Why a Tankless Water Heater is a Good Replacement for Your Old Tank

by | Nov 12, 2013 | Plumbers

When it comes time to replace your old water heater, the options are more open than they were in the past. You may want to consider the benefits of having a Tankless water heater installed instead. A conventional water heater uses a lot of the electricity consumed by a home, and as such, is inefficient. A lot of that energy is expelled to keep water hot so that it is available for use at another time. If you have a lot of people living in your home, you’re familiar with the common scenario of running out of hot water due to everyone needing a shower in the morning.

If you opt for a Tankless water heater replacement, you’ll no longer have to worry about having to take a cold shower. These systems work by heating the water on demand. As such, no energy is expended to keep water hot. It is heated at the time of use. The savings on your electric or fuel bill can pay for the cost of the installation over time.

The units are also space saving. A 40-80 gallon hot water tank can take up a large area. Some people may keep them in a basement or in a closet area. The tankless unit consists of a small box and pipes attached to a wall, or it can be placed under a sink. This also makes them easier to install, as the plumber doesn’t have to lug a huge, heavy tank into your home. In addition, you no longer have to worry about a large tank of water springing a leak. If a tankless heater has parts that go bad, they are easy to see and to repair.




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