There are two types of water heaters: tankless water heaters, which heat water on demand, and conventional water heaters. Tankless water heaters help eliminate wasted energy and water. However, large households may require multiple units to fulfill usage needs. A tankless water heater helps reduce space over a large conventional water heater, but what are the other benefits?
Tankless water heaters help save time and money by eliminating standby losses and making hot water distribution more efficient..
Conventional water heaters provide hot water for multiple plumbing fixtures but may be a huge waste of water. Tankless water heaters generally distribute hot water at a pace of 2 to 5 gallons per minute, and gas powered units will usually have higher flow rates compared to electric units. This means that tankless models help cut down on the energy it takes to distribute hot water throughout the home.
Tankless water heater units take up less space than conventional units as they are very compact. Unlike conventional models, no water must sit waiting to be used, which eliminates standby losses.
It’s important to remember that a tankless water heater can provide virtually unlimited hot water as long as it is working within its capability. Typical water heaters last about 10 to 15 years, but tankless models typically last 20 years or more.
Finally, tankless water heaters decrease the risk of water damage and water tank leaks.
Morrison Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, serving O’Fallon, IL, are experts in the installation, maintenance, and repair of tankless and conventional water heaters. If you’re thinking about upgrading to a tankless water heater or need an existing unit repaired, don’t hesitate to give Morrison Plumbing a call today for prompt, professional service.