Here in Atlanta, GA, most households are perfectly happy using traditional tank water heaters, which do their jobs reliably and well. In some circumstances, however, your home may benefit from the installation of a tankless water heating system, which eschews the traditional tank model for heating the water directly as it passes through the pipes on the way to your faucet. They don’t work in every household – they tend to do better in households with only a few people, for instance – but the benefits of a tankless water heater are awfully hard to deny. Here’s a few of them for you to consider if you’d like to have one installed.
Tank water heaters usually require you to run the water for a bit until the heated water can reach your faucet. That’s not a problem with tankless models, which heat the water instantly. In fact, new owners are often taken aback at the “instant” nature of the hot water that comes out of their tanks!
No one likes the feeling when the hot water suddenly runs out after a long shower or the like. Tankless water heaters eliminate that because they supply the heat “on demand” instead of drawing from a reservoir of hot water that can run out.
An often-overlooked advantage is the systems comparative lack of size, making it easier to install in places without a lot of space, such as vacation homes and country cabins.
All of the above advantages circle around the biggest of all: by using less water and requiring less energy to heat it, a tankless water heater can often save you a great deal of money over traditional tank models. Repairs are also infrequent, since the system has few moving parts.
For more on tankless water heaters, or to schedule an installation, contact Quick Action Plumbers today!