Benefits of Installing Tankless Water Heaters
Second to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in your home, your water heater is the appliance that consumes the most energy in your house. In fact, a traditional water heater loses about 75 percent of the energy consumed as a result of standby losses. This is why tankless water heaters, which are also provided by Best Plumbing Services, are becoming more popular to install.
A traditional water heater is made to maintain between 40 to 80 water gallons up to a particular temperature even if no hot water is needed at the time. As a result, standby losses have the potential to be huge. However, a tankless water heater operates on demand, so water is heated only when needed. Therefore, tankless heaters are much more energy-efficient, thus saving you on your monthly utility bills.
Yet another benefit of tankless water heaters is their high durability and long life span. They are also relatively easy to maintain. Most water in a household contains impurities that can damage traditional water heaters as they build up. Water that sits in a tank for long periods can also cause rust and corrosion. With a tankless water heater, you avoid this problem. Tankless heaters are known to last for more than two decades, while their traditional counterparts have a lifespan of only between 10 to 12 years.
One other unique quality of tankless water heaters is that both point-of-use and whole-house options are available. The whole-house option provides all of your home’s hot water outlets with water, while point-of-use options are usually installed in kitchens and bathrooms, and heat water for just one outlet. The latter type of system can be compact, thus being an ideal option for smaller spaces.
A tankless heater’s size may mirror that of a big computer, possibly 20 inches wide by 28 inches tall and only 10 inches deep. This is stark contrast to a traditional heater, which can be 60 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Best Plumbing Services, a high quality plumbing service provider, can quickly and efficiently install the right tankless water heater for your home.