Ordinary water heaters heat water up ahead of time. The water is then continuously heated in a large tank, where it waits to be used. On the other hand, tankless hot water heaters only heat water when you turn on a hot water tap in your home. Tankless hot water heaters attach to your home's water main to supply water throughout your house. Here are four advantages to tankless hot water heaters.
1. Get hot water whenever you need it.
Traditional water heaters deliver preheated hot water, which is an almost instantaneous process. However, if you use up your supply of hot water, you will have to wait hours for the water to heat again. Tankless water heaters allow you to have hot water whenever you need it. The tankless heating process is very fast. According to This Old House, it only takes 15 seconds to heat cold water. You can even invest in a recirculating pump that will salvage the water spent during this 15 second waiting period in order to create a system that generates minimal waste.
2. Avoid running out of hot water.
If you've ever been last in line to take a shower, you've probably had the unpleasant experience of running out of hot water halfway through your shower. There's nothing worse than getting doused with a sudden burst of cold water. When you invest in a tankless water heater, you will never have to experience this again. Tankless water heaters don't store a finite amount of heated water like traditional boilers do. They heat water as it's needed so you can use as much hot water as you desire. Tankless water heaters are a great fit for homes with multiple residents.
3. Save money on gas and electricity.
Tankless water heaters are extremely energy efficient. Keeping a large quantity of water heated can be very expensive. With a tankless water heater, you only pay for the hot water you actually use. Families who use minimal amounts of hot water can save a lot of money over time.
4. Save space in your basement.
More space is always a good thing. You can save space in your basement by switching to a tankless water heater. Traditional water heaters feature large tanks that hold anywhere from 40 to 60 gallons of water. Not only are these tanks bulky and cumbersome, but they can also burn unsuspecting family members. Tankless water heaters are small and compact. They take up very little space, so you can use your basement to store more important things.Share
19 March 2020
My homes have always had either copper or PVC plumbing pipes. But when my plumbing system needed an overhaul last spring, I wanted a piping system for my home that I could work on myself when needed. There were a lot of good reasons to choose PEX piping, but my favorite thing about the PEX piping is that it's easy to work with, even if you're a beginner like me. Now I can make small repairs myself instead of calling the plumber every time I have a minor leak or other small problem. I still call the plumber for the big stuff, but it's more affordable now that I can take care of small issues myself. I started this blog to help others learn how they, too, can do DIY plumbing repairs at home.