Thinking about switching to a tankless water heater? If you think the idea of a water tank in your basement isn’t all that efficient to you, then going tankless might be the best way to move forward. Here are some benefits, according to ApartmentTherapy of going tankless:
1. Long-term savings. Sure, you’ll have to spend for a new one. You’ll have to invest time and energy, as well as patience, in finding the right one in the first place. You’ll have to scour through online catalogues and compare units. But when you get it—along with all the necessary plumbing—in place, you’ll be able to save much more in terms of your energy bills. With lower operating costs, it might even start to pay for itself in the long run.
2. No wasted energy. Water tanks work by heating your water up and keeping that on standby. So if you only use the hot water a few times a day, that’s a whole lot of hours of water being heated for no useful purpose. That doesn’t happen with a tankless water heater since it only heats up the water on demand. So you get to save on plenty of energy that you otherwise would’ve wasted on keeping your water hot and on standby.
3. Lasts longer. Because tankless heaters are more efficient, they last longer. Also, they don’t have to keep water heated at all times so that means the heater has a few bouts of rest in between use. So instead of going for water tank heaters that only last from 10 to 13 years, a tankless heater that’s capable of lasting for 20 years seems to be a solid and better choice.
4. Space-efficient. Water tanks obviously require more size, given the heft and size of the tanks. However, with tankless heaters, you won’t have to worry that you’re wasting a prime bit of property on tanks alone. You get to save up on space and have more room in your property for other things, a win on two levels.
Of course, while going for a tankless heater will go a long way to lowering your bills, for maximum effect, it’s always best if you combine it with other energy-efficient strategies to make sure your costs get even lower. This way you’ll save even more on your bills. That and you’ll find yourself happy with the thought that you’re helping the planet one energy-saving strategy at a time.
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