Although they are typically hidden in a closet or the basement, water heaters are high on the list of appliances that make our lives more comfortable. Over the years, technology has vastly improved these hardworking home helpers. Today, tankless water heaters are a top choice for many homeowners. They are superior to traditional water heaters in many ways, including convenience, savings, and energy efficiency.

If you are a homeowner or in the market for a new home, check out the following benefits of tankless water heaters to make an informed decision about these often-ignored household appliances.

Significant Energy and Water Savings

Did you know that tankless water heaters substantially reduce your energy consumption? This is because they are not constantly heating a tank of water. They only heat water as needed. This translates to significant energy savings over time. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy reports tankless water heaters as being up to 34% more energy efficient than tank-style models. In addition, you’ll feel good knowing you are reducing your carbon footprint.

An Unlimited Supply of Hot Water

Chances are you’ve run out of hot water while showering. A tankless water heater delivers hot water on demand because water is heated as it flows through the unit. This means your household will have constant hot water, even if multiple people are showering or utilizing hot water one after the other. You can even shower while the dishwasher runs without worrying about a chilly blast from your shower head!

Better Water Quality

Traditional tank-style water heaters tend to accumulate sediment and rust over time. This accumulation can significantly affect the quality of your water. It can even change the taste of your drinking water. A tankless water heater reduces worries about water quality.

Less Risk of Water Damage

Tank-style water heaters are inclined to leak or burst, leading to potentially serious water damage. Water damage restoration is very complicated and expensive. You may even have problems filing an insurance claim if they can prove you neglected regular maintenance. Since tankless water heaters don’t have a storage tank, the risk of water damage is significantly lower.

Longer Lifespan

The lifespan of a tankless water heater is substantially longer than a tank-style water heater. Your tankless model will last 20 years or more as opposed to 10-15 years for a tank-style water heater.

Since tankless water heaters don’t store water, damaging rust and corrosion don’t build up over time. The lack of buildup greatly reduces ordinary wear and tear on the tankless models.

Tankless water heaters require fewer repairs over their lifespan compared to tank-style models. That makes them a smart investment for homeowners. The high-quality, durable materials tankless water heaters are designed from are superior to traditional water heaters, also contributing to an increase in the expected lifespan.

Lower Maintenance

Tankless water heaters require substantially less maintenance when compared to traditional water heaters. A tank-style water heater needs regular draining and flushing by a professional to remove unhealthy sediment buildup. No tank means no flushing, so the need for regular maintenance is reduced for a tankless water heater.

Takes Up Less Space

Have you noticed how much space those big and bulky traditional tank-style water heaters occupy? Tankless water heaters have a space-saving design that takes up much less room. They are perfect for small homes and apartments. These compact water heaters can also be mounted on a wall, freeing up floor space in your basement for storage.

Increased Home Value

When you get ready to put your home on the market for sale, a tankless water heater may increase the value of your home. Hip, savvy, young prospective buyers are attracted to energy-saving appliances. A tankless water heater installed in your home may contribute to a quick sale and a good return on investment.

The professionals at R.J. Groner Inc. specialize in installing tankless water heaters. We know how to determine the most appropriate size and capacity for your home. We also provide HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair services, as well as plumbing and indoor air quality services. If you are ready to switch to a tankless water heater or need an existing water heater repaired, contact R.J. Groner Inc. today.

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