Water heating accounts for 30% of a home’s energy expenses, so, with this in mind, now might be the time to consider swapping your water heater for a tankless one. However, with most home appliances and systems, the tankless water heater comes with both advantages and disadvantages, depending on what you’re looking for.
The Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heating units only operate when there is a demand for hot water which can reduce energy costs by as much as up to 35% a year. If you install a unit of the right size to suit your home and lifestyle, tankless water systems are highly reliable and usually never run out of water. This also means that they are one of the safest types of water heaters on the market as they don’t need to be constantly switched on.
There’s absolutely no sense in installing a water heating unit if it’s not going to last you. With this in mind, tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of up to 20 years. And because they are compact and smaller in size than traditional water heaters, they can be installed almost anywhere in your home. With most tankless water heaters offering information on flow and temperature, you may find that there are fewer issues in the long run.
Get in Touch to Find Out More
Tankless water heaters can be expensive to buy and install. However, it’s an investment worth making over the long term. In addition, we at Prat Plumbing always offer affordable prices and excellent service no matter what your requirements are, so get in touch to find out more.