Hot water is a luxury that modern homeowners can take for granted. The ability to access hot water through the faucets in your home is dependent on a functional water heater. Most homeowners are familiar with water heaters that feature large storage tanks, but there is a new type of water heater making headway in residential homes.
A tankless water heater can offer you significant savings when it comes to your monthly utility bill, but there are some surprising benefits you can enjoy when making the switch to a tankless water heater in your home.
1. Reduce the Number of Plumbing Pipes
Tankless water heaters only spring into action when a hot water faucet is open within your home. This means that there is no need to run separate hot and cold water pipes to the plumbing fixtures throughout your home.
Cutting the number of pipes virtually in half allows a tankless water heater to reduce the potential for leaks, reduce costly plumbing maintenance, and free up space between your walls for high-tech wiring.
2. Free Up Additional Storage Space
Storage space is often limited in modern homes. A traditional water heater can take up a significant amount of room with its storage tank. This is especially true if you have a large home or family since the tanks associated with these water heaters tend to run larger than average.
A tankless water heater doesn't need space to store heated water. Since the water is heated on demand only, the space that would normally be occupied by a water storage tank is freed up for additional storage with a tankless model.
Eliminating the need for a storage tank can also make it easier to change the layout of your home by remodeling your living space.
3. Reduce the Chance of Flooding
Water is one of the most destructive forces in nature. Exposure to excessive amounts of water can cause your home to sustain serious structural damage.
A traditional water heater poses a flood risk because of the water housed within the storage tank. This water could leak out at any time, damaging flooring, drywall, and any electrical elements located near the tank.
Tankless water heaters can help protect your home against serious water damage and eliminate the costly repairs associated with a major flood event.
Consider the addition of a tankless water heater to improve the form and function of your home.Share
4 October 2019
When I was in college, I lived in an old house just south of the university campus with five other girls. When we came back from Christmas break, the heater was broken. The beginning of January was the coldest time of the year, and because it was the weekend, the heating company couldn't come fix it for a few days. My roommates and I pulled our mattresses into the front room and slept all together to keep warm. Two weeks later, our heater broke again! That time we ended up getting a completely new furnace. Needless to say, we got to be good friends with the heating contractor that month, and it was a good experience that led to the creation of this blog.