Tankless water heaters are an alternative to hot water heaters. They produce hot water on demand and don’t store water, unlike traditional water heaters. There are several reasons to choose one if you need a new water heater in your home.
Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters are increasingly popular because they’re less expensive to operate than traditional water heaters. Traditional water heaters store hot water kept at 120 degrees or more. A tankless water heater produces hot water only when it’s called for, such as when you’re taking a shower.
When you open a hot water tap, cold water fills the tankless water heater and is heated using electricity or gas. The water is heated nearly immediately. A tankless water heater can produce an unlimited supply of hot water, although they’re limited to producing about two to five gallons per minute.
PJ's Plumbing & Heating in Belgrade, MT, installs tankless water heaters. We’ve been helping people in the area since 1982.
Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters use a lot less energy than traditional ones. They consume just 25% to 50% as much energy. They also last longer than traditional water heaters, sometimes over 20 years. Traditional water heaters need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years.
Tankless water heaters take up a lot less space than traditional ones. They’re often mounted on a wall or sometimes even outside. This opens up space for other uses, such as for storage.
Disadvantages of Tankless Water Heaters
You need to buy a tankless water heater that meets your needs. If you want to use hot water for multiple things at the same time, then you need a tankless water heater that can produce enough hot water per minute. They’re also more expensive to have installed than a traditional water heater.