If your water heater is getting up in age and you are looking to replace it, you may not realize that you have options. Tankless water heaters are gaining popularity among homeowners because of their many benefits.
Due to the fact that these appliances are relatively new to the market, many people aren’t familiar with the advantages of choosing this type of system and only look at the price tag.
We’re going to take a look at their key advantages of choosing a tankless water heater to help you make an informed decision before you buy it. Keep reading for more information!
Conservation is Key
Whether you are trying to conserve energy or water, a tankless water heater is a great solution.
Traditional water heaters use a storage tank to keep water hot for when you are ready to use it.
However, because it must continually keep the water warm, energy is constantly being used (and wasted.)
Also, when you are ready to use hot water, you must allow time to drain the cold water from the pipes as well as time for the water to make its way from the tank to your remote location.
Tankless water heaters warm water when you need it, as you need it. This means that there is no energy wasted to keep water hot. You also won’t have to wait as long for hot water to make it to your faucet, resulting in less wastewater.
The Real Cost of Tankless Heaters
If you simply look at the price tag of a tankless water heater versus a traditional water heater, and then factor in the installation costs, you may find that there are significant differences between the two.
Although this cost may be different, you will still see savings with a tankless water heater. Traditional water heaters last around 8-12 years, require regular maintenance, and often need repairs to keep their functionality.
Tankless water heaters will easily last for 20 or more years, do not need much maintenance, and do not often require repairs. These factors will easily make up the difference in cost between a traditional and tankless water heater.
Traditional water heaters require a fair amount of space. The space used is often in your garage, attic, or a closet--all of which are used to store your family’s belongings.
Because these systems require the tank to keep the water warm, there isn’t much of a way around this, but with a tankless water heater, this will not be an issue.
Tankless water heaters are about the size of a large computer, which means you will be able to use your closet/garage/attic for the storage that you need. If you are considering a tankless water heater, do your research!
You will quickly find that there are many, many benefits to these systems as well as numerous cost savings. No matter your choice in water heaters, we can give you plenty of information as well as quotes on the installation of both types of units. Call Cajun Maintenance today at (225) 372-2444 for all of the solutions to your water heating needs!