Top Benefits of Installing a Tankless Water Heater

Posted on Aug 28 2018 - 2:42pm by Housecall

water heaterBy Jose Villarreal

As is the case with most household appliances, modern technological advancements can result in massive improvements. This means you'll need to stay up-to-date on the latest breakthroughs in order to ensure maximum performance and return on investment in the future.

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Here are the top benefits of installing a tankless water heater in your home:

Save Money on Your Energy Bill

With a conventional water heater, hot water is stored inside the tank. In theory, this keeps a ready supply of hot water on hand for immediate use, but the fact is that the hot water just sits around when not being used. In time, the heat will dissipate and the water heater will need to reheat the water. This is not only a complete waste of energy; it also costs you extra money at the end of the month on your energy bill.

Tankless Is Better Than Conventional

A tankless water heater does not store hot water for later use. Instead, a tankless water heater only produces as much hot water as a person needs. In other words, when the hot water faucet is turned on, the tankless unit provides the exact amount of hot water dispensed until the faucet is turned off. You can literally leave the hot water faucet on for hours and the tankless water heater will continue providing hot water. With the installation of a tankless unit in your home, you never need to worry about running out of hot water again during a shower.

The Single Biggest Flaw of Conventional Tank Water Heaters

One of the biggest problems with conventional tank water heaters is leakage. No matter how fancy of an electric water heater you buy, the unit will start leaking as time takes its toll. After all, these are constantly filled with water day in and day out for a period of years.

In addition to leaving you one huge mess, water leaks can seriously damage your home. A tankless water heater, on the other hand, doesn't store water, and, therefore, will never leave you a big mess to clean up—because there's nothing to leak!

Your Best Option for a Water Heater Replacement

One of the best advantages of a tankless water heater is its size compared to conventional units. A typical tank water heater may be several feet tall by three or more feet in diameter. Conversely, standard tankless water heaters are generally no larger than a thick laptop. Thanks to this compact size, mounting a tankless water heater to your wall is much easier. Ultimately, this makes tankless your best option when it comes time for a water heater replacement.

State-of-the-art tankless water heaters—taking up minimal space and being leak-free—are far more convenient than traditional units. If you're tired of running out of hot water and dealing with messes because of expensive, leaking water heaters, look into going tankless today and see how this modern marvel will transform your home life.

Jose Villarreal, founder of Joe the Plumber, LLC, has been working as a general and remodeling plumber since the early 1970s. In 1981, Villarreal became a licensed journeyman and received his Master Plumber license in 1982. For more information on tankless water heater installations, contact Joe the Plumber, LLC.

4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Richard Rines July 26, 2019 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Great info! So, I have a tankless gas water heater – it is very problematic! The temp is turned up as high as it will go, and still, sometimes water will not get hot or even warm and sometimes it will! However, it seldom stays warm thru the entire shower! Sporadic heating! The unit is approaching 20yrs old – time to replace it???

  2. Richard @ March 23, 2020 at 9:03 am - Reply

    I didn’t realize gas tankless water heaters could heat the water faster than electric. Thanks for the info.

  3. Quinnkt August 11, 2020 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Hello Jose Villarreal, I am Really Happy to see your Reviews for Tankless Water Heater!!
    Usually, I never comment on blogs but your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. Your topic is amazing. and here I got some Tips for Water Heater which i loved. You’re doing a great job Man, Keep it up.

  4. Laura May 22, 2021 at 5:18 am - Reply

    Thank you Jose Villarreal for explaining the benefits in detail. Tankless heaters slim design and compact sizing is such a great blessing for those with space shortage.

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