If you’re running out of hot water a lot faster than you used to, then you have at least one very good reason to consider purchasing a replacement unit. Here are a few others:
- If it’s at least 12 years old
- If it’s sprung a leak
- You’re looking for one more way to reduce your monthly energy costs
- If the proposed cost to repair your existing water heater is at least 50% of the price to replace it
Once you’ve weighed all your options, let’s assume that you opt to replace your water heater. Well, if you have a conventional storage tank unit, you’ll be glad to know that you now have at least one more replacement option: a tankless water heater.
By definition, tankless water heaters have no storage tanks. So right away, that frees up a little extra storage space. But that’s just where the benefits begin: here’s more:
- Once you turn on a hot water faucet or fixture, cold water flows through the system’s heat exchanger where it’s instantly heated and sent on its way. That helps lower your energy costs as water is heated only as it’s needed.
- With the right size system, you can enjoy an unlimited amount of hot water, even during periods of peak demand.
- Tankless water heaters have an average life expectancy of 20 years or more, about 5-8 years longer than a storage tank model.
- You can purchase a whole-house tankless water heater or a single-source model for a specific application, like that new bathroom you might be planning build.
All things considered, you have a lot to gain by switching from a storage tank to a tankless water heater. For a full comparison and detailed explanation of your options, contact Plumbtastic today.