The government has recently mandated an increase in water heater efficiency. As a result of that, starting in 2015, water heaters will have new regulations that increase their dimensions in height and width. For some of you reading, this will mean a tanked water heater won’t fit in the space you have available, and you might need to consider going tankless.
Tankless water heaters are extremely efficient. One of the biggest pluses is the fact that it only heats the water you use. In a traditional water heater, let’s say a fifty-gallon tank, you’re going to be heating forty-eight gallons of water all day, every day, even if you’re not using any water in your home at the time. A tankless water heater doesn’t store water, so you’re never wasting any energy.
As long as tankless water heaters are sized properly, they produce plenty of hot water. In fact, it’s going to be much more because it’s heating the water as it passes through the machine. You technically have an endless supply.
The other benefit of a tankless water heater is space. They are much smaller than a traditional water heater and take up much less of your home. You’re able to regain some square footage on the ground.
So what about investment? A tanked water heater has an average life of about ten years. Although a tankless heater is more of an investment upfront, you’re going to get close to twice the life out of that machine than you would from a tanked option.
If you’re considering a switch to a tankless water heater or just want to figure out if it might be a good fit for your lifestyle, feel free to give us a call at MoreVent. We can come check out your system and help you decide what’s best for you and your family. Call us today at 610-444-3333.