Benefits of Purchasing Tankless Water Heaters
What are They and How do They Work?
The tankless water heater is a system for heating the water in your home without the need for a huge tank that contains the heated water. The way this system works is water passes through heating elements that become extremely hot on demand. The second the water passes through the heater, the water exits at the desired temperature.
There is no stored hot water, it only heats the water that you need for washing dishes, taking your shower, or washing clothes. When you are done using the heated water, the system turns off until the heated water is needed again.
What are the Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater?
The biggest advantage to the tankless water heater is you require less energy to treat the water. Less energy means less utility bills each month. Because the heater only runs when water is needed, the parts wear less frequently than the traditional water heater that is running day and night to keep several dozen gallons of water heated.
One other advantage of the tankless heater is they can be installed in a much smaller location rather than taking up a huge amount of space in a closet or garage. The tankless system can be installed under a sink, on a wall, or wherever there is a water source.
When is the Right time to Have a Tankless Water Heater Installed?
The right time to have the new tankless system installed is as soon as possible. In addition to the significant saving in your energy costs, you will eliminate the risk of your traditional water heater breaking and sending water rushing through the home. If your water heater has been providing you several years of heated water, now is the time to make the switch to the newer tankless variety.
The traditional tank water heater only has a life expectancy of 5 – 8 years, so you might already be passed the time the unit should have been expected to run. Make the change today by calling your local plumbing company to install your new tankless water heater.
If you think a tankless water heater is right for your Reading area home, call The Plumbing Works at 610-929-8860!