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What is the Value of a Tankless Water Heater?

What is the Value of a Tankless Water Heater?

If your Western New York home is regularly “running out” of hot water, a tankless water heater is the answer.

It’s time to rethink your family’s morning routine. If your Western New York home is regularly “running out” of hot water, a tankless water heater is the answer. By heating water as it’s needed, there’s no limit to how much hot water these systems can provide. Plus, they’re energy-efficient, space-saving, long-lasting, and incredibly reliable. Let’s review the value of a tankless water heater for your Hamburg home.

What is a Tankless Water Heater?

In order to understand the value of a tankless water heater, we should review what a tankless water heater, sometimes referred to as a demand water heater, is. With tankless water heaters, when you turn on the hot water, cold water travels through the pipes and into the tankless water heater unit where it is heated by a gas burner or an electric element. Unlike standard hot water heaters that keep gallons of water and constantly heat the water within the tank, with tankless water heaters, the water is not stored in the tank. This creates a constant supply of hot water.

Tankless water heaters take up much less space than standard water heaters, while still producing a lot of hot water. On average, tankless water heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2 to 5 gallons per minute.

What is the Value of a Tankless Water Heater?

A tankless water heater could be a full solution for your Western New York home, or an add-on to an already existing system. If you need more hot water than a standard unit can produce, a tankless water heater could be right for you. Let’s review the value of a tankless water heater.

Efficiency and Savings: With no tank to continually heat, tankless systems are far more energy-efficient than standard water heaters. According to Energy.gov, tankless water heaters can be 24% to 34% more energy-efficient than conventional water heaters. Over their lifespan, they can save you hundreds on your utility bills.

– Extended Lifespan: With professional maintenance, a tankless water heater should last for more than 20 years. That is nearly double the average lifespan of their standard counterparts.  

Limitless Hot Water: As mentioned above, tankless water heaters don’t store the water like standard water heaters do. Instead, demand-type water heaters heat water as it’s needed at the faucet or shower head. One of the main benefits of a tankless water heater is that it can heat water rapidly and there is an unlimited supply.

Space Saving: Most tankless water heaters are wall-mounted and relatively small, freeing up the footprint used by a standard water heater. These smaller systems can be ideal for your home and give you more useful space.  

– No Flooding Risk: No stored water means there’s no risk of a tank burst and a flooded basement, utility closet, or garage. These systems don’t carry the same safety risk that an aging standard water heater does.  

There is much added value with a tankless water heater for your Western New York home. Not only do tankless water heaters provide infinite and instantaneous hot water, they take up less space and energy, and can last double the amount of time as a standard water heater.

If you’re ready to make the switch to the convenience and savings of a new demand-type water heater, Duffett Plumbing, Heating & AC is here. Our plumbers specialize in tankless water heater installation here in Hamburg.

To get a free estimate, call us or request service from our team online.