While many homeowners have a traditional water heater, more people are looking into and installing tankless water heaters. Although traditional water heaters certainly have their advantages, tankless water heaters also have plenty of quality benefits.
A tankless water heater is a small heater that quickly heats water, while it’s in use. This makes this type of heater great for smaller homes that do not use a lot of water. For the energy conscious home, this is a great options as standard models use 45-60% less energy than standard water heater models.
Traditional water heaters have low output burners and require a recovery time to reheat. Tankless water heaters use high output modulating burners that heat up in about 5 seconds and supply endless hot water. This results in higher efficiency such that the tankless unit only supplies enough heat to meet demand. But also the luxury of always having a hot shower with no delay. Efficiency and luxury, who doesn’t want that?
Although it can be more expensive initially, the lifetime of a tankless water heater is at least 20 years, compared to the eight to ten year life of a traditional water heater. The tankless heater is also small and compact, not a big, bulky tank that tends to take up a great deal of space in your home.
While these are just a few benefits, check out the infograph below for more reasons it might be time to invest in a tankless water heater for your home.
Post by Brian Whitehurst