Homeowners today face a challenging choice in terms of their home’s next water heating system. A home’s systems wear over time and water heating units are no different. With the advent of tankless water heater and high-efficiency tankless water heaters the choice of whether or not to stick with the older model of tanked, standard water has become an ever more challenging question. Tankless water heaters are one more piece of equipment a home owner can invest in to reduce their utility bills while simultaneous making their homes a little more green.
The main advantage to a tankless water heating unit is the saving. If you are thinking your energy bill is a little high, take the total and decrease it by about forty percent – this is what a tankless water heater could save you. The biggest cost that a traditional water heater has is keeping the water that is already in it hot. Since tankless water heaters don’t have a tank, there is no need for continuous heating.
The next factor that many consumers have loved having is continuous hot water. The way tankless systems work is that they will heat the water a split second before it is being used, therefore, if you continue to run the water through your hot water faucet, it will continue to heat that water as long as you need it. This also allows families to multitask with their hot water, such as taking a shower while also doing the dishes and a load of laundry.
Space saving is another big pro to tankless water heaters. A traditional water heater can take more than fifteen square feet of space, whereas a tankless system is only going to use a fraction of that.
Another downfall for the traditional system is the lifespan. If you have been living in a home for long enough, you have probably had to replace your water heater after about 10 years. Tankless systems have a lifespan that is twice that of the traditional tanks.
In addition, the tankless systems are more “green,” in that many of them have achieved an ENERGY STAR rating by the E.P.A. This rating is something that a lot of companies spend much time and research on their products in order to get. It promises quality and efficiency in a crucial home component.
We encourage everyone to consider converting their home’s standard system to a less conventional tankless water heater. Whether you prefer tankless or standard units, a professional installation must come along with it. No residential plumber promises the quality of service that Petri Plumbing can provide. Contact them at 718-748-1254 for your next water heater installation or repair.