Tankless Water Heaters For The Win
Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater
What if you could produce more hot water, faster, and have it cost less than a traditional water heater? That’s exactly what a tankless water heater does for your home!
Sometimes called “On Demand” units, tankless water heaters use from 30-50% less energy than traditional water heaters by getting rid of the 40-50 gallon hot water storage tank. Since the water is heated on demand as soon as the demand for hot water stops, the unit turns off and stops using energy. Tankless units use gas or propane as the energy source. Because of the tanks high powered burners special venting and sealing is required, this is not a DIY job.
Depending on your household size, appliances, and usage, you may need more than one unit to be able to supply hot water to the shower and the dishwasher at the same time. Upfront cost of the unit(s) may influence your budget especially if the size of your home may require multiple tankless heaters, but will pay for itself over time. Tankless units also last up to twenty years, which is twice as long as a traditional water heater.
Two more benefits of tankless water heaters
Tankless units are about the size of a suitcase, giving you back more of your living or storage area. Since they are so small, they would be ideal for the current “Tiny Home” trend.
As we mentioned before, traditional water heaters store your hot water in a tank. Over time the tanks can rust and build up water scaling tainting the water you use. With a tankless unit, you’ll always have fresh, clean, and hot water on demand.
This is a photo from a customer install in Des Moines, Iowa by Gallon Plumbing. For more in-depth information about tankless water heaters check out this page.