Tankless water heaters are not the new item that many homeowners consider them to be. In reality, they have been serving homes across the country very reliably for several decades. But that is just the beginning of why many homeowners choose to go tankless for their next water heater. From their compact size to exceptional energy-efficiency, these units are the future of affordable hot water.
Endless Hot Water For Everyone
The tankless water heater uses an innovative process to provide endless hot water for your household. The tankless unit only heats water on-demand rather than heating a limited amount of water in a holding tank. So unless you have a faucet or shower running, the unit is not heating any water. But the moment you open a hot water spigot, the system begins heating water as it flows through the plumbing lines to your sink or shower. And that process continues until you shut off the hot water faucet. So you can enjoy as long a shower as you like and never worry about running out of hot water. That is a huge benefit for large families or anyone who wants a piping hot 20-minute shower.
Small But Mighty
The average tankless water heater is only about the size of a carry-on piece of luggage because it needs no large holding tank. Think of how easy installing a two-foot cube under the sink or in a closet near your shower or sink would be. These very compact units are ideal for installation in a master bathroom to ensure that you always have plenty of hot water for showering. And if you are considering an addition to your home that includes a bathroom, this is a cost-effective way to provide hot water. And there is no need to run additional hot water lines from another part of your home.
The average traditional water heater has a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years with proper care and service. By comparison, the tankless water heaters offer twice that length of service or more with the same reasonable care and maintenance. So you have many more years of reliability and service from these fantastic appliances.
No Leaking Issues
Along the longevity lines, the most common issue with a traditional water heater is that the tank corrodes and begins to leak. Not only does that require a new water heater installation, but it can also create costly water damage and even mold contamination. But when you have a tankless water heater, there is no potential for a leaking tank to ruin flooring, damage the structure or your home, or foster mold growth.
The biggest win for the tankless water heater is its extreme energy efficiency compared to its counterpart. Traditional water heaters waste a massive amount of energy, keeping a holding tank of water hot 24/7. Even when you are at work or away on vacation, that water heater is consuming energy. Consider how many hours each week you are away from home or asleep. If that is over 50% of the time, imagine saving half the cost of heating your water each month. This energy and money savings is what excited homeowners the most when they decided to switch to a tankless water heater.
To learn more about going tankless and receive a free, no-obligation price quote for a tankless water heater installation, call (334) 206-8878. The licensed plumbers at Alabama Home Pros will help you properly size and select a unit that will best meet the needs of your household. In addition, our installation and the tankless water heater will be backed by our industry-leading comprehensive warranty.