You’ve probably heard plenty of people talk about tankless water heaters and how great they are. Tankless hot water heaters have skyrocketed in popularity among homeowners in the Indianapolis area and across the country for a variety of different reasons.
Although some water heater traditionalists aren’t sold on the superiority of tankless water heaters yet, the truth is clear as day: tankless water heaters rock! Want some proof? In our most recent blog, the plumbers at Chapman discuss four reasons why you should invest in a tankless water heater.
For all of your plumbing needs, including the installation of a new tankless water heater, contact the technicians at Chapman today.
1. A Reduction in Energy Bills
If you’re curious what the main differences are between a tank and tankless water heater system, here is a breakdown. A conventional water heater fills up with hot water that you can use for showers, washing clothes, washing dishes, or anything else you may need. The water sits in the tank until it is used up, but it needs to stay warm to be ready at a moment’s notice, which means your heater is constantly running and puts a drain on your energy bills.
Tankless water heaters, which are also called on-demand water heaters, only heat water as it’s being used. Though the initial cost of a tankless water heater might be higher, you’ll end up seeing significant energy savings in the long-run. Because a tankless water heater only runs when it needs to, it is much more energy-efficient, allowing you to save as much as 30% on your monthly electric bills.
2. No More Cold Showers
When a traditional water heater runs out of hot water, you have to wait for it to warm up the water in its tank again. Until the tank water heater is able to create hot water again, you’ll be stuck with only cold water. With a tankless water heater, you’ll receive an endless supply of hot water.
I’m sure we all have experienced being one of the last ones in the whole house to shower in the morning and being left with not enough hot water. After gallons of water have already been used up, you’re stuck with just the leftover cold water. It’s no fun at all. However, that isn’t an issue with a tankless water heater.
A tankless water heater never runs out of hot water because, well, there is no tank. You are given a steady supply of hot water with tankless water heaters, so no matter if you are the first to shower or the fifth to shower, you’ll have access to the hot water that you need.
3. Tankless Water Heaters Last Longer
The constant running and heating from conventional water heaters not only takes a toll on your energy bills, but it also takes a toll on the system itself. All of that hard work makes for more wear, tear, and breakdowns. This equals more repairs and ultimately a shorter lifespan than tankless water heaters can reach.
Tankless water heaters are just the opposite. They run less often so they have a longer lifespan. A tank water heater typically has a 10- to 15-year lifespan, while an energy-efficient tankless water heater can last you as long as 20 years. In that time, you are saving on energy bills and repair expenses.
4. Tankless Water Heaters Save Space
Remodeling the basement or building a brand-new home? Need to install a new water heater? Saving space is an important consideration when you are setting your plans. In cases like these, tankless water heaters are an absolute no-brainer.
Far less bulky than their tank counterparts – which typically measure 60 inches tall and 24 inches wide – a tankless hot water heater takes up much less space and will leave you with more room for the rest of the important stuff in your home.
5. Little to No Maintenance
Tankless heaters are extremely reliable, use less energy, and rarely break down. Tankless units do not need to be serviced nearly as frequently as their tank counterparts. However, depending on the quality of the water and its level of hardness in your area, an annual cleaning is recommended to clear away mineral buildup from the heating element.
Contact Chapman for Installation of a Tankless Water Heater
No matter what type of water heater you have, all homes must have a water heater that is able to effectively heat water when you need it most. Are you convinced that a tankless water heater is the way to go? If your current system is old, constantly breaking down, not producing hot water, or you are fed up with taking a shower that ends up being ice cold, contact Chapman today to schedule an appointment for tankless water heater installation.
Our plumbers install and service all of the top-of-the-line tankless water heaters. The professionals at Chapman are experienced with conventional storage-tank water heaters, tankless water heaters, and more. If you’re ready to install a tankless water heater and see the benefits of doing so, such as increased energy-efficiency and an increase in your hot water supply, give us a call. We are proud to serve all of Central Indiana’s plumbing, heating, and cooling needs.