|| What are the advantages of using a tankless heater compared to a tank model?
|| There are many advantages of having a tankless water heater in your home.
Heating water accounts for 25% of the average household's energy bill, so you will save a considerable amount of money each month. This is because a tankless water heater turns on when you use hot water at the source and turns off when its no longer in use. Since there is no storage of water, meaning no constant heating and re-heating of stored water, you’re not wasting energy heating water when you don’t need it, such as when you’re sleeping or not at home.
This energy savings not only saves you money, but also will reduced your impact on our environment.
Also, because a tankless water heater heats the water as you use it, you can have an endless supply of hot water, as long as you size the unit properly.
Besides the obvious reasons above, a tankless water heater is also a good idea because:
-Has a compact size, so can be installed on the wall at or near the point of use to save valuable space and provide hot water instantly.
-Designed with replaceable parts and built with such materials as copper, stainless steel, and aluminum for decades of reliable operation, having a longer lifespan than a standard tank heater. With proper care this could be the only water heater one needs in a lifetime.
-Is almost entirely recyclable, so if it does need to be replaced, it will not sit in a landfill.
-No tank to rupture or develop a corrosive leak, saving your home from flooding and water damage.
(note: A tankless water heater can leak if it is exposed to freezing temperatures or has a manufacturing defect)
-Maintains its efficiency throughout the lifetime of the unit. Tank water heaters decrease in efficiency over time due to mineral build-up inside the tank.