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Like all of the appliances in your home, your water heater won’t last forever. On average, an electric water heater can last from 6 to 10 years. Even if you have it regularly maintained, it will eventually stop working properly and need to be replaced.
Before you call a plumber to have your existing water heater replaced with a similar one, you should consider having a tankless water heater installed.
Tankless water heaters differ from traditional water heaters in that there is no large tank of water that stays heated for use. Instead, these heaters only heat the water that you are using right then. If you aren’t sure if a tankless water heater is right for your home, you should consider all of the benefits of these heaters.
#1 No More Cold Showers
If you have a traditional water heater and a large family, the last person in the house to take a shower often ends up taking a cold shower. If you install a tankless water heater, this will no longer be an issue. Tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand, which means that you will never run out. If you have one of these water heaters installed in your home, your family won’t need to schedule showers based on when the water in the tank will heat up again. Finally, every member of your family will be able to take a hot shower.
#2 Better Hot Water Distribution
If you have a traditional water heater in your home, you can only use so much hot water, and you can’t use your water-based appliances simultaneously. Because tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand, there is a higher rate of distribution. This means that you can run your dishes, do a load of laundry, and take a shower all at the same time. If you have multiple bathrooms with multiple showers, more than one shower can be used simultaneously, and nobody will run out of hot water.
#3 Longer Lifespan
Tankless water heaters have a longer lifespan than traditional tank water heaters. As mentioned above, a traditional water heater can last from 6 to 10 years. The actual lifespan would depend on whether you kept the water heater properly maintained.
These water heaters can last up to 20 years with proper maintenance. Overall, these water heaters can save you money because they last twice as long as a traditional water heater.
#4 Less Maintenance
It is necessary to have your traditional water heater maintained every year if it is going to last for 10 years. If you neglect to have your water heater maintained annually, sediment and mineral deposits can build up inside the water tank, which can cause it to malfunction or become damaged. These issues can also affect the quality of your hot water.
Tankless water heaters need to be maintained also, but not as often. Plumbing experts recommend that these water heaters be maintained every four to five years. This is great because it will save you time and money.
#5 No More Waiting For Hot Water
If you have a traditional water heater, there is a good chance that you have to wait 15 to 25 seconds for the water coming from the showerhead and faucets to get hot. This may not seem like a long time, but when you are holding your hand under the water waiting for it to get hot, it can feel like a lifetime.
These water heaters are great because you don’t need to wait for the water to get hot. These water heaters can deliver between two and three gallons of hot water per minute, on-demand. When you have one of these water heaters installed, you will never have to wait with your hand under the water for it to get hot. When you don’t need to let the water run for 15 to 25 seconds waiting for it to get hot, it will save you a lot of water over the course of a year.
#6 Save Money On Your Energy Costs
Tankless water heaters are great because they can save you a lot of money on your energy costs. If you have a traditional tank water heater, it needs energy constantly to keep the water inside the tank hot. The larger the tank, the more water needs to be heated, and the higher your energy bills will be.
Because these water heaters provide hot water on demand, they only require energy when someone turns on the hot water. This can save you up to 30 percent on your electric bill every year.
#7 Saves Space
Traditional water heaters are large because they need to be big enough to hold 50 to 100 gallons of water at all times. If your Atlanta, GA home is relatively small, having a traditional water heater can be a huge waste of space. If you have a finished basement, the large water heater can take up room that could be dedicated to the basement setup. If you don’t have a basement in your Atlanta, GA home, you will need to put it in a closet, which is a waste, or leave it out in the open, which is an eyesore.
Tankless water heaters are about 1/5 the size of a traditional water heater, and they can be hung right on the wall. This makes these water heaters a great option if you don’t want to waste any space in your home.
#8 Purer Water
As your traditional water heater ages, sediment and mineral deposits can build up in the tank. Over time, this can affect the quality of your hot water.
Tankless water heaters don’t require a large tank to hold the hot water, which will ensure that your hot water is always clean and pure.
Why Choose Peach Plumbing & Drain?
If it is time to replace the existing water heater in your Atlanta, GA home, and you have decided that tankless water heaters are your best option, contact Peach Plumbing & Drain. Our highly qualified, highly-skilled plumbers have extensive knowledge of water heaters; therefore, you can be sure that your system will be installed properly.
Our plumbing company is highly respected in Atlanta. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and are a Screened & Approved plumbing business with Home Advisor. They also named us a Top-Rated business, and they have given us Elite Service status.
To learn more about tankless water heaters, or to schedule an appointment for any other plumbing service, give us at Peach Plumbing & Drain a call today.