With a tankless water heater, also called a demand-type or instantaneous water heater, you and your family will never have to worry about running out of hot water. These devices heat water directly without a storage tank. They heat water that travels through a pipe to deliver a constant supply. If you need to use a large number of hot water appliances at once, make sure you choose a unit with plenty of capacity for your Lakewood Ranch, Florida, home. The right tankless water heater can lower your utility bills, save energy, conserve space, and help you avoid expensive repairs.
Lower Utility Bills
Since tankless water heaters only work when you turn on your hot water, they use less electricity or gas than standard models, also called storage water heaters. Most of these water heaters have tanks that keep water warm constantly. Even a conventional water heater with good insulation will lose heat energy through the walls of its tank.
Tankless water heaters can cost homeowners up to three times more than traditional models, but the investment is worth it for the additional utility savings. Many models are eligible for a Federal tax credit to help you offset the extra cost. If you choose a tankless water heater that uses electricity, you may need to contact an electrician to upgrade your home’s wiring.
Some people take longer showers with a tankless water heater because more hot water is available. You can save more energy and water by taking shorter showers. If you indulge in a long bath or shower occasionally, you won’t increase your energy use much with an efficient tankless water heater. Many people use less energy even when they heat slightly more water than they did with a conventional water heater.
More Free Space
With a tankless water heater, you won’t have to find a place to store the large tank that comes with a conventional water heater. Most tankless models are about the same size as a desktop computer, while a typical tank is about 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide.
If you choose a tankless water heater, you can use the extra space in your garage, basement, or utility closet for storage or even make a room bigger with some remodeling. A tankless water heater is also a great way to save space in a small home or a condo. Many models will fit underneath a kitchen or bathroom sink. For many homeowners, adding a tankless water heater is the easiest way to increase the capacity of their existing water heater.
A tankless water heater can work efficiently for up to a decade longer than most conventional water heaters, and most parts are easily replaceable. The warranty for a tankless water heater is usually 15 years, while traditional water heaters typically come with a warranty that’s about six years long.
A tankless water heater is better for the environment as well. It uses smaller amounts of energy, and it won’t force you to get rid of a rusty tank. Many models are made from recycled materials. You also won’t need to worry about repairing leaks in your tank, removing sediment or rust that could contaminate your water, or fixing water damage caused by a leak.
Reliable Hot Water
A tankless water heater can provide higher water pressure and more consistent hot water than a conventional unit. Since these heaters are small and easy to install, people usually have them installed near bathrooms and kitchens. That way, your hot water will feel warmer because it won’t have to travel through long pipes before you or your family can use it. You also won’t have to wait as long for your water to get warm, especially if you have a gas tankless water heater.
Aqua Plumbing & Air is a Factory Authorized Carrier Dealer that offers over 40 years of heating, cooling, and plumbing experience. We can help you maintain, install, and repair a variety of HVAC and plumbing equipment, including tankless water heaters. Call us anytime at (941) 306-3715 for an excellent value and outstanding help from our expert technicians.
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