Tankless water heaters provide several benefits for homeowners versus traditional tank-style models. Because they only heat water when you need it, you don’t have to worry about the wasted energy associated with tank models. Most traditional systems have to be set at very high temperatures in order to heat water reliably. Many of them heat water 24 hours a day, seven days a week whether you need it or not. This is a very inefficient system that can lead to extremely high energy bills.
Water heaters, especially older models, can be unreliable. There’s nothing more annoying than running out of hot water in the middle of a shower, and that is a possibility with a traditional tank-type system. A tankless model, on the other hand, never runs out of hot water. They also allow you to set your water at a safer temperature so that the risk of scalding is reduced. Tank-type heaters are commonly set at 130 degrees or more. In addition, while the average traditional system lasts anywhere from eight to ten years, most tankless water heaters can last 20 years or more.
Call Arnett’s Plumbing today if you want more information on tankless water heaters!