The latest development in home innovations can be yours just by calling Blue Star Plumbing. If you haven’t heard of a tankless water heater before, imagine the water heater you have now. Homes usually keep tank water heaters in the basement or garage, but instead of that giant tank getting in the way as you walk through those spaces, a tankless water heater wouldn’t even be an inconvenience. These sleeker systems usually fit onto a small section of your wall and can be a third of the size of current tank models. The benefits don’t end there. We’re here to walk you through why we recommend tankless water heaters to our customers.
- Saves space
The most obvious reason tankless water heaters can be better than conventional units is the amount of space they can save! Homeowners across Dallas-Fort Worth can finally start utilizing the extra storage space in their garage or closets, not to mention the streamlined design of the tankless unit is much more appealing than the bulky conventional water heater.
- Lowers your energy bill
While the initial cost of a tankless water heater may be pricier than a tank model, tankless water heaters actually save more money in the long run. It’s all about efficiency with this home upgrade. Tank water heaters constantly heat water as a ready-to-use supply when you turn on a faucet or shower. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, supply hot water on demand rather than maintaining the heat of the tank. Energy is only used when you need hot water.
Whether you have a home that uses a lot of hot water on a day to day basis or you try to limit the amount you use, you can save 8%-34% on your energy bill with a tankless water heater, according to the Department of Energy. Plus, your home won’t ever run out of hot water since the tankless model heats up water on demand instead of using a limited supply.
- Lasts longer
While many homeowners don’t like to think about it, you are actually supposed to replace your conventional water heater about every 10 years, and that’s if you get regular maintenance such as flushing. Water heaters can be a huge expense when the time comes to replace them, but tankless water heaters can postpone that expensive date. Electric tankless water heaters can actually last over 20 years! Not only can you save money on your energy bill but you can save by reducing how often you buy a water heater.
If you’re starting to consider a tankless water heater, you would upgrade to either an electric or gas model. Electric water heaters are lower maintenance and have cheaper installation costs but are currently more expensive to operate than their gas counterparts. While gas tankless water heaters cost more to install, the operating costs of these models is consistently cheaper. With either model, your family will say goodbye to cold showers once and for all.
Homeowners can receive a professional assessment to determine which water heater is right for their home and budget. Schedule an inspection with Blue Star today!