Tankless water heaters are definitely the new technology when it comes to hot water for your home. Most of us grew up with the standard model water heater with a large holding tank. That is what we know and what we trust. But there are many reasons to consider upgrading your traditional water heater to a tankless model.
Dangerously Hot Water
Traditional water heaters cannot always provide a consistent temperature for your hot water. And while you might think of this as just a minor inconvenience, it could become hazardous. The process is known as thermal stacking, and it occurs when water is pulled from the tank in short repetitive bursts. The water at the top of the tank is overheated due to the constant influx of cold water at the base of the tank. The result is super-heated water coming out of a faucet or, even worse, a showerhead. The danger comes in when a child is unaware of this process and is severely burned by the hot water. A tankless water heater always maintains constant and safe water temperature.
Endless Hot Water
Nothing is worse than being the last one in the family to jump into the shower only to discover that there is no hot water left. However, with the on-demand heating of a tankless water heater, that issue will not occur. You have an unlimited supply of hot water. Even increasing the size of your traditional water heater will not guarantee that you will always have enough hot water. A tankless unit is the only way to achieve unlimited hot water whenever you need it.
Save The Planet And Your Money
Traditional water heaters are far from efficient. They continue to consume energy 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to keep a tank of water hot. You might be at work or away on vacation, but your water heater is still maintaining that 50, 60, or even 120 gallons of hot water. Just in case someone might need it. Not only does this waste your money on unnecessarily costly utility bills, but it also wastes natural resources and increases your carbon footprint.
However, when you convert to a tankless water heater, it is only using energy to heat water when there is a need for hot water. You will save money each month on your utility bill, and you reduce the amount of energy that is being wasted. It’s good for your wallet and good for the environment.
You Need More Space
When you think about adding on to your home, you might not consider that your plumbing could become an issue. But it can very quickly become a limiting factor to where you can add space and how much space you can add. Your traditional water heater was selected based on the amount of hot water your home was expected to need. By adding more fixtures and bathrooms, your current water heater is not going to be able to provide for that increased demand. Also, the plumbing pipes in your home might not be located in areas that are easily accessible to the new addition. All of these challenges are certain to take a big bite out of your construction budget. But conversion to tankless water heaters could be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution.
These tiny units can be located throughout your home, eliminating the need for wasted utility room space. Also, each unit can be sized according to the demand expected in each bathroom, kitchen, or utility space that requires hot water. With tankless water heaters, your family can abandon the annoying shower schedule that you previously followed, as each shower can have independently heated water.
While not every new technology offers such a myriad of benefits, tankless water heaters certainly do. You will enjoy unlimited hot water at a consistent temperature and even save money on your utility bills in the process. To learn more about converting to a tankless water heater, call (214) 388-4525 and speak to a member of the Metroplex Leak & Line team to learn about your options and schedule an appointment for an estimate.