You rely on your home’s water heater every day. From doing dishes to taking showers, the hotter your water can get, the better. But all things break down over time and the average water heater only lasts between 8 and 12 years. When your water heater needs replacing, you’ll need to decide between a standard model or upgrading to a tankless water heater. Your Denver plumbing repair team
can install both, but tankless systems can be a smart choice for most homeowners. Here are a few reasons to consider the upgrade.
1. Tankless Heaters Save You Money
Though the up-front cost of a tankless water heater is often higher than a standard unit, they can save you money in the long-run. Since the system only supplies hot water when you turn the hot tap on, it’s not constantly running. This means it’s not constantly drawing energy to produce hot water or re-heat the water in a storage tank. For homeowners who plan on staying in their home for years to come, installing a tankless system can help reduce your utility costs month after month.
2. They Last Longer
Tankless water heaters don’t run constantly. As a result, they experience less wear and tear over the years. This means you’ll end up getting more out of your unit than you would with a standard hot water heater. In some cases, and with regular maintenance, tankless systems can last for up to 20 years.
The key is keeping the unit in good condition. You’ll want to get it inspected by your plumber anytime they’re at your house for other repairs. And if you have any problems with your system, get it repaired as quickly as possible. The sooner you fix minor issues, the less likely they are to become major problems.
3. Tankless Systems Take Up Less Space
Think about your current water heater. It probably lives in its own closet where you can’t really keep anything else because there’s just not enough room. Now, imagine how much less space your system would take if it didn’t have to hold 20-80 gallons of hot water at any given time.
Tankless systems make this a reality. They’re small and take up a fraction of the space your standard unit does. This frees up closet space and makes it possible to install the unit in a more convenient location, should you so desire.
4. You’ll Never Run Out of Hot Water
Standard water heaters have a relatively large capacity, but if you have a large family or take long showers, you know that you’ll run out of hot water eventually. And nothing is worse than standing under an icy spray when all you want is hot water!
Tankless systems produce hot water on-demand. This means you won’t have to worry about running out of hot water. Even better, you won’t have to wait 15 minutes between washing dishes and showering for the tank to recover. For homes with multiple people or individuals who rely on hot water throughout the day and don’t want to wait, a tankless system is a no-brainer!
5. Boosts Your Home’s Resale Value
It should come as no surprise that homebuyers want all the bells and whistles already installed on the homes they want to buy. It saves them time and frustration of handling the installation themselves. When you have a tankless hot water heater installed already, your home will become more attractive to those prospective buyers.
Not only does this mean that more people will be interested in the property, but it also means that you’ll be able to ask more for the home. Keep in mind that it’s best to install the tankless water heater if you’re going to use it for a few years. They are more expensive than standard options and you may not get the full return if you install one just to make your house more marketable.
6. They Require Less Maintenance
Remember, tankless water heaters run on-demand. When you’re not using hot water, they’re off. This means they’re not consuming fuel or electricity. But it also means they’re not working. Over time, the end result is less wear and tear on the components.
Standard water heaters require annual service appointments to keep the system running smoothly. If you neglect those maintenance sessions, you not only put the heater at risk for damage, but you also could void your system’s warranty. Tankless systems require far less maintenance and are less likely to break down due to wear and tear. On average, you’ll need to get your system maintained every few years.
7. Tankless Systems Work with Gas OR Electric
Your standard water heater uses either gas or electric to heat the water in the tank. This is normal and the type of fuel source you choose shouldn’t dramatically change the price you pay over the year. Upgrading to a tankless unit shouldn’t be a challenge because they come in both gas and electric models. This means you’re sure to find the right unit for your home and your preferred fuel type.
8. Reduces Water Usage
Standard water heaters, even when the tank is hot, can take a while to send hot water to the tap. This leaves you running the tap for a few minutes until the water reaches your desired temperature. Over the course of the year, this can mean wasting hundreds of gallons of water. That puts strain on your water bill as well as the environment! Tankless systems, on the other hand, deliver near-instant hot water. Instead of running the tap for minutes at a time, you’ll be able to turn it on and enjoy hot water within seconds.
Switch to a Tankless Water Heater Today
If you’re ready to take control of your energy bill and spare yourself the frustration of running out of hot water when you need it most, don’t wait. Upgrade to a tankless hot water heater today. Contact our team and schedule a consultation. We’ll help you find the perfect hot water heater for your home and your needs.