If you’ve resolved to cut your monthly budget in the year ahead, switching to a tankless water heater is an excellent way to cut costs. According to the US Department of Energy, households that use 41 gallons of hot water or less will save as much as 24% to 34% by converting their water tank to a tankless version. Over a year, that is a whole lot of savings!
Never Run out of Hot Water
If you have ever run out of hot water mid-shower you know how miserable it can be to have soap in your eyes and no water to rinse! When you convert to a tankless water heater, you will have an endless supply of hot water, no matter how many people are taking showers in the morning. For many who have been living in the cold, that is a huge relief.
Water heater tanks typically last about ten years or less, but a tankless water heater can last up to 20 years if properly maintained. So even though a tankless water heater might be an investment, it is a long-term one. The little extra that you pay to upgrade will pay for itself!
A traditional water heater works by storing water in a tank and continuously heating it. When you are ready to use it, the hot water empties from the tank and is delivered to your home. The water in a tankless water heater is fresh from the source and has not been sitting, accumulating sentiment and mineral build-up. All of those things that are sitting in your tanked version will make their way to the water that you use for showering and cooking.
No Reheating Necessary
A traditional water heater heats the water sitting in the tank over and over. When it starts to cool, your water heater fires back up, even if no one is home or using hot water. That leads to a lot of “standby loss” and higher energy costs. A tankless water heater only heats the water you need when you need it. Therefore, it will cut down on your energy costs.
A traditional water heater needs a substantial amount of space to install and use. Removing it and replacing it with a tankless version will give you back the room that has been wasted on your water heater. A tankless water heater can go anywhere, and it takes up very little space in your utility room or basement.
If you’ve resolved to cut your monthly budget in 2022, upgrading to a tankless water heater is an excellent way to realize significant annual savings. If you are ready to cut your energy costs, contact 1st Choice A/C, Heating, Plumbing & Gas to install a tankless water heater in your Mt. Pleasant, SC home today!