If you’re installing a water heater in your home, you might want to consider a tankless water heater. Increasingly, tankless water heaters are becoming more prominent in Canada, especially in newer builds.
A tankless water heater's main benefits are its energy efficiency and lower energy bills. In addition, when running hot water, you get an unlimited supply with a tankless water heater since the water is not stored in a tank but instead flows on demand using gas or electric coils. Also, compared to a traditional water heater, tankless water heaters are significantly smaller and wall-mounted, requiring less space in your home.
Here are five reasons to install a tankless water heater:
1. More energy efficient compared to traditional water heaters.
Tankless water heaters produce hot water on demand, which uses less energy than conventional water heaters, which store a large volume of water. This is great news for homeowners because they see a reduction in their utility bills.
2. Tankless water heaters last long.
Traditional water heaters are more susceptible to water-based corrosion because of their exposure to moisture compared to tankless water heaters. On average, a conventional water heater can last about 12 years, while a tankless water heater can last about 20 years. In the long run, the overall cost of having a tankless water heater is best for your budget.
3. Unlimited hot water supply.
Imagine having an endless supply of hot water without having to experience the dreaded moment when your shower turns cold. This happens when traditional tank water runs out of hot water - a problem you’ll never have to face with a tankless water heater!
4. Tankless water heaters lower the risk of water damage.
You don’t have to maintain a tankless water heater frequently, which can find its way beyond the bathroom floor and cause damage to your home. This can also be problematic if the water seeps into places and causes mold. With a tankless water heater, you minimize the risk of a water leak.
5. You don’t have to maintain a tankless water heater frequently.
Of course, any equipment eventually requires some maintenance. However, one of the benefits of a tankless water heater is that it requires less frequent maintenance compared to a traditional water heater.
If you’re on the verge of installing a water heater in your home and have gas available, you might want to consider a tankless water heater for the reasons mentioned above. You will save money in the long run!
Which tankless water heater to consider purchasing:
When choosing a model, Eccotemp’s range of gas tankless water heaters has everything you need to get that hot water running endlessly in your home. Check out the complete list of products here.