4 Advantages of Installing Tankless Water Heaters
Are you due for a water heater replacement for your commercial or residential property? The chances are, if you have already spoken with a local plumbing company, then you were likely recommended considering a tankless water heater solution for your hot water needs.
Over the past two decades, tankless water heaters have come a long ways in terms of their efficiency and output capacity. These days, tankless water heaters have grown to be able to power larger volume requirements such as commercial and residential apartments, business establishments, hotels, and schools. While the initial cost for them are generally higher, they eventually pay themselves off due to how energy-efficient and eco-friendly they operate (not to mention SPACE-SAVERS, which we'll get into shortly).
Do not miss out on significant energy savings. There are tested and proven tankless water heater models likely available near you. Notable brands include Rheem, Bradford White, Rinnai, and EcoSmart.
With that said, let's go over some of the benefits tankless water heaters provide a little more in depth:
1. Longer lasting with lower maintenance costs
Well-maintained tankless water heaters can last over 20 years compared to the average 7-12 year lifespan of their traditional tank counterparts. Depending on your available energy sources in your home or commercial space, tankless water heaters are conveniently available as both gas and electric-powered. In addition, they simply do not need the same necessary routine maintenance that tank water heaters do. Things like regular draining of sediments in the tank, cracked tanks, and tank leaks, become a thing of the past.
2. Tankless Water Heaters are Space-Savers
If you are at home right now, go out to your garage, closet, or wherever your tank water heater is currently located. Whether it is a 40, 50, or even 100 gallon tank, notice how much space it takes up. Now imagine a small luggage right next to it - that is an easy comparison of the space-saving benefits of tankless water heaters.
Traditional tank water heaters have storage tanks that simply occupy much more space, given the massive tanks they have to use for storage. Because tankless water heaters operate by only heating water on demand as needed, they can get by without large storage tanks - saving you crucial space. This is most especially useful for smaller or more tight spaces, such as apartment buildings, restaurants, and in many modern buildings in cities.
3. No More Flood Risk
Because tankless water heaters don’t utilize storage tanks, the possibility of water flooding your property is drastically lowered. Many long-time home owners have encountered a leaking (or even exploding) water heater storage tank, which results in the flooding of the surrounding area. With nobody to power down the water heating system, disaster can occur. In a residential apartment with traditional water heaters, some tenants may forget to turn off the water heaters leading to water overflowing from the tanks — thus causing flooding. Tankless water heaters virtually eliminate this flood risk due to the nature of how they operate - only heating water as needed and without the need to store it in a tank. If they do ever leak (which is extremely uncommon) flooding would be minimal. However, given the durability of tankless water heaters, it may take more than two decades before you would ever worry about serious issues to the unit.
4. Less Water Waste
Another reason why the way tankless water heaters operate is beneficial, is because their efficiency results in tremendous water savings. There is minimal leaking, if ever any, on tankless water heaters, due to water not flowing in and out of a storage tank, as it does with other traditional water heaters. Tankless water heaters will heat for as long as a person is using the water and stop heating when switched off. This process saves both water and energy. While they do have a few kinks to iron out, tankless units are simply superior to their traditional counterparts in many ways.
If you are still using a traditional tank water heater in your home or business, it is highly recommended that you consider switching over to a tankless solution during your next replacement. We are a trusted tankless water heater company here in Las Vegas, knowledgeable on what you need to know prior to making the switch. Give us a call today!