Your water heater is dying and it’s time to replace it. You’ve been thinking about switching to a tankless water heater, but is it really worth the extra expense upfront? In most cases, it is, but that’s something you should decide for yourself. Five Star Plumbing can replace your old standing water heater with a new one or a tankless one. Here are five advantages of tankless water heaters.
1. They Pay for Themselves
Tankless water heaters are more expensive than standing heaters, especially if you have to renovate your home slightly to accommodate the tankless unit. These water heaters are very energy-efficient, however, and homeowners find that the savings in their utility bills often pay for the tankless system quickly. Better yet, they realize additional utility savings throughout the life of the tankless unit.
2. They Last Longer
The average lifespan of a standing water heater is eight to 12 years. You’ll be lucky if you get more than 12 years out of the standing heater. Tankless water heaters generally last as long 20 years, meaning you’ll get more life out of your initial investment. When you couple this with cost-savings on your utility bills, you realize that this water heater type is a better investment for you and your home.
3. Unlimited Hot Water
Cost-savings and lifespan aside, let’s get down to the real reason why so many homeowners opt for tankless water heaters: unlimited hot water. Because a tankless heater heats the water as it runs through the unit rather than only heat the water stored in a tank, you will never run out of hot water no matter how long your run it. The hot water supply isn’t limited to a hot water tank’s capacity.
4. Multiple Usage Capabilities
You won’t run out of hot water if you have several appliances going at the same time, either. With standing hot water heaters, you often cannot take a hot shower while the washing machine or dishwasher is running. You might also be unable to take a shower if someone is taking one in the other bathroom. Tankless water heaters heat all of the water, even if it’s running at the same time.
5. Reduce Storage Space
Finally, a tankless hot water heater takes up less storage space, meaning you can use that old water heater closet for something else. In addition to saving space and money on your utility bills, a tankless hot water heater will boost the value of your home, giving you more money in your investment. The more value you hold in your home, the more value you hold in your overall asset portfolio.
Call Five Star Plumbing in San Antonio, TX, if you would like to discuss installing a tankless water heater in your home or business.