As HVAC contractors, we know all the benefits of a tankless water heater. Considering everything from their rapid water heating ability to their energy efficiency and long life, it’s understandable that we would prefer to install a tankless system in every Washington, PA, home. Here are five benefits you can reap from using a tankless water heater.
1. Energy Efficiency
For most homeowners, the cost of energy is a significant factor. A tankless water heater can cut your utility bills significantly due to its energy efficiency. Water Tech Advice notes that to choose the most efficient size, you need to determine the approximate amount of water your family uses daily — taking into account appliances that may run at the same time — and how many degrees you’ll need to heat the incoming water to achieve the hot water temperature you desire.
2. Extended Life
If you wish to replace your current water heater, you’ll appreciate the extended lifespan of tankless systems. Traditional tank water heating systems have a lifespan of about a decade, but tankless systems have an average lifespan of about 20 years. Homeowners will appreciate this aspect since they will not worry about replacing the system soon.
3. Less Waiting Time to Heat Water
The main aim of purchasing a water heater is to heat water in a short period. The best advantage of using a tankless system is the efficiency of heating water continuously as long as it’s needed.
4. Space Saving Water Heater
You can appreciate the space-saving aspect of a tankless water heater. A current tank heating system, with an average size of 60 by 24 inches, takes up a lot of space in your home. Compare that to a tankless heating system that is not much bigger than the size of a shoebox.
Most people, especially those with young children, make safety their priority, and tankless heating systems are safer than tank water heaters. Traditional tank water heaters can overheat, and sometimes, although rarely, even explode. This is because of the large amount of water they hold.
On the other hand, tankless systems hold less water. Consequently, the threat of overheating and exploding that they pose is minimal.
For more information about upgrading your water heater, contact our team at Valley Heating & Air Conditioning. Our experts will help you select the best water heating system to suit your home in Washington, PA.
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