When you think of water heaters, you might think of large tanks of heated water that are powered by either gas or electricity. These aren’t the only options available, however. In fact, we at Metro Plumbing more often recommend tankless water heaters over any other option. Here are a few reasons why.
- Hot water never runs out: One of the worst downsides of your typical water heater is having to wait for the water to heat up all the way and then running out of hot water before you’re done using it. You don’t have that problem with tankless water heaters. Unlike the tank water heater, the tankless option heats the water as you need it, provides instant hot water, and doesn’t run out.
- Lower energy bill: Because tankless water heaters only heat the water as you need it instead of constantly using the heating element all day, it saves energy and lowers your energy bill.
- Longer lifespan: A basic tank water heater might last 8 to 15 years, or sometimes less if you have hard water buildup corroding the heating element. A tankless water heater doesn’t store the water as the other heater does, so there isn’t as much of a chance for hard water buildup. The typical lifespan of a tankless water heater is up to 20 years.
- Space saver: One last reason why we often recommend tankless water heaters is because they take up much less space than the other options available. The tank is often wall-mounted, so you can use the floor space below for other things.
These are just a few reasons why we like to recommend tankless water heaters to our customers. You can give us a call to learn more or see how they compare to the other options available.