You rely on your water heater for warm and hot water to clean, cook, shower and wash laundry. However, it’s also a costly investment. When you need to replace an old water heater for your Nashville home or choose one for a new home, it’s important to know your options. One option to consider is a tankless or on-demand water heater. This equipment has a few benefits over a traditional storage water heater.
Produces Unlimited Hot Water
How a tankless water heater works allows it to produce an unlimited amount of hot water. When you turn a faucet to hot, cold water travels through your pipes and into the unit. Then, the unit directly heats the water using either an electric element or a gas burner. As long as the on-demand water heater is operating within its capacity, it will produce unlimited hot water.
Saves Energy and Water
The way that a tankless water heater operates also means that you save money on energy and water usage. It avoids the standby heat loss that occurs with storage water heaters. Since it directly heats the water just before it comes out of the faucet, there’s no time for it to cool in your pipes. In addition, you don’t have to let the water run while you wait for hot water to reach the faucet.
Has a Long Life Expectancy
Compared to a storage water heater, a tankless water heater costs more to purchase and install. However, the higher cost is offset by its long life expectancy. With proper maintenance, an on-demand water heater can last for more than 20 years. Storage water heaters only last for 10 to 15 years.
Are you ready to install a tankless water heater? Maybe you need a recommendation for your home. For more information about water heater installation and maintenance, check out Busy Bee Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning’s water heater services, or call today.