Reasons to Buy a Tankless Water Heater for Your Home

Reasons to Buy a Tankless Water Heater for Your Home


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Are you in the market for a new water heater? You may want to look at tankless water heaters. On average, they provide between two and five gallons each minute. There are a lot of reasons to purchase a tankless water heater. If you are switching from a traditional water heater to a tankless version, you will have to talk to a construction services company but here are some reasons you really should consider making that switch:

  • They take very little maintenance and they last a long time. The tankless water heater models that are available today have a longer lifespan than their traditional counterparts. A tankless water heater should last at least 20 years. Traditional water heaters have a lifespan that is between 10 and 15 years. The modular nature of the tankless water heater means that if there is a problem with one of the components of the tankless water heater, the malfunctioning part can be easily swapped out for one that is working, This does not take complicated construction services or require you replace the heater.
  • Tankless water heaters are very energy efficient. In the typical American household, nearly 30% of the energy budget goes towards heating water for the home. It has been estimated that tankless water heaters are anywhere between 24 and 34% more energy efficient than traditional water heaters. That savings can pay for the installation of the new water heater over time. It also really does add up. If you are interested in saving money and reducing your carbon footprint, this is the way to go for your family’s water heating needs.
  • Buy Energy Star rated appliances. You can get a tankless water heater that has been rated by the Energy Star program. Most of these water heaters have a rating of 0.95 (the highest rating is 1.0). An appliance with an Energy Star rating of 0.95 means that, in the case of tankless water heaters, 95% of the energy used by the unit is being converted directly into hot water. Very little energy is wasted.
  • How much hot water do you need? Tankless water heaters give you several options. If you and your family use a very large amount of hot water, you can talk to the construction services company about putting in more than one tankless water heater units. There are also “point of use” tankless water heaters that can be installed for a bathtub or shower. These small units have no tank and can be hung on a wall. They take up a very small amount of space. Many individuals and family can have one tankless water heater to provide hot water for their entire home.
  • Talk to an expert about getting the right size. When you want to buy a tankless water heater, you should talk to a general contractor about what size you should have the construction services company install. Traditional water heaters are easy to size. You measure the tank. Tankless water heaters produce hot water at different rates. The “bigger” ones produce more gallons per minute (GPM) of hot water. What you need to do is think about what your peak usage is. Most households do not have someone in the shower while they simultaneously doing a load of laundry and running the dishwasher. You can talk this over with a plumbing services professionals.
  • The GPM is impacted by the climate. If you live in Duluth, Minnesota, it will take more energy to heat the water that enters your home and this will change the amount of water per minute that can be heated than if you live in Miami, Florida. When you are looking at different models of tankless water heaters, talk to the plumbers or the construction services expert about this. The region of the country where you live may mean you need a different model. Cold showers are never fun, no matter where you live.

Everyone wants to save money where they can. Lowering your energy bills is always a popular idea. By switching from a conventional water heater to a tankless water heater will do that and provide great, hot water.