There are few appliances in a home that will impact a family’s comfort as much as the water heater. In addition to providing you with hot water for showers, these appliances are also vital to your dishwasher and washing machine.
Unfortunately, traditional water heaters come with a few major disadvantages including a limited water supply and expensive running costs.
With a tankless water heater, many of these disadvantages will be a thing of the past.
A Look at Traditional Water Heaters
Traditional water heaters work by applying heat to a large tub of water that is kept warm at all times. When warm water is needed, it is pulled out of the basin, sent to the house, and then the basin is refilled. If the basin is emptied, however, then the entire home will be without warm water for quite some time.
Due to the fact that these appliances are constantly full of water, there is also a higher risk of mold, mildew, and sediment. Many families will find themselves in need of a plumber multiple times a year to sterilize tanks, adjust pilot lights, and carry out countless other maintenance tasks.
What Is a Tankless Water Heater?
As the name implies, a tankless water heater has absolutely no tank to store water. Instead, it has a series of coils that pull water in as it is needed and heat it while it is being transported. When the water is heated to the correct temperature (which takes just moments), it exits the coils and the heating element turns off.
Tankless water heaters can be whole-home units or smaller units for a single room or appliance.
Enjoying Hot Water All Day Long
Every family will need tankless water heater service at some point, but these devices are incredibly durable and only need a fraction of the maintenance as traditional water heaters.
Your family will also be able to enjoy a nearly unlimited supply of hot water with no more arguments about who gets to take a shower first every morning.
Finally, a tankless water heater can provide your family with unprecedented energy savings over the years.
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