Tankless water heaters are becoming a more and more popular alternative to traditional water heaters among homeowners. They’re certainly the more modern heating solution, and they offer some significant advantages over water heater tanks – but are they right for your property? Here’s everything you need to know about tankless water heater installation.
What is a tankless water heater?
Tankless water heaters use either a gas burner or an electric element to instantly heat water as it passes through the unit. Rather than being stored in a tank, water goes through a series of pipes before arriving at its destination. The unit only heats water when needed and is able to provide anywhere from 2-5 gallons of hot water every minute. Tankless water heaters are also commonly referred to as “instantaneous heaters” and “on-demand heaters” for reasons that should now be obvious.
Tankless water heaters are much smaller than their traditional counterparts and are mounted to the wall. This makes tankless water heater installation great for properties where square footage is at a premium.
What are the benefits of tankless water heater installation?
Tankless water heater installation comes with a variety of benefits, but the energy efficiency these units offer is the primary reason why most homeowners make the switch. Because they don’t heat water repeatedly – instead only heating it when hot water is needed – homeowners can also expect to save hundreds of dollars on their utility bills.
In addition to their energy efficiency, tankless water heaters are also more convenient. They provide an “endless” supply of hot water, and you never have to wait for the sink or shower to get hot because water gets heated instantaneously whenever you need it.
A tankless water heater installation will also eliminate the risk of water damage and other hazards posed by traditional water heaters and requires a lot less maintenance while still being more durable. With regular repairs and service, traditional water heaters last 10-15 years, but a tankless water heater can last for 20 years with proper care and maintenance.
If you want to benefit from the efficiency and effectiveness of a tankless water heater, give the experts at Blue Mountain Plumbing a call today! We can help you choose the right make and model for your needs and will take care of every part of installation.