What To Expect When You Have A Tankless Water Heater In Your Home

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Whether you are building a new home or replacing your current water heater, you will have to decide what type of water heater you want. Most people are familiar with the traditional tank water heater, but more and more homeowners are opting to have tankless water heaters installed instead. Both tank and tankless water heaters deliver hot water, but they work in very different ways. A lot of people feel that tankless water heaters have a lot of advantages when compared to tank water heaters. Continue reading to learn more about what you can expect when you have a tankless water heater installed in your home:

Hot Water on Demand

A tankless water heater operates by pushing water through a heating element on demand. Thus, when you have a tankless water heater, you can count on having hot water available whenever you need it. You will no longer have to worry about the last person in the family to take a shower dealing with cold water when all of the hot water in the tank is exhausted. Likewise, since hot water is available on-demand, you can do other tasks, such as washing a load of laundry and running the dishwasher, at the same time without running out of hot water.

Energy Savings

Tankless water heaters can be powered by electricity or natural gas. No matter what type of tankless water heater you choose, you can count on saving money on your energy bill. A traditional tank water heater has to operate for most of the day in order to keep the water in the tank hot until it is used. A tankless water heater will only operate when hot water is needed, so it uses a lot less energy. Over the lifespan of a tankless water heater, you can save a lot of money on your electric or natural gas bill.

Minimal Repairs

The way that tankless water heaters are designed means that they are not likely to need many repairs, and maintenance is minimal. In most cases, tankless water heaters also last several years longer than traditional tank water heaters. Tankless water heaters are not prone to leaks, and you won't have to worry about a tank rusting or corroding as you do with a traditional water heater. In the event that you have an issue with your tankless water heater, it will likely be a small problem that can quickly be repaired by a plumber. 

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