Water heaters are essential for residential and commercial properties. After all, no one wants to wash their hands or take a shower with ice-cold water in the dead of winter. However, with traditional water heaters, you might have to do that anyway from time to time. This is because traditional water heaters have a tank.
Tank water heaters use gas or electricity to heat the water. As the hot water rises to the top of the tank where the heat-out pipe is located, it separates itself from the incoming cold water and allows you to get hot water that is ready when you need it. Unfortunately, this system limits the amount of hot water that is available at any given time. To avoid this problem, get a tankless water heater and enjoy these benefits:
- Energy efficiency- Water heaters with tanks heat your water continuously, even when you aren’t using the hot water. Instead, tankless water heaters only heat the water you need at that moment. By heating your water on demand, tankless water heaters decrease the amount of energy you are using and lower your energy bills. You’ll also never run out of hot water!
- Longer life- Tankless water heaters tend to last longer than traditional ones. You can rely on your tankless water heater for over 20 years!
- Take up less space- A water heater tank can take up a significant amount of floor space, but a tankless water heater is smaller and usually mounted to a wall.
If you have questions about tankless water heaters, contact us at BL Plumbing Service.