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If you're tired of running out of hot water or storing large tanks of water, a tankless water heater could be the solution. Find out why switching to a tankless system can have many benefits.

Nothing beats a hot shower after a long day at work, especially if you live in a cold region.

The most important part for access to hot water is the water heater, which is often hidden out of sight. Many homeowners don't think twice about it after the initial installation. Unfortunately, a traditional tank system takes a long time to provide hot water and is very inefficient.

If your old water heater is giving you trouble, you can consider instantaneous water heaters as a possible replacement. These heaters replace the existing tank heater and provide hot water when needed.

In this article, we have compiled a list of five benefits you can reap when investing in a water heater. So shall we start?

5 BENEFITS OF TANKLESS WATER HEATERS

Tankless water heater

1. THEY SAVE SPACE

If you have an old traditional water heater, you've probably noticed that it takes up a lot of space. You probably only have space for the radiator, which could have been used for other purposes. You will also need to purchase a properly sized conventional water heater with an adequate tank.

By installing a water heater, you can free up a large part of this area. The size of a typical instantaneous water heater is comparable to a small suitcase, so it will easily fit in your utility room. And if necessary, you can mount the heater on the wall to free up even more floor space.

Because of their small size, instantaneous water heaters can be installed anywhere, from a closet to a garage or basement. Their space saving design can be very useful when you are short on space and need to maximize the usable space in your home.

2. THEY PROVIDE HOT WATER ON-DEMAND

Once you start the water heater, you don't have to wait for it to heat the water. For this reason, they are called “demand-controlled water heaters”. This quality is generally lacking in models with hot water tanks, where you have to wait a few minutes for the water to heat up.

The tankless device heats the water as you use it, saving you a lot of time. You have access to an endless flow of hot water that a water heater cannot match.

3. THEY ARE HIGHLY ENERGY-EFFICIENT

Tank water heaters heat about 180 liters of water at a time and store it in a storage tank. These models regularly use energy to keep the water warm, which can quickly increase energy costs. Not only is energy efficiency low, but there can also be water wastage due to the increased pressure in the storage tank.

There are no such problems with instantaneous water heaters; They only heat the water when the tap is turned on. And because they provide an unlimited supply of hot water in just a few seconds, they use less energy, which means no water is wasted. You'll save money on your electricity bills and conserve water by using tankless systems.

If you search the market for instantaneous water heaters, you may come across Energy Star rated models. The new system stands out as being very energy efficient, saving you money on electricity bills

4. THEY LAST FOR A LONG TIME

Conventional tank heaters have a service life of up to 10 years, which is sufficient. But compared to instantaneous water heaters, they can be a bit short.

On average, an instantaneous water heater lasts about two decades, which is twice the lifespan of a water heater. If you're not planning on changing your home any time soon, a water heater can be a permanent fixture in your home.

Even if you change your place of residence, you can easily take it with you to the new place because of its compact design and uncomplicated installation. However, this is not easy with hot water storage tanks.

5. THEY ARE SAFE TO USE

It is known that conventional water heaters overheat due to heat build-up and, in extreme cases, explode. This makes them quite dangerous to the well-being of your family and home, which is far from desirable.

In addition, hot water stored in the tanks can leak out, which can cause significant damage to the area around the heater. Hard water in particular can cause major water damage to the floor and walls next to the water heater.

Instantaneous water heaters are significantly safer in comparison. Since they only absorb very little water at a time, there is no risk of pressure building up in them. Therefore, the probability that a water heater will explode is quite small.

DISADVANTAGES OF INSTALLING A TANKLESS WATER HEATER

1. HIGH INSTALLATION COSTS

Tankless water heaters require the installation of new vent and gas lines, which increases the basic installation cost of the water heater itself. It might be a bit pricey, but the water and energy savings make up for it.

Over time, your bill savings will recoup the initial expense.

2. LIMITED WATER OUTPUT

In a large household, several connections may require hot water. You could connect a dishwasher, a washing machine and a shower to the radiator.

If these sources require more hot water at the same time, the water heater may struggle to provide a constant supply of hot water. This can result in one or two hot or cold water sources remaining and putting a strain on the unit.

For large homes, you may need multiple instantaneous water heaters to meet hot water needs.

WHY YOU SHOULD UPGRADE TO A TANKLESS WATER HEATER

You want to make sure your water heater will last a long time without shutting down unexpectedly. And where traditional water heaters can fail in some respects, instantaneous water heaters excel in others.

Instantaneous water heaters take up less space, are energy efficient, reduce water wastage and heat water faster. The mere ability to provide hot water when needed makes instantaneous water heaters quite desirable. If you live in a small or medium sized home, your plumber can easily figure out all the limitations that a water heater poses.

Would you like to convert to an instantaneous water heater? Turn to Bannister Plumbing & Air for all your water heater and plumbing needs. Our licensed professionals are able to install, repair and service water heaters at affordable costs. In addition to installing water heaters, we also offer emergency installation services for low pressure or no hot water issues.

Would you like to know more about your new instantaneous water heater? We've put together a comprehensive guide of maintenance tips and tricks so you can enjoy endless hot water!

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