Advantages Of Using Tankless Water Heaters
October, 25th, 2016
Are you tired of taking cold showers? Does the idea of constantly heating your water in a big tank seem mighty inefficient and wasteful to you? Then a tankless water heater may be just the right option for you and your household. There are many advantages of switching to a tankless water heater like saving water and energy, but one of the most important advantages is how much $$$ you save in the long run.
Save Energy with Tankless
Of course, the first question that comes to mind is how much money and energy are you going to save by using a Tankless Water Heater. Upfront costs for a tankless water heater are higher than a conventional water heate, however your operating costs will start to make up for it immediately. The money you are saving is from not having to spend money on standby heat; a conventional storage-tank water heater collects and stores your water using a continual heating source to keep the water hot.
Tankless water systems provide hot water as soon as you turn on your faucet, instantaneously, when you need it so you don’t have to waste energy heating unused water.
The Lifespan of a Tankless
While a typical tank water heater is supposed to last 10 to 15 years, tankless water heaters last longer than any other water heater with an expected lifespan of 20 years. While tanks tend to develop rust over the years, rest assured knowing you don’t have to worry about that issue with tankless. If you’re planning to stay in your home for a while, that’s a HUGE replacement fee you’re saving. Even if you’re not going to stay in your home for that long, it’s nice to pay it forward towards the overall cost savings of home ownership. The Department of Energy estimates energy savings of up to 50% with tankless water heaters.
Even if you weren’t concerned about saving money and energy, one of the big advantages of tankless water heaters is the potential space savings. Traditional water heaters with a 40 to 60 gallon capacity are generally around 60″ tall and 24″ wide. A tankless water heater ranges 20″ wide by 28″ tall and just 10″ deep. The compact size of a tankless water heater can be stored on the wall of anywhere in your home or in the garage.
Need A Water Heater Replacement or Repair? Call Corley!
Are you in need of a water heater replacement or repair? Corley Plumbing Air Electric has years of experience in the installation, service, and repair of conventional and tankless water heaters in Greenville, SC, and we’d be happy to talk you through your options. Give us a call at (864) 517 – 1251 or contact us online to get the knowledge you need to make an informed choice!