Is your traditional tank water heater up for replacement? If so, consider your many water replacement options before settling on another water heater. If you’re trying to increase access to hot water while decreasing energy costs and water waste, then consider upgrading to a tankless hot water heater. Here are some of the benefits that homeowners can experience with a modern tankless water heater.
1. Never-Ending Hot Water
One of the primary benefits is that homeowners get endless access to hot water. Tank water heaters eventually run out of hot water because their tanks can only carry so much before they run out. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, provide instant hot water, which means that you’ll never run out!
2. Saves Space
Tank water heaters tend to take up a substantial amount of space to accommodate their large tanks and plumbing. Tankless water heaters are much more efficient—they are designed to be wall-mounted, which helps to maximize usable floor space. Gas tankless water heaters require ventilation to prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide and other gasses. However, many gas models can be installed outdoors to make ventilation easy.
3. Energy Savings
Finally, tankless water heaters allow homeowners to lower energy costs in several different ways. Certain tankless models have efficiency ratings of up to 96%. Tank water heaters, on the other hand, have efficiency ratings of about 82%, and can be much lower depending on age and maintenance. Additionally, because tankless water heaters only heat water as it is demanded, there is no standby loss associated with keeping hot water warm for extended periods of time.
To learn more about the benefits of tankless water heaters, contact O’Neill Plumbing in Seattle. Our expert plumbers can help you find a tankless water heater that’s right for your home and maintain it for maximum efficiency and water heating. Call (206) 932-5283 for more information.