Lately, you may have heard something about new tankless water heaters—systems that provide homes with unlimited hot water. These systems are great and have many advantages besides a never-ending supply of hot water, such as energy efficiency, a longer lifespan, and a reduced risk of catastrophic failure. Allbritten can walk you through these systems and what they’re capable of.
What is a tankless water heater?
As the name itself states, a tankless water heater doesn’t store hot water in a tank, waiting for you to use it. Instead, a tankless system rapidly heats water when you turn on your faucet. It’s smaller than a traditional water heater and can even be wall-mounted, saving you room in your garage or laundry room.
All the hot water you need
A tankless water heater warms water as it runs through the system, not by storing hot water. This means that you have access to unlimited warm water when you or your family turns on the faucet. No more running out of hot water in the morning.
Save money through efficiency
Whether you’ve used gas or an electric system, heating water can be a large part of your home’s energy bills. A tankless system uses less energy because it’s heating water as you need it, not paying to maintain a store of hot water that you’re not using, such as a traditional system does. With a tankless setup, you’re saving a large amount on your monthly bills that can offset the price of the system.
Standard water heaters last about ten years at most, but tankless water heaters can last twice that long if properly maintained. So, while the initial cost of a tankless system may be higher than a conventional one, consider that you might have to buy two standard water heaters in the time you’d have the single tankless unit.
No risk of a burst water heater
When you have a metal tank full of hot water, things can go wrong. Very wrong. In a worst-case scenario, your water heater can have pressure build-up, putting stress on the interior that eventually results in something breaking and the water getting loose. You could be at work all day, have your water heater burst, and come home to a flood. If you have a tank water heater, Allbritten can help with automatic water shut-off systems. However, we’d recommend considering a switch to a tankless water heater. Since there’s no storage of water, there’s no risk of a burst.
Allbritten can help install a tankless system
If you’re ready to make the switch to a tankless water heater, Allbritten’s skilled and industry-certified plumbers can help. Give us a call to schedule service or to learn more about the tankless setups we offer.