When it comes to water heaters you may already know that there are several different types. One of these is a tankless water heater which uses electric or gas heat to warm water as it travels through your pipes and into your home. These kinds of water heaters much like their name suggests do not include tanks where the water is heated. Instead, it’s heated on demand through the pipe and directly into your home. So what are some benefits or key features of these water heaters? Let’s explore a few below!
They Save Space
The fact that these water heaters don’t require a tank means that they don’t require nearly as much space in your home. With the significant size difference, it’s easy to install this kind of water heater in your home in spaces like a laundry room.
They’re Energy Efficient
In a traditional water heater, the system is always running to keep the water in the tank hot. That means even when you’re not using it the water is still being heated. Whereas in a tankless system the water is only heated when needed. This helps save energy and the amount of water you consume because you’re only using what you need when you need it. Another benefit that comes with energy-efficient is cost saving. Less energy used means less money you have to pay on your utility bill each month!
They Last Longer
Typically tankless water heaters will last longer than your normal water heaters. Where a normal tank may last approximately 10 years, a tankless system with proper care can last upwards of 20 years. That means you don’t have to worry about replacing your water heater for two decades… can’t complain about that!
They Need Less Maintenance
Typical water heaters require maintenance every year, but tankless are less prone to issues. They can typically go several years without maintenance depending on the quality of the water in your area. While we don’t suggest you wait forever or until something breaks to call a professional, it is worth noting that maintenance is low pressure for tankless systems. Just be sure that as a homeowner you’re keeping an eye on the system!
In this blog, we only covered 4 key benefits of a tankless water heater but there are even more features that may make it the right choice for your home. To learn more about whether a tankless water heater is right for your home contact a Miller’s professional — we’re happy to help answer any questions! If you think you’re ready to ditch your old tank for a tankless system then give Miller’s a call. Our plumbing experts are ready to help you make the switch! (804) 758-4314