Is your home’s storage tank water heater pretty old? Have you had to repair it more than once in recent years? If so, it may be time to consider a new water heater. But before you go out and buy another storage tank water heater, learn the basics about tankless water heating.
Enjoy hot water any time you want it. – Have you ever tried to take a bath right after someone else has showered or done a load of laundry? Often, you find there’s no hot water left. With a tankless water heater, that’s no longer a problem. You can have that hot water whenever you want it, without waiting.
The hot water doesn’t run out. – This is the other side of the coin. You want to enjoy a long hot shower, but half way through, the hot water runs out. You have to rush to rinse yourself off with freezing water. That problem is solved with a tankless water heater. The hot water keeps on flowing, no matter how long you shower.
Energy efficiency is a guarantee. – A lot of energy is used every day, keeping the water hot in a storage tank heater. If you only need water in the mornings and evenings, that’s a lot of energy wasted keeping water hot when no one needs it. A tankless water heater can save up to 50 percent on water heating costs annually.
A tankless system will usually last longer than a tank water heater. – The main failing of a conventional water heater is the tank. It will start to rust due to sediment build-up; many often fail in less than 10 years. A tankless unit can last 15 to 20 years with proper maintenance.
To learn more about tankless water heating or for other home comfort concerns, contact the pros at Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air. We’ve proudly served homeowners throughout the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts since 1928.
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