Hot water system replacement is necessary every so often as old systems wear out. When planning for hot water system installation, consider whether a tankless system might be a better option for your home than a traditional system that includes a hot water tank. Here are four of the key benefits of a tankless water heating system.
1. Reduce Energy Bills
One of the biggest problems of a traditional hot water system is having to heat the water before you need to use it. That means that if you decide to skip your morning shower in favour of heading to the gym or decide to leave washing the dishes until tomorrow morning, the energy that was used to heat water for those purposes is wasted.
Tankless hot water systems heat water when you need it, which means that there is no chance of hot water going unused. As a result, you can enjoy lower energy bills, as well as a feeling of satisfaction that you are helping the environment by saving energy.
2. Always Have Hot Water
If you forget to turn on a storage-based hot water system, then there is no hot water available for bathing or cleaning. These systems take a considerable amount of time to heat the water stored in their tanks, during which you have to either take a cold shower or wait around until the water is hot enough to use.
Tankless hot water systems rapidly heat water on demand, so that it is always available when you need it. It is not possible to run out of hot water when you use a tankless system.
3. Free Up Storage Space
If your home currently includes a hot water storage tank, you could give yourself some free storage space by getting it removed and replaced with a tankless hot water system. If you live in a small home, this extra space could make a lot of difference in terms of reducing how cluttered your home feels.
4. Avoid Costly Repairs
A hot water storage tank is one of the parts of a hot water system that most frequently needs repair. Tanks can develop sediment that needs to be flushed out or rust that eats through the metal until the tank develops a leak and needs to be patched. You can avoid these situations by selecting a tankless option when deciding what system to choose for your hot water system installation.
Contact a local plumber to learn more about your options for hot water installation.