Mention the term “water heaters” and most people tend to think of traditional tank models: the giant tubes in our basement or closet tasked with providing hot water for the household. Though they can do the job efficiently enough, they’re not the only options out there. Here in Olympia, WA, tankless water heaters can be installed by trained professionals, and though the cost of putting one in can be greater than a new tank model, the advantages often greatly outweigh the additional costs. If you’re looking at installing a new system, here are 3 benefits of tankless water heaters that you should be aware of while making your decision.
Tankless water heaters heat the water as it passes through the pipes on the way to your faucet. This uses much less energy than older tank water heaters: eliminating stand-by heat loss and sized appropriately for your needs. That translates to lower monthly bills for your household, as well as making the tankless system “greener” by saving water.
2. Health and Safety
Tank water heaters can release rust or bacteria into your water supply, especially in vacation homes where the water may sit in the tank for months or years. Tankless models eliminate that concern, providing fresh clear water without any of the debris that comes from a tank.
Tankless water heaters are less prone to breakdowns than tanked heaters, and they don’t cause a mess when they do break down. They also tend to last much longer, since they’re less prone to rust and similar types of wear and tear.
Tankless water heaters work especially well in vacation homes or other places without a gas hook-up, but regardless of your home’s dimensions, you could benefit from having one installed. For more on this unique technology or to schedule a consultation, then the professionals at Brooks Plumbing are standing by to help!