While most people are familiar with the traditional water heater tank that has been a fixture in households for decades, tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular thanks to their numerous benefits. The Reimer team has installed many of these water heaters in homes over the past few years. In this post, we explore what makes these systems different from the usual water heater and what advantages they have.
They’re more efficient
Tankless water heaters use less energy than conventional water heaters; according to some estimates, a gas tankless system uses more than 20 percent less energy than a normal water heater. Those savings can add up over the total lifespan of the system, eventually coming close to paying for the cost of the unit itself. Plus, by using less energy as a part of your water heating, you’re doing your part to help the environment. Tankless water heaters have a number of benefits, but energy savings is probably the most prominent.
You get hot water, when you want it
Unlike normal hot water heaters that hold a set amount of water in a tank, tankless water heaters circulate water past heating coils that quickly raise it to the requested temperature. Since this water is coming from the normal water supply and is being heated as needed, you have—effectively—an endless supply of hot water. This makes tankless water heaters popular amongst multi-generation households or those with large families: many people can shower consecutively in the morning without the system “running out” of hot water.
Plus, tankless water heaters are better at providing you with hot water faster than a traditional tanked water heater, which means less waste while you wait for the sink or shower to “heat up”.
No risk of flooding
Tankless water heaters, as the name implies, do not carry a store of water. Traditional water heaters carry a risk of leaking or bursting in a way that floods your home and causes major damage. With tankless systems, there is no tank that can burst, and it’s highly unlikely that the system will have a leak.
While these systems don’t last forever, most last for about 20 years. This can be twice the lifespan of a normal tanked water heater. That lifespan should factor into your purchasing decision: while tankless systems can be more expensive, you may be able to just have one in the time you would have gone through two normal water heaters.
Call Reimer to learn more about tankless water heaters
Since 1921, Reimer has been helping the residents of Western New York with their heating, cooling, and plumbing service needs, from new system installation to upkeep and emergency repair. In those 95 years, Reimer has set the standard for service and product excellence. Today, our experienced technicians and plumbers continue that proud tradition. Skilled and friendly, they’re ready to help with any project, from tankless water heater installation to emergency plumbing fixes.
If you’re interested in learning more about what a tankless water heater can do for your home and energy bills, give our team a call at (716) 694-8524.