Save Money, Save Space, & Get Hot Water On Demand
Is it time for a new water heater? If your unit is more than 10 years old, leaky, noisy, or not producing consistently hot water that meets your family’s needs, you might be due for a replacement. Before you drop money on the newest version of the same model, consider whether you might be better off with a tankless water heater. Tankless heaters produce hot water on demand, making them a great option for any household with fluctuating water needs. Let’s take a deep dive into how replacing your traditional water heater with a tankless option will benefit you.
All About Tankless Water Heater Technology
A traditional water heater uses a 40- to 60-gallon holding tank of water, which is continuously heated, regardless of your water usage. By comparison, a tankless heater doesn’t store water and only generates hot water when you need it. Sensors in the heater detect the flow of water and trigger gas or electrical heating elements that heat water to match your usage. These units are compact, efficient, and a smart upgrade for your home.
At Water Doctors, we regularly install Rinnai tankless water heaters. These heaters are commercial-grade and individually tested for quality, making them among the best on the market. Rinnai’s RU199RN natural gas model delivers outstanding performance with 199,000 BTU of heating capacity and is easy to install in nearly any home.
Benefits of Switching to a Tankless Heater
Tankless water heaters offer a number of advantages over their traditional counterparts. The #1 benefit of a tankless system is that you’ll have hot water whenever you need it, for as long as you need it. There are no concerns about doing laundry and dishes at the same time or back-to-back-to-back showers. The last drop of water will be as hot as the first. (In fact, that might be the only disadvantage to going tankless–you won’t be able to discourage your teenager daughter from hour-long showers!)
If you’d like to conserve space and lose the unwieldy water tank, a tankless system is the way to go. These units have a much smaller footprint than the heaters that you’re used to seeing. Tuck your suitcase-sized heater away into a discreet corner and gain back more living space in your home.
Another advantage you’ll love is how efficient these systems are. Your old heater uses a lot of energy to heat water that you may never use. A tankless system can reduce your energy usage by up to one-third. Those energy savings are better for the planet and better for your wallet.
What’s more, tankless heaters tend to last longer and come with great warranty terms. With proper maintenance, your new unit might last several years beyond the lifespan of a traditional heater. Water Doctors can maintain your tankless heater to enhance its life and keep it running smoothly for years to come. That means you’ll save money on replacements over time, too.
Special Considerations For Going Tankless
So, is a tankless water heater right for you? There are a few factors that might make you a good candidate. If you have a big family, or you’ve been spending more time at home, a tankless heater can better handle your increased water needs. Conversely, for one- or two-person households, there’s no need to heat gallons and gallons of water that you won’t touch, so on-demand heating is the way to go. If you have a Jacuzzi tub, get all the hot water you need to fill it without using costly energy to heat an oversized holding tank. And if you currently have two traditional heaters at the end of their useful lives, consider replacing them with a tankless system to get all of the benefits of ready hot water with none of the bulky tanks.
Upgrade your water heater by going Tankless
A tankless heater is the perfect way to enhance your home’s water supply. Contact us today to see if tankless options are right for you!