A lot of people think that traditional water heaters are the best option when it comes to heating the water at their home. It is normal – people sometimes have a hard time deciding to move on something new even though it is proven that this is better.
In this article, we’re going to talk a little about tankless water heaters. Based on our experience, the old traditional bulky water heaters are outdated and need to go in history. However, they’re still around big time. If you’re one of the people thinking about switching to something new and modern, read on and find out more about why it’s better to install a tankless hot water heater.
How does the tankless heater works
Before we get into details, let’s see how the water heater looks like and how does it work? The tankless water heater is electrically powered and is installed directly on the main pipe that supplies your home. It is a small device that you don’t even see in your everyday life.
You don’t have to turn it on or off. It is installed by a professional plumber once and then you care about it when the time comes to change it. Now let’s see why it’s better to have one in your home instead of the old heater.
Always having hot water in the shower
The best part of the tankless water heater is that you have hot water 24/7. With traditional water heaters, when the water is emptied from the tank, you have to wait at least 30 minutes to have hot water again. The tankless heater applies the heat directly to the pipe and provides hot water instantly.
This is great because you can have a shower for as long as you want. Also, the heater provides water for all the appliances in the house. You can shower, wash the dishes and laundry at the same time. This is very convenient especially for families with a lot of members.
Lower electricity bills
Popular belief is that classic heaters are less expensive and spend less electricity. The first one is true, but the second one isn’t. Classic heaters are the most affordable. The tankless water heater is more pricey than the first one, but the differences are not that big so that no one can afford it.
This should be taken into consideration with the second statement. Tanked heaters keep a large amount of water that gets cold after a while. If the heater is turned off, you need to turn it on to reheat the water. If the heater is always on, it will heat the water every few hours depending on the room temperature. It means a lot of electricity will be spent. Tankless heaters only turn on when you need hot water. After some time, you realize that the investment paid off.
When you buy a classic heater, you get a warranty on the product. This warranty usually is around 5 years. The heater will surely show signs of exhaustion around 10 so you’ll have to buy a new one.
When you get a tankless heater you’ll probably get a warranty for 10 years. The product will surely last more than 15 and you’ll probably need to change it after 20. See the life expectancy of these kinds of products on this link.
This means, if you think long-term, you still save money by getting a tankless heater. Not to mention the stress and time spent while looking for one and waiting for the plumbers to come and make the switch.
Better water quality
Tap water is filled with chemicals to make it drinkable. These chemicals leave a trace on the inside walls of the tank. After some time and especially in places where the hardness of the water is higher, chlorine tends to deposit on the walls. The water going through this deposit will become undrinkable after a while.
With the tankless heater, you won’t have this problem. The water flows non-stop and there’s no stopping at one place for a long period of time. This way no harmful tap water will come through your faucets and showers.