Does a tankless water heater save on water usage?
- August 19, 2020
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Did you know that a tankless water heater is a far superior, energy-efficient, and durable water heating option compared to your traditional tank water heater? It significantly reduces water usage because the water is not stored in a tank, like a traditional water heater. The water is only heated when needed, which is why it has cleverly been named – the On-Demand Water Heater. It will save you space, water and energy usage, time, and a lot of money in the long run.
This system is ideal for smaller bathrooms with minimal hot water requirements. There are many advantages and disadvantages to a Tankless Water Heater, but below are some of the most significant Pros and Cons
INSTANT HOT WATER: Once you flush out the cold water from the tap to the pipes, the tankless water heater will provide a flow of hot water instantly. It doesn’t need a tank of water for it to work.
LONGER LIFE SPAN: These items are durable as they only run on demand, they generally last longer.
LOWER MONTHLY COST: As you are not running these systems all day, you can generally expect a lower cost.
SAVE SPACE: If you have a smaller bathroom, this unit is ideal.
ELIMINATES STANDBY LOSS: No one home? Then there is no need for your water heater to be running. This heater allows you to reduce standby loss of heating up the water when no one is using it.
INCONSISTENT TEMPERATURE: There can be issues of inconsistent temperature. If you leave your tap running or leaking, the heater will continuously run. If you then try and use the system, the heater might struggle to supply enough hot water after a large drain on the system, especially if you are using multiple outlets simultaneously
COSTLY: While these units can have a higher initial cost to
set up, the added lifespan and reduced energy consumption can outweigh
the additional costs.
GAS LINE REROUTE: Depending on your current setup, you may require to add additional venting or to reroute the gas line to install this system.
ADDITIONAL EXPENSE OFFSET: These systems are cheaper to run,
but it can take a few years to save the additional cost of installation
from your monthly savings
Overall, we believe that the cost benefits and benefits to the environment far outweigh the initial setup costs incurred from setting up a tankless hot water heater system.
If you would like to find out more about how a hot water heater system can help you, give Plumbwell Plumbing a call today – we would be happy to help provide you with an initial quote or let you know if this is the right choice for you!