While a traditional water heater maintains a tank full of hot water, tankless, or on-demand, water heaters only heat water when its needed. When you turn on the hot water tap, shower, washing machine, dishwasher, etc., cold water is drawn into the unit and heated. Usually, tankless water heaters can provide 4-7 gallons of hot water per minute and typically operate on natural gas or propane.
Tankless water heaters offer a variety of benefits including:
Tankless water heaters are compact. They can take up very little space and typically mount on a wall.
A longer lifespan
Tankless water heaters have a lifespan of about 20 years, compared to 7-10 years for traditional tank-type water heaters.
A steady supply
Because tankless water heaters work on demand, you’ll never run out of hot water. For example, when using a tank-type water heater, the hot water may run out if three or four people shower back to back. A tankless heater will ensure that as long as everyone takes showers consecutively, the water will be equally warm.
Because they eliminate the standby costs associated with storing gallons of hot water in a storage tank, tankless water heaters can drastically cut your energy use. When purchasing, you may receive tax breaks or incentives for using efficient equipment.
Though a tankless water heater may have a higher initial purchase price, lower utility bills combined with the longer lifespan will offer significant savings over time.
If you’re considering going tankless, give Crown Group Ohio a call. We will carefully explain the process, the benefits and the drawbacks in order to aid you in making your decision.