You may have heard of tankless water heating as an alternative to standard “tank-type,” but what’s the difference between the two? Knowing about tankless could save you money!
If your home has a standard 40 gallon tank-type water heater, you’ve probably noticed some of the following:
- High Energy Bills
- Cold Showers After Extended Hot Water Usage
- Loud Noises or Foul Odors
- Rusty-Colored Hot Water
A conventional “tank-type” appliance heats your water in a large storage tank. It uses energy to heat that water 24/7, whether you’re using it or not! This results in a great deal of wasted fuel. If you do use all of the water in the tank, you wind up being out of hot water while the tank refills itself. Plus, keeping hot water in a storage tank for too long can cause it to rust the interior, causing performance issues and low quality water. Tankless water heating can solve these problems.
Every year, more and more American homeowners are making the switch to tankless water heating for their home. The Minnesota Plumbing experts at Neighborhood can repair, replace, and install tankless models for your own home, and we strongly recommend making the switch! The more advanced and innovative tankless water heating system offers superior efficiency and endless hot water — meaning you’ll never run the risk of running out of heat while you’re in the shower again! But how does it do this? What makes the tankless model so much different from the standard solution?
Tankless water heaters do not store water. Instead, they heat water in a series of coils on-demand. Whenever you open a hot water faucet, your tankless water heater immediately sets to work warming the water to the desired temperature. You never need to worry about your stored hot water running out again! But that’s not all that tankless water heating can do….
Benefits of Tankless Water Heating in Minnesota
Is your conventional water heater on its last legs? Upgrading to a tankless water heater model will give you all of the following advantages in comparison to standard tank-types:
- Better Efficiency – Tankless models are up to 30% more efficient than conventional, meaning the heat energy they produce goes directly into heating your water — no waste!
- Money Savings – Every month, you’ll spend less to heat your hot water when you switch to tankless. A tankless model installed by a Neighborhood professional will typically return the price of installation in just 3 to 5 years. It’s an investment that pays for itself!
- Longer Life Expectancy – A standard tank-type water heater only lasts 8 to 12 years, but a tankless can last between 15 and 20 with proper maintenance.
- Save More Space – Your standard water heater probably has its own utility room or closet to store the large tank — a tankless water heater is as compact as a carry on suitcase, making for simple installation and more usable room in your home!
- Reduced Carbon Footprint – Protect the environment! Tankless water heaters burn less fuel to perform the same task, which means fewer carbon emissions.
- Endless Hot Water – No storage tank means no cold showers!
- Meets 2015 DOE Standards – Tankless water heaters already match the efficiency standards made effective by the Department of Energy in April 2015, so there’s no need to upgrade further. Rather than look for direct replacement, switch to tankless today!