If you’re looking for a new water heater, there are other models to consider besides the classic tank model. One of the most notable kinds you can get for your Michigan home is the tankless water heater. As the name suggests, these water heaters heat water for your home by boiling water as it moves through the pipe into your home. These models have several advantages over their tank-based counterparts.
Here are 5 reasons you should install a tankless water heater in your Michigan home:
The tank that comes with regular water heaters tends to be pretty big. Tankless water heaters, in comparison, are about a third of the size of conventional water heaters. Also, they’re lighter and smaller than other models, with some capable of reaching only five pounds. You can free up even more space by mounting the tankless water heater by mounting it to a wall.
No waiting for hot water
Instead of storing water to heat for usage, tankless water heaters heat the water as it goes to your faucet. Normal water heaters heat water when you want it, but you have to wait a bit for the water to reach the right temperature. This means you’ll waste water while it runs unheated. While re-circling pumps are available to save the water, you’re switching wasted water for wasted electricity and energy. Tankless water heaters can comfortably supply a full-sized three bedroom two bathroom home with water. All without having to wait!
Water heater tanks tend to get pretty nasty on the inside. It’s not uncommon for water inside the tank to leave behind hard water stains. Also, it’s common for sediment to build up inside the tank if it’s not regularly flushed. The sediment can not only get in your drinking water, but it can also damage the tank’s inside until rust starts getting into the water. Tankless water heaters don’t have this tank, so you won’t have to worry about your water heater’s tank making your water taste strange.
Save the environment and your money
Tankless water heaters let you save money while saving the environment. On average, tankless water heaters use about 10% less energy than the average tank water heater. These savings can save four-person households hundreds of dollars over the water heater’s lifespan. This doesn’t take into account the possibility of rebates for switching to a more energy-efficient solution.
Longer lasting and fewer breakdowns
The average tank water heater can last anywhere from eight to fifteen years. The exact maximum age depends on factors like the quality of the installation, your water’s quality, and how good its owners are about providing maintenance. On the other hand, tankless water heaters can optimally last for over twenty years. Part of their long lifespan comes from the fact that they don’t need as much maintenance. This means less potential breakdowns that could cost you money to fix. Also, their longer lifespans mean manufacturers often give longer-lasting warranties for them.
What makes Vander Hyde my best choice for my home’s plumbing?
Locally owned and operated for over 30 years, Vander Hyde in Grand Rapids, MI is the contractor to call for prompt professional service and installation of plumbing heating, cooling, electrical and low voltage systems. Vander Hyde offers the value of exceptional product lines, warranties, preventative maintenance, and 24-hour service. Powered by the expertise of highly trained professionals that are licensed and insured, we do the right things, for the right reason, every time.