If you're in need of a new water heater, you may wonder if you should upgrade to a tankless water heater. It is becoming more popular to ditch the traditional hot water tank for the following reasons.
One of the biggest reasons to switch to tankless water heating is due to energy savings. It is no secret that a traditional hot water heater can be incredibly wasteful when it comes to the energy that it uses. That's because you are continuously heating a large tank of water so that it is ready to use on-demand, even when you are away from your home for hours, days, or weeks at a time.
Tankless water heating is going to heat the water on demand as you use it. This causes energy to only be used while you are using hot water in your home, which is not for that many minutes of the day.
Endless Hot Water
Anybody with a big family can tell you the struggle that comes with being the last one to shower. You are lucky if there is enough hot water to get you through it since traditional water heaters typically can't keep up with high levels of demand. Thankfully, a new tankless model can keep up with demand. It is impossible to run out of hot water for the typical family with a single bathroom. While there may be limitations to the simultaneous use of hot water, this is only an issue with low-end tankless water heaters.
The lifespan of a traditional hot water tank is going to be much shorter than a tankless model. This is due to the many aspects of a hot water tank that can become damaged and difficult to repair. For example, having rust on the exterior of the water tank is often a reason to replace the entire unit.
A tankless model doesn't have a single part that can fail and cause the whole appliance to be thrown away. This leads to the tankless model lasting much longer in the end compared to its traditional counterpart.
Smaller Household Footprint
You shouldn't forget about how much less space a tankless water heater will use when compared to a tank. This lets you reclaim some of your home back that was dedicated to a large appliance. While many people won't appreciate the difference in size, it will for those that have smaller homes or water heaters in utility closets.