The new year is chock full of new opportunities, not the least of which is taking your home comfort to the next level. While your mind may have immediately turned to your HVAC system, we actually want you to take time to consider your water heater.
How long has yours been providing hot water for your home?
If your water heater has been in service close to or beyond 20 years, it may mean you need to start the year off by considering a new one. To kick things off, let’s look at the reasons you may want to consider switching to a tankless water heater.
What Makes a Tankless Water Heater Work
If you aren’t familiar with the operation of a tankless water heater, we’re happy to give you a quick overview.
Rather than storing hot water for use, a tankless water heater warms up water when it is requested. In short, when you turn on a hot water tap, the water is fed through the tankless water heater and warmed up before being sent to the house.
While tankless water heaters have their pros and cons, which we’ll get into below, they are known for providing hot water in a highly efficient manner.
Why Consider Going Tankless
One of the best ways to figure out if this system is right for your home is to learn more about the benefits of a tankless water heater. Here are some of the biggest perks that you’ll want to know about.
- Saved water. A tankless water heater warms up water only if and when it is needed. This is different from a storage tank system that holds water at the ready at all times. The end result is that a tankless water heater helps you use far fewer gallons of water.
- Saved energy. Storage tank systems can be prone to standby heat loss which refers to the extra energy used to keep the unused hot water heated. Tankless water heaters don’t have to deal with this since they only heat up water when you need it. This means you need far less energy to get the hot water that you need.
- Saved space. A tankless water heater doesn’t need as much space to do its job because it doesn’t include a large, multi-gallon tank. This also means you can mount the system on the wall, which frees up even more space in your home.
- Unlimited hot water. Last but not least, tankless water heaters are highly enjoyable for their unlimited hot water delivery response. Unless the system becomes overloaded by extreme demand (think running the dishwasher, shower, and laundry at once), this system will provide hot water continually without running out.
Are you ready for a water heater upgrade? If so, it may be a good idea to ask a professional if a tankless water heater is right for your home’s needs.
Schedule your appointment for a water heater replacement with Air Control Home Services. We provide up-front pricing and are committed to customer satisfaction.