There’s no question that people across the country, and in California in particular, are becoming more eco-conscious. We’re reducing our use of plastic water bottles, installing energy efficient lights, and switching to electric or hybrid cars. Another way that you may choose to become more eco-friendly is to have a tankless water heater installed. What you may not know is that this option comes with a lot of extra perks.
Say goodbye to waiting for hot water
Do you have to stand in the shower with your hand in the stream of water for several minutes before the hot water starts coming? Do you have to run the hot water before you can turn the washing machine on to wash hot? If you answer yes to either of these, then you may be the perfect audience for a tankless water heater. They heat up water only when you need it and it’s ready right away.
You save money in many ways
The reality is that a tankless water heater is likely to be more expensive than your traditional water heater. However, the long-term cost is lower in several ways. First, a tankless water heater can easily last between 20 and 25 years. On the other hand, a traditional model is going to last between 8 – 13 years. Second, you’ll be using a lot less energy – which means savings for you. When you consider the lifetime costs of both options, a tankless water heater is likely to come out on top.
You get free space in your home
Unless you’re one of the rare people who’s struggling with too much space in their home, you’ll appreciate the small footprint of the tankless water heater. It’s only the size of a small suitcase and it mounts to the wall. This allows you to fully take advantage of the floor beneath it. If space is at a premium in your home, then this can be a huge advantage.
Consider the specifics of your heat savings
To put it into perspective, consider that your heating costs are going to be reduced by about 40% compared to what you’re paying with a traditional water heater. If you have a water heater with a 50-gallon tank, it’s going to be 30% more efficient. You’ll also be using cleaner water. When you use a traditional water heater, you’re using water that’s been sitting in the tank potentially for days. This allows time for rust to build up and the water may be less than clean.
On the other hand, when you use a tankless water heater, the water that comes in is 100% fresh and just heated when you need it. If this sounds like something that would be a good investment for you, please reach out to Top Service Plumbing and let us help you get started. We can be reached at (760) 309-1900 and are happy to answer your questions and offer unique options based on your needs.