Are you thinking about getting a new water heater? Are you having trouble deciding what kind to get? Maybe you’re still debating between a traditional and tankless water heater. If so, you’re probably wondering what the advantages of a tankless unit are over the traditional kind. Read on to find out!
Want Lower Utility Bills?
One of the biggest advantages of a tankless water heater is that it will lower your utility costs. Depending on how much hot water you use, you can save from 10 to 50 percent on your utility bill. The reason for this is that a tankless water heater only heats up water when you need to use it; a traditional unit, on the other hand, has to constantly maintain the temperature of the water in your tank, whether you are using it or not, which means the traditional tank unit is continually running.
Want Unlimited Hot Water?
Another benefit of the tankless water heater is that you won’t run out of hot water! Unlike the traditional water heater, there is no tank for the water to sit, so you are not limited to what your water heater tank can hold. Instead, the water comes directly from the water supply, which passes right on through your tankless heater to your faucet, heating up as it passes through the heater. You can wash your laundry while you take a shower, without having to worry about running out of hot water.
Want Cleaner Water?
Since tankless units don’t store water, you won’t have to worry about scale or rust build-up in the tank–because there is no tank! As a result, the water you shower in and drink is cleaner than the water from a regular tank unit.
Due to the lack of a basin for rust to build up, the tankless water heater will last longer. The life expectancy of a tankless water heater is 20 to 30 years, compared to 10-15 for the traditional model.
Want to Free Up Space?
Since a tankless hot water heater is about the size of a suitcase, it takes up much less space than a traditional water heater (which can consume up to 16 square feet of space). Because of its compact size, the tankless water heater can be installed on any wall.
A tankless water heater may cost more upfront than its traditional counterpart, but the savings you reap over time from lowered energy costs will end up paying for the unit itself.
Give yourself peace of mind with a tankless water heater that delivers cleaner water and energy-efficient benefits. Call us at (516) 671-3232 to discuss options with our experts.