Time to Go Tankless?
Tankless water heaters are all the rage in energy-efficient homes. But are they really worth it? Ask any homeowner who has already made the switch and chances are you’ll hear a resounding yes!
From long, hot showers to lower utility bills, there are a lot of reasons to love having a tankless water heater. It’s a long-term investment in your home that you’ll enjoy using every single day. The advantages these systems offer quickly offset the higher upfront cost. Here’s a look at just a few of the benefits you’ll enjoy.
Endless Hot Water
Tankless water heaters don’t store water in a tank (hence the name). Instead, they heat the water on-demand when you turn your faucet’s hot water handle. This means you won’t run out of water when the tank runs out. Instead, you’ll enjoy hot water at a consistent temperature until you turn it off.
As if the first benefit weren’t enough, your tankless water system will also save you money! When compared to a traditional tank heater, an Energy-Star-Certified tankless water heater uses 40% to 60% less energy. This translates to a savings of up to $1,800 over the lifetime of the equipment.
When you purchase a tankless water heater, you’ll likely also receive a rebate. Currently, this ranges anywhere from $250 to $675, depending on the type of system you buy.
Tankless water heaters are very compact. They’re typically mounted on the wall in your garage or outside your home. When you get rid of your large hot water tank, you’ll free up more space and eliminate the eyesore.
While a traditional water tank has a life expectancy of 8 to 10 years, you can expect your tankless system to last for up to 20 years! You’ll likely also receive a longer warranty. This will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing the manufacturer stands behind their product and will make things right if you run into any problems.
While tank water heaters require annual maintenance, there’s very little you need to do with a tankless water heater. Depending on the quality of your water supply, some simple maintenance every four to five years is usually sufficient. This will save you both time and money.
Are You Ready to Go Tankless?
If you’re considering taking the leap into the world of tankless water heaters, we can help! Contact us today to learn more about your options and explore our water heater inventory.