5 Reasons You Should Get a Tankless Water Heater

Posted By The Eco Plumbers

7 Jan. 2016

Your home's water heater impacts the comfort level in both the shower and bath, as well as your monthly utility bills. If a conventional water heater is the wrong size, you may run out of hot water too soon and be spending an excessive amount of money on constantly heating and reheating stored water. A tankless water heater takes care of those issues by only heating water when it's needed, which saves water, energy, and money.

Why Go Tankless?

If you've been thinking of ways to save money, "go green," and enjoy long, hot showers, installing a tankless water heater should be at the top of your to-do list this year. Tankless water heaters are far more efficient than their predecessors. Here are some great reasons you should go tankless:

  • Space saving - A traditional water heater tank can take up to 16 square feet of floor space. A tankless unit is installed on a wall and is about the size of a suitcase. A tank unit also requires that you leave space around it because it's a fire hazard and a flood risk.
  • Saving pennies - The fact that there is no giant tank full of water that's constantly being heated means that you save on both your water bill and your energy bill. On average, tankless heaters are around 10 percent - 30 percent more energy efficient than a conventional tank, depending on your home's water usage.
  • Saving the planet - One advantage of going tankless is that you'll be helping the environment in 3 ways; conserving water, conserving energy, and reducing waste. Conservation is a simple and impactful way to reduce your water footprint.
  • Hot water for all - A huge disadvantage of a tank unit is that once you've used the hot water, it's gone until the heater has time to heat up a new tank of water. A tankless water heater only heats the water as it's being used, providing you with a comfortable, hot shower every time. Not only can you take long, luxurious hot showers and baths, you can also use hot water for multiple tasks. Being able to run the dishwasher while doing the laundry will save you time as well.
  • Customization - Traditional tank water heaters generally only allow you to set a maximum limit on how hot the water can go. A tankless unit typically has up to 4 settings that can control the temperature of your water. This provides added safety for those who are sensitive to hot water such as small children and the elderly.

At The Eco Plumbers, it is our mission to educate consumers on green practices with our Protect the Future Program. Water conservation, recycling, and the installation of energy-efficient products are just some of the ways that we've been helping our customers do their part. If you are an eco-conscious consumer, a tankless water heater may be your best bet. Give our friendly experts a call today, and we will help you decide if a tankless water heater is right for you.

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