Most homeowners don’t ever think about their hot water heater until it breaks down. When it comes to purchasing a new water heater, the great debate is whether to opt for a tank or tankless model. Some people may shy away from tankless hot water heaters initially because they do come with a larger price tag than their tank counterparts. However, there are a number of advantages to tankless water heaters that can help recoup your initial investment and even save you money in the long term. Read on as Romaniuk highlights the main advantages of tankless hot water heaters.
While tankless water heaters may cost more upfront, the decrease in operating costs usually makes up for it. Because tankless heaters only heat up water as you need it, you’re not wasting energy (and money) heating and reheating a reserve of hot water that’s just waiting idly for someone to use it.
Your typical tank water heater will have a lifespan of about 10 – 15 years, while tankless systems have a life expectancy of 20+ years. Tankless systems also have more easily replaceable parts that can help to extend their lifetime even further. If you’re planning on staying in your home for the foreseeable future, going tankless can save you from a large replacement cost down the road.
Money and energy savings aside, tankless water heaters are also big space savers! Traditional tank water heaters run about 60” tall and 24” wide. In comparison, a tankless water heater is only about 20” wide and 28” tall. In today’s homes, space can come at a premium. Make the most with the space you have by opting for a smaller unit.
Less Damage During a Break Down
When a tank hot water heater breaks, it can release anywhere between 30-80 gallons of water onto your floor – causing damage to flooring, and anything that’s on ground level. Water damage is hassle to deal with; excess moisture, mould, and damage to personal belongings are all things to think about. If a tankless water heater breaks, damage to the surroundings is almost non-existent because there isn’t any water stored in the unit.
Shopping Around for a New Water Heater?
If you’re in the market for a new water heater, contact the team at Romaniuk Heating & Air Conditioning to see if going tankless is the best option for you.