Posted: August 11, 2014 10:29 am
If you currently have a conventional hot water tank in your residence that is 8 to 10 years old, now is the time to look into tankless hot water heaters to see if one makes sense for you. It’s best not to wait until your current hot water tank stops working to consider a tankless hot water heater. If that happens you will not have the proper amount of time to choose and get installed the best tankless water heater for your needs.
Why are tankless hot water heaters better? One reason is that tankless water heaters cost less to operate. Instead of having a tank full of water that needs a heat source to keep it warm continuously, a tankless water heater heats up the water you need on demand and very quickly, only when you need it. Because of this, you can save, on average, more than $80 per year or $1700 over the life of the unit. You can count on your tankless hot water heater to have, on average, 20 years of useful life versus about half that long for conventional hot water tanks.
One of the things people like most about tankless water heaters is that they don’t run out of hot water! Even when multiple hot water use events occur, for instance when someone takes a shower while the dishwasher is cycling and the washing machine is running, a properly sized tankless hot water system will deliver hot water as long as it is needed.
Another reason you may prefer a hot water system that is tankless over are regular heater is that tankless units are wall mounted. Tankless water heaters are also much smaller than conventional hot water tanks, usually the size of a standard suitcase. The smaller size and ability to hang the units on a wall save valuable floor space. This can be a significant consideration for those looking to maximize the use of their living and/or storage areas.
H Jack’s Plumbing and Heating has a wealth of experience in replacing conventional hot water tanks with tankless hot water heaters. In addition to proper installation and venting of tankless units, H Jack’s is also dealer for many tankless water heater manufacturers including Rannai and Noritz.