When considering your home’s hot water, it’s important to consider all the options. If you’re just comparing gas and electric tank water heaters, you’re missing out on an entirely new world of water heating technology. Tankless water heaters are the new and, according to some homeowners, the best way to heat the water in your home.
The Benefits of Tankless
Essentially, what sets tankless apart is the fact that it heats water in a series of coils rather than storage. The water warms when you need it, hence the alternate name: “on-demand” water heating. Tankless water heaters have been installed in thousands of homes across the U.S., and their popularity is growing. There are a number of reasons why:
- Energy Efficiency– Tankless heating is the greener, more cost-effective solution to heating the water in your home because, rather than heat water 24/7, it heats on-demand, ensuring that you only pay for energy you use. They are also typically about 30% more efficient with the energy that they do use.
- Space Conservation– No storage tank means no need to fill up an entire utility room with a hefty machine. Tankless water heaters are only the size of a carry-on suitcase, and they can be installed on practically any wall.
- Longer Lifespan– Whereas a tank-type water heater only lasts about 8 to 12 years with proper maintenance, a tankless water heater can last between 15 and 20, with warranties to match!
The most popular though? Constant hot water. When your water heater has a tank, it’s because that tank is a reservoir. The tank is only so big, and eventually, is going to run out of hot water. If you’re using more hot water than your tank has saved up, you could end up with a cold shower at the end of the day…and no one wants that. The concept behind tankless water heaters, is that there is no tank to pull from, so the water simply gets heated as needed. This means you’ll heat all the water you need, not just what the tank can hold.
Call Lighten Up to hear more about tankless water heating and what it can do for you. Our technicians will tell you everything you need to know about how the system works and what it does for your home. Contact Lighten Up Plumbing today, and find out about the water heater that works for you!