Thinking of switching over to a tankless water heater? Read on to learn more about the benefits of this convenient system. You can count on your local Wilmington Plumbing Pros tankless water heater experts at Wilmington Plumbing Pros to make sure your new system is installed according to code. Click here to see what your neighbors are saying in our customer reviews.
What are the advantages of tankless water heaters?
As the name implies, a tankless water heater does not store water in a tank. What this system does is heat your water as it passes through a heat exchanger, giving you hot water instantly.
Unlike traditional systems, tankless water heaters make hot water available as soon as you turn on your tap.
Another advantage is that tankless systems are small in size and can fit virtually anywhere in your home. You can install it in a crawlspace, on the wall, or even set it up outside.
A modern tankless system appears about the size of a pay phone, with a large bore pipe running through it. It is smaller than your traditional water heater, helps you save energy, and provides hot water more quickly.
How long are they expected to last?
Tankless water heaters can last over 20 years with proper maintenance. Traditional units, on the other hand, last about 10 years before you start to notice problems. Traditional tank water heaters need to work consistently to give you the hot water you need, and this can stress it out over time; tankless systems do not have to work unless you turn on your hot water tap.
Is installing one right for you?
Tankless systems come in different capacities. Due to their “on demand” features, they are best for smaller households that do not need a large tank of water to cover several users. If necessary, you can even install multiple tankless systems as point-of-use units to provide hot water specifically to your kitchen, bathroom, or other sinks.
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