Many homeowners are looking for ways to cut their home’s energy consumption. Some hope to see a significant reduction in their monthly bills, while others are more motivated to reduce energy usage for environmental reasons. In most cases, homeowners in Yuma are pleasantly surprised when they learn that they can substantially reduce the energy that their home is using to create hot water by switching to a tankless water heater. The perks of these units extend far beyond just the operating cost and energy efficiency. But many homeowners are still concerned that it all sounds too good to be true.
How A Tankless Water Heater Works
Tankless water heaters are also known as on-demand water heaters because of the process they use to supply your home’s hot water. With no holding tank, these units only heat water when there is a need or demand. So when you turn on the shower or a hot water faucet, the unit begins to heat the water as it flows through the water lines. The most crucial factor to understand is that the tankless water heater only uses energy to heat water when the hot water is in demand, unlike the traditional water heater that uses energy 24/7 to maintain that tank of hot water. The result is a water heater that uses only a fraction of the energy of the conventional water heater and provides other benefits as well.
Unlimited Hot Water
Now that you know you will enjoy a decrease in your energy bill thanks to the efficiency of your tankless water heater, you could be shocked to learn that you will have unlimited hot water. Unlike the traditional water heater, your hot water supply is no longer limited by the size of a holding tank on the water heater. The on-demand water heater will continue to make hot water as long as you have that faucet or shower valve open.
Added Savings From Longevity
Replacing your home’s water heater is not a fun task. Typically, you have discovered it is not working at the most inopportune time. And the result was a cold shower. One of the additional perks of the tankless water heater is its life expectancy of about 50% longer than a traditional water heater. So you can expect an extra five to eight years of service before thinking about a replacement.
In many cases, the first part of a water heater to fail is the holding tank. Corrosive properties in most water begin to degrade and damage the tank causing a leak. However, with a tankless water heater, you have no concerns about water damaging a holding tank.
Added Peace Of Mind
Another benefit of no leaking water heater tank is less worry for homeowners. Of course, there is always that concern regarding water leaks and water damage to your home. And unfortunately, many water heaters are located in a basement or closet, so you are not in the area frequently. So a small water leak can cause extensive water damage before it draws your attention. When you go tankless, you can forget about leaking water heater tanks forever. It is just one less thing to worry about for you and your loved ones.
To learn more about tankless water heaters and where you might install one or more in your home, call (928) 597-1690. The licensed plumbers at Professional Home Doctors will help you decide which units will work best to meet your home’s hot water needs. And because the units are very compact, you can even locate them in each bathroom or under a kitchen sink for fast and affordable hot water throughout your home.