You may have heard the term” tankless water heater,” but do you know how it stands out from a traditional unit? Minus the need for a tank, this modern marvel can save you energy, water waste and provide you with quick, always hot water in no time! So why wouldn’t you make the switch?
What is a Tankless Water Heater?
A tankless water heater, often known as an on-demand heater, works by rapidly heating your water as it begins to run. The difference is that a traditional water heater stores and continuously heats the water, taking up more space and requiring more energy.
With proper upkeep, a tankless unit can last 5-10 years longer than your traditional unit. Another bonus: when you choose to go tankless, you are giving up the scary possibility of a tank burst and flood.
Since your unit will only heat the water while it’s running, you get hot water on demand every single time. You will never have to worry about running out of hot water in the shower again.
Takes Up Less Space
Since there is no tank involved, a tankless water heater takes up way less space and can even be mounted on the wall or outside your home.
Economically, a Better Choice
Though the initial cost might be more pricey, in the long run, switching to a tankless unit will save you on your energy bill. A tank unit is continuously using energy to keep the water hot, whereas the tankless only heats on demand, reducing waste and giving you a more economical choice for hot water.
Whether you are looking to upgrade your water heater or you need assistance with a broken one, let Gibson Heating & Plumbing take care of your water heater needs! And if you find yourself in the middle of a water heater emergencies, we can offer 24/7 assistance!