A good option to consider when you need to replace or install a water heater in your home is a tankless version, mostly because the tankless version can take up much less space in your home while also helping you deal with any potential hot water shortages that you and your household may experience. Listed below are two benefits provided by tankless water heaters.
Minimizes The Time Spent Waiting For More Hot Water
The primary benefit that attracts more and more people to a tankless water heater option is that it can minimize the amount of time spent waiting for more hot water. The problem with a traditional water heater is that if you have a large household or simply burn through hot water at a rapid rate, you could deplete the tank and have to wait quite some time before the tank refills and you have enough hot water for a shower or to do your laundry.
However, a tankless water heater benefits you by providing hot water only when it detects that an associated hot water faucet has been turned on. Once that faucet has been turned on, the tankless water heater will start the heating process and continuously heat water until the hot water faucet has been turned off. This means that you will not have to spend any time waiting for a tank to refill before you are able to take a shower, without running into that horrible moment halfway through your shower where the hot water runs out and you get doused with cold water.
Minimizes The Potential Damage That A Water Heater Can Cause
Another major benefit provided by a tankless water heater is that this option can greatly minimize the potential damage that a traditional water heater can cause. A very real threat that can result from having a traditional water heater is that it can spring a major leak. This can lead to many gallons of water pouring out of the water heater and flooding a small room or causing extensive damage to your flooring and walls.
On the other hand, a tankless water heater will actually minimize this damage, since there is no tank attached to it. If a tankless water heater were to spring a leak, it would be a relatively minor leak where the water heater is actually connected to one of your pipes, and it would take much longer for that type of leak to damage or flood a room.
Contact a local contractor, such as Actionaire Inc, in order to discuss what benefits a tankless water heater can provide, and whether a tankless water heater would be a good option considering your home and your budget. A tankless water heater can benefit you by minimizing the time spent waiting for more hot water while also minimizing the potential damage that a standard water heater can cause.