Very few things feel as wonderful as a hot shower – at least until that nagging voice in the back of your mind tells you to quit wasting all the hot water. What if someone else wants to take a shower or you need to do a load of laundry? With a tankless water heater you can get hot water on demand, allowing you to enjoy your shower and drown out the nagging voice. Tankless water heaters have several other advantages, as well.
Tankless, or on-demand, water heaters provide you with hot water when you need it. Traditional water heaters hold water in large, vat-like tanks, keeping it hot until you’re ready to use it. In order to keep that water hot, those water heaters expend a large amount of energy. The main benefit of tankless heaters is that they don’t need to expend energy to keep water hot when you’re not using it. This can lead to a significant energy savings when used correctly.
Another benefit of installing a tankless water heater is its durability. If you’ve ever cleaned out a traditional water heater or replaced it because the tank rusted out, you’ll recognize the beauty of a tankless system. No tank means you won’t have to deal with sediment build-up or clean up the flood that comes when a tank springs a leak. Because of its design and easily replaceable parts, a tankless water heater can last five to ten years longer than a traditional water heater.
The final benefit to tankless water heaters is often forgotten: the extra space provided by a smaller unit. Tankless systems are typically mounted on a wall or even outside, freeing up that valuable closet space that most homeowners treasure.
With energy savings, fewer repairs and replacements, and extra space to stash your stuff, a tankless water heater can provide homeowners with value – and wonderfully hot showers – for years to come.
For more information about tankless water heaters, contact Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve proudly served the Greater Cincinnati area since 1910!