Most of the time, you likely do not think much about your Milwaukee home’s water heater. Like many home appliances when they are working efficiently, they are out of sight and out of mind. However, if your current water heater is reaching the end of its life or if you are just looking into more energy-efficient appliances, considering a tankless water heater install is a great solution.
Tankless water heaters offer endless hot water and do not produce standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters. As energy costs continue to rise, tankless water heaters provide on-demand, on-the-spot heating that provides many benefits to you.
Endless Hot Water
Standing in a shower that goes from a warm temperature to freezing cold is not an enjoyable experience. Neither is running out of hot water when you have a sink full of dishes. With tankless water heating, these unpleasant situations disappear.
While storage tanks are limited by the size of the conventional water heater, tankless water heaters provide continuous hot water as long as there is fuel or energy to heat it. The tankless water heater also has no wait time for additional water to be warmed up.
As water sits in a tank, it begins to lose heat and a traditional water heater is continually turning on and off to keep water warm and ready to use. Since tankless water heaters warm water quickly and only when it’s needed, the process ends up being more energy efficient.
Tankless water heaters can cut monthly bills significantly due to their energy efficiency.
For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water per day, tankless water heaters can be 24%-34% more energy efficient. Switching to a tankless heating system can be a great way to save money for budget-conscious homeowners.
The initial cost to install a tankless water heater can be greater than a conventional storage heater. However, tankless water heaters will typically last longer and have much lower operating and energy costs, which offset their higher purchase price.
On average, tankless water heaters last 5-10 years longer than tank water heaters. With a life expectancy of more than 20 years, a tankless water heater can be a great long-term appliance for your home. Tankless water heaters also often have replaceable parts, causing less of a long-term impact on the environment.
The space-saving aspect of tankless water heaters can be an appealing selling point to homeowners and homebuyers. A 40- or 60- gallon storage tank that averages around 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide can be somewhat inconvenient.
A tankless water heater, on the other hand, is often not much larger than a shoe box. The water heater hangs on the wall and provides more usable space in your home. This can also provide a great benefit for home remodeling since designers do not need to plan around a bulky appearance in the space.
Contact Flow-Rite Plumbing for Tankless Water Heater Install
If affordability and energy efficiency are your top priorities, a tankless water heater install may be a great choice for you. As a locally owned, Milwaukee plumbing company, we offer a variety of tankless water heater services including servicing, installation, and repairs.
Our team of plumbers has extensive experience with tankless water heating systems and can assist you with care and expertise. Contact us today to learn more about tankless water heaters and our many plumbing services.