If you’ve noticed any of the classic indications of a dying water heater, such as rust, leaks, strange noises, or a decline in your heater’s performance, then it’s time to start thinking of a replacement. Sure, you could get another traditional model like the one you had, but maybe you want to try something different.
If you’ve been looking into a new type of water heater for your home, maybe you’ve heard about tankless water heaters, and perhaps you’ve even been considering one for your next installation. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing – Long Island wants all homeowners to make the best decisions regarding their home’s plumbing. If you’ve been doing some research in preparation for your home’s next plumbing job, you may already be well-informed regarding some of these benefits of tankless water heaters:
You Won’t Run Out of Hot Water
The fundamental difference between traditional water heaters and tankless water heaters is what they use as their water source. Since tankless water heaters don’t store their own water in a tank, but instead take it from the house’s main water supply, there’s no limit to the amount of water they can supply; hot water is available on demand.
You’ll Save Energy
Since a tankless model doesn’t have to keep water stored in a tank heated, it only has to run when water is needed. A traditional water heater uses energy constantly because it runs constantly.
It Won’t Take Up Much Space in Your Home
Tankless water heaters are also more versatile in terms of where you can have one installed because, without a bulky tank attached, they take up less room.
They Reward Low Maintenance With a Long Life
A tankless water heater can last up to 20 years with nothing more than yearly inspections and maintenance, thanks to its durability and resistance to damage. If you need a new water heater because your traditional model is broken, you may be acquainted with a disadvantage of traditional models: When they break, they can leak….a lot. But when your tankless water heater’s time is up, it won’t leak all those gallons of water because, with no tank, there’s no source for such a leak.
Still not convinced? Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced plumbing experts, and rely on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing – Long Island for all your plumbing emergencies, repairs, and installations.