Is it time to replace your traditional water heater, or are you considering your options before the need arises? A tankless water heater is a good option for your Homer City, PA, home. Here are five reasons to go tankless with your next water heater installation:
Continuous Water Supply
With a traditional water heater, your entire water supply sits within the tank. This means your household runs the risk of running out of water. With a tankless water heater, you have an endless supply of hot water as long as it operates within its capacity.
High Energy Efficiency
Since a traditional water heater holds and continually reheats the water until you use it, this increases your utility bills. Since a tankless unit only heats water on demand, they use a lot less energy. The U.S. Department of Energy says that tankless water heaters can be up to 34% more efficient than traditional units.
On average, a traditional water heater lasts eight to 12 years. Time tends to pass by faster than you realize, and before you know it, it’s time to replace the appliance again. A tankless water heater lasts for an average of 20 years, giving you lots more time before you’ll need a replacement.
Require Less Maintenance
Preventive maintenance is important to avoid costly repairs, and in some regions, traditional water heaters need servicing twice a year. On the other hand, a tankless water heater needs very little maintenance and can function for up to four years without maintenance, depending on the quality of the water supply.
Traditional water heaters hold up to 60 gallons of water. Since they need to hold a lot of water, they take up a lot of space and are usually 24 inches wide and 60 inches tall. Tankless water heaters don’t take up that much space, as they’re only 20 inches wide and 28 inches tall.
You don’t have to suffer cold showers or high utility costs, so it only makes sense to switch to a tankless water heater that will fit your needs. Contact Miller Plumbing & Heating today. Our experienced comfort advisors can take care of your water heater needs.
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