Tankless water heaters have a number of advantages when compared to a traditional tank-style unit. Although tankless water heater models tend to have a higher up-front cost, the expense is more than made up for over its expected duration of use.
Tankless Water Heaters = Energy and Money Savings
San Diego plumbers agree, the number one advantage of going tankless is energy savings. Since hot water is only produced on demand when it is being used, there is no radiant heat loss. Compared to a tank-style water heater, this can result in up to a 50% savings on your energy bill. According to Energy.gov, "For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand water heaters can be 24%–34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters. You can achieve even greater energy savings of 27%–50% if you install a demand water heater at each hot water outlet." Depending on your usage patterns and desired savings, installing more than one tankless water heater may be advantageous.
No More Running Out of Hot Water
This type of water heater has the advantage of never running out. Since water is heated as it flows through the unit, it allows for an infinite supply of hot water. This means no more worries about showers running cold.
Tankless Water Heaters are Space Efficient
This type of water heater also takes up much less space than a tank-style unit. In an area with very little spare space such as an apartment, every square foot is important.
Tankless Water Heaters Have Twice the Life Expectancy
A tankless water heater tends to have a life expectancy of around twenty years, which is twice as long as a traditional tank heater. Many of these water heaters have also earned an Energy Star approval after meeting strict efficiency guidelines. Contact us at Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air if you have any questions about installing a tankless water heater in your home.