When looking at new water heaters for your home, you will quickly learn that tankless water heaters are growing in popularity. The once somewhat obscure option is now a choice for many environmentally conscious homeowners and anyone who wants to save money each month. But in most cases, the increase in popularity is a combination of any or all of these four excellent benefits of tankless water heaters.
Endless Hot Water
If you have a large family or live with someone who takes very long showers, you could be very excited about having an endless supply of hot water. Because tankless water heaters have no holding tank and only heat water as it flows through the pipes to your faucet or shower, the supply is pretty much unlimited. So the last person in line for a shower gets the same enjoyable hot water that the first person.
This option is a better choice than increasing the size of your traditional water heater for two reasons. First, the tankless units are more energy efficient. And second, you never know how large a holding tank a conventional water heater might need. With a tankless water heater, you will always have plenty of hot water.
Saving Money And The Planet
Many homeowners love tankless water heaters because they are far more energy-efficient than tank-style models. Traditional units use energy 24/7 to keep that tank of water hot. But you are away at work all day and sleeping for many hours at night. There is no need for hot water during all of those hours. But your traditional water heater cannot account for those times when no one needs hot water. So it continues to waste energy heating water for no reason. A tankless water heater only consumes energy when someone opens a faucet or turns on a shower. That saves you a ton of money. And it saves many emissions that are polluting the planet.
Are You Expanding?
If you are making an addition to your home or finishing a basement or attic, a tankless water heater could be just what you need. These units can be installed under a sink or in a closet because they are about the size of a carry-on piece of luggage. And that means you are not facing the expense of running new hot water lines from your existing water heater. And even if the piping is not a significant concern, the addition of more bathrooms means a greater demand for hot water and often a new, larger water heater. But all those expenses and worries can be eliminated with the addition of a tankless water heater in your home addition.
Traditional water heaters are known for inconsistent water temperature. This is due to the unit taking water from the top of the holding tank in short repetitive bursts. The technical term is thermal stacking. And the result is that the water at the top of the tank is superheated while the water at the bottom remains cool. But the danger is that children or older adults with sensitive skin could suffer severe burns from the superheated water. The solution is a tankless water heater that heats all water consistently as it flows to the shower. There is never a worry about a child being scalded by overheated water.
To learn more about the benefits of tankless water heaters, call (301) 278-8786. A licensed plumber from A Better Plumber will visit your home, answer your questions, and provide you with a free, no-obligation price quote for a tankless water heater for your home.