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Hot water is one of the most important features in your home. You depend on it to be there when you need it, and it’s frustrating when it’s not. If you have an old tank-style water heater, this is just one of the problems you have to worry about. However, if you make the switch to a new tankless water heater system, you may receive benefits that you never could have dreamed of with your old heater. Here are just four of the reasons why switching to a tankless system could be one of the best investments you ever make in your home.
If you have a tank-style water heater and a large family, you probably know what it’s like being the last person to use the shower in the morning. You turn on the tap and out drizzles nothing but cold or lukewarm-at-best water that’s extremely uncomfortable to shower in. This is because your water heater tank has been drained. Tankless water heaters heat the water as you need it, meaning there’s no tank of water that can run out. Lukewarm showers will be a thing of the past.
Tank water heaters are large, bulky, unsightly, and take up a ton of space. That’s space you could be using for storage or other functions that may benefit you more. So why deal with it? A tankless water heater system consists of a small box that fits easily underneath most sinks along with a water line going in and coming out. No more giant bulky heating unit to worry about.
Homeowners know that a water heater won’t last forever, and over time they’ll gradually lose their effectiveness until they stop working altogether. In most cases, a water heater usually lasts about 10 years, with some lasting as much as about 15 before facing any serious issues. However, a tankless water heater will generally last up to around 20 years. This makes them a smarter, more prudent investment for the long-term durability in your home and saves you money on replacement costs. Not to mention the fact that there’s no tank which can spring a leak makes them a safer option too.
Even the most well-insulated and efficient water heaters will gradually lose heat, causing the water inside to cool off and the system to have to fire back up again, which wastes energy. Tankless water heaters don’t need to constantly keep a giant tank of water at an acceptable temperature—they only heat the water when you call for it. This saves you a considerable amount of energy, which saves you money and helps reduce your home’s carbon footprint.Interested in finding out more about a tankless water heater system? Call the Cambridge plumbers at Winters Home Services today at (617) 977-3101 and request a service estimate!