Water Heater Installation: 4 Reasons You Might Want to Go Tankless

tankless-water-heaterWhen you hear the term “water heater,” your mind probably envisions a large tank full of water that’s hooked up to multiple pipes and water lines, right? Well, what if you took away the tank? Would it still be a water heater?

Yes! The fact is, you don’t actually need to have a storage tank full of water to get hot water in your home, thanks to the introduction of tankless systems.

A tankless water heater is pretty much just what it sounds like–it’s a water heater that doesn’t require the use of a tank holding multiple gallons of water. This is a great piece of technology with a number of benefits. If you’re seeking a new, energy-efficient option for your water heating needs, then this may be just the system for you!

That said, they’re not right for every home, but we invite you to learn about some of their key features to figure out if it’s right for your situation. Read on as we uncover 4 reasons you might consider going tankless.

Tankless Water Heaters Are Highly Efficient

Since a tankless water heater doesn’t have to constantly keep gallons of water heated up consistently throughout the day, it winds up using between 30-50% less energy than a standard tank water heater does.

The conventional tank water heater suffers from something called standby energy loss–the water cools down to the point that it needs to be reheated, and this might happen several times before you go through a day worth of water in the tank.

Tankless Systems Use Less Water

Tankless water heating systems are also referred to “on-demand” water heaters. A tankless water heater doesn’t activate until there is a demand for hot water from a tap or an appliance in your home. This means there is no wasted storage tank full of water, and you end up paying for less water use too.

Tankless Systems Take Up Less Space

Without a multi-gallon storage water heater tank, the tankless systems will use up far less space. Since the unit housing the heat exchangers can be wall mounted almost anywhere you want it to be, you don’t have to worry about eating up valuable space in a utility closet in your home or your garage.

A Tankless Systems Uses Its Limitations to Its Advantage

There is a limitation to a tankless water heater–and that is that it can have problems meeting large water demands. For instance, if you have two household members taking a shower while simultaneously trying to wash dishes and clothes at the same time, the water heater can struggle.

That said, a simple solution to this is installing a second tankless system, or even a small version of the tank system. This will be a bit pricier upfront, of course, but in the long run will save you hundreds of dollars throughout the years.

Contact HB Energy Solutions for all your energy needs. HB Energy Solutions delivers peace of mind. We are your trusted local resource for Southern Vermont water heater services. 

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