When the horseless carriage first came on the scene, people scoffed and claimed the automobile would never catch on.
A similar but smaller scale reaction occurred when word first leaked on tankless water heaters. As in, “You’ve got to heat the water somewhere, and if not in a storage tank, then where?!”
We couldn’t have asked that question better ourselves. And therein lies the mechanical marvel of a tankless water heater. Gone is the storage tank that must keep water hot 24/7 so there’s plenty available whenever you need it. In its place is a wall-mounted heat exchanger that heats cold water “on demand” – as soon as you turn on a hot water faucet or appliance. And it keeps heating the water until you’ve used all you need.
By installing a tankless water heater in your home, you can save energy and money, eliminate hot water shortages, and gain some extra floor space.
- Because a tankless system heats water only when it’s needed, a family of 4 can save an average of $175 a year on water-heating energy costs.
- Typical tank-style water heaters last only about 10 to 15 years, with warranties of 6 to 8 years. Tankless heaters last up to 20 years and often come with a 10 to 15-year warranty.
- Have you ever taken a nice, hot shower when suddenly you feel the sting of cold water? The usual cause is someone turning on a cold-water faucet or appliance at the same time. With a tankless system, the hot water stays hot, regardless of who might be using water – hot or cold – elsewhere.
- Storage tank units can accumulate rust and sediment deposits inside the tank. If the problem gets severe enough, you’ll notice a red tinge to your hot water. With a tankless system, that worry is gone.
- A tankless water heater provides additional floor space. That’s because they’re wall-mounted…so, once your storage tank is removed, space is freed up. Plus, your tankless heat exchanger can be installed just about anywhere: on your basement wall, under a sink, even outdoors in warmer climates.
To learn more about tankless water heaters and if one makes sense for you, contact Pann Home Services today. We’ll assess your family’s hot water needs and present you with a custom new system proposal.