Tankless water heaters may also be referred to as instantaneous or demand-type water heaters. They only provide hot water on demand. People normally ask about the benefits that are associated with using tankless water heaters. Here are some of their advantages:
In homes where on a daily basis the amount of water used cannot be more than 41gallons, tankless water heaters are more energy efficient as compared to the traditional storage tank water heaters. In homes where hot water is greatly used, approximately 86 gallons daily, demand water heaters can be (8 – 14%) more energy efficient. Greater energy savings of (27 – 50%) can be realized by installing a tankless water heater at every hot water outlet. The demand water heaters only produce hot water when you need it. By availing hot water near to the place where it is required, energy loss is greatly reduced and efficiency is greatly improved.
Comparing the initial installation cost of the tankless water heater and that of a conventional storage water heater yields some interesting results. The former has a higher cost, however, on-demand water heaters typically heat as much water as you need and operation costs are much lower. This fact compensates for its higher buying price. A lot of tankless water heaters’ life expectancy is more than 20 years. These tanks also have many parts that can be replaced easily and this makes it possible for one to extend their life by many years. On the other hand, storage water heaters only last for a couple of years (10 – 15 years).
Comfort and Convenience
Thanks to tankless water heaters, you can always enjoy continuous hot water which is great for your family. The issue of scheduling or compromising on hot water usage on your family’s times of bathing will be a thing of the past. The tankless water heater also requires a small space for their installation, unlike a traditional water heater that takes up a big area. Tankless water heaters can be mounted on a wall or even installed indoors or outdoors and you are good to go.
Safe and clean
Tankless water heaters help you to avoid the usage of water that has stayed for some time in a tank that may have accumulated scale and rust. Many of the tankless water heaters models are also safe because they are equipped with excellent safety features that safeguard you from scalding water which could otherwise reach your faucet in the absence of these safety features.