4 Reasons You Need a Tankless Water Heater

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4 Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

If you are in the market for a new water heater, you may be wondering if a tankless water heater is right for you. Many people are switching to tankless water heaters because of the many benefits they offer, including their ability to provide on-demand hot water, so you never have to worry about running out of hot water.

Here are four reasons why switching to a tankless water heater may benefit your home and family.

1. Tankless water heaters are more energy-efficient

A storage water heater keeps a supply of hot water ready and waiting in a tank. As long as there is water in the tank, you have a supply of hot water. When the water in the tank is used up, it takes time for the water heater to heat more water and refill the tank.

A tankless water heater is a water heating system that doesn't rely on a storage tank. Instead, it heats water on demand as you need it.

This can be an extremely energy-efficient way to heat your water since you're only using energy when you need it rather than continually heating and reheating a large volume of water in a storage tank.

2. Tankless water heaters don’t take up as much space

A tankless water heater is a great space-saving solution for small homes or apartments. Unlike a traditional water heater, typically a large, bulky appliance, a tankless water heater can be mounted on a wall or hidden away in a closet.

If you’re tight on space, or just want to increase open space in your home, switching to a tankless water heater may be an excellent option for you.

3. Tankless water heaters last longer and require less maintenance.

The average lifespan of a tankless water heater is about 20 years, which is significantly longer than the average lifespan of a traditional storage water heater, which is only about 12 years.

Additionally, tankless water heaters require less maintenance than traditional water heaters. Since there is no storage tank of water that can become contaminated with sediment, you won’t need to flush your tankless water heater as frequently—flushing a traditional water heater once a year is typically recommended in order to prolong its lifespan and prevent sediment buildup from damaging the appliance.

Since there is no storage tank full of hot water sitting around, there is no need to worry about water sitting in the tank for days or weeks becoming stagnant. This can help extend the life of your water heater and keep it running smoothly for many years.

4. Tankless water heaters provide endless hot water

If you have a large family or frequently entertain guests, you know the frustration of running out of hot water halfway through your shower. You'll never have to worry about that again if you use a tankless water heater. That’s because a tankless water heater provides an endless supply of hot water on demand.

It heats water only when you turn on the faucet or start using hot water somewhere else in the house. When water flows through the unit, it is quickly heated to your set temperature.

So whether you’re using the dishwasher, doing laundry, or taking a shower, you’ll always have hot water when you need it.

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If you are considering a tankless water heater for your home, our team at Vander Hyde Services can help. We offer expert installation and advice on the best tankless water heaters for your needs. Give us a call today at (616) 319-2125 to learn more about how a tankless water heater can benefit you!

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