Could A Tankless Water Heater Be Right For You?

Are you a homeowner? If so, you have several decisions that you can make that are likely not an option for individuals who rent. One of those things is the ability to choose the types of appliances you want. Water heaters are one type of appliance that are more than just a convenience.  Sometimes people do not realize how important their water heaters are until something goes awry. Tankless water heaters are one type of water heater that you may find useful especially if it is time to replace your current water heater. The following points will help you to determine if this type of water heater is right for your home.


Tankless water heaters do not require the same amount of space than traditional water heaters require. This can be beneficial if your current water heater is stored in an area that is already in a cramped space. If your current water heater is stored an area that is not discreet, you will likely appreciate getting rid of the bulky tank and upgrading to a tankless water heater.

Energy Efficiency

Tankless water heaters can save consumers money because they "turn on" only when hot water is needed. Traditional models are always on warming the tank unless they are put into the vacation mode or turned off. Doing this frequently is not ideal though because traditional models that are set to these positions will require the tank to be turned back on to get hot water. The water in the tank will also need to be warmed again. 

Continuous Water Supply

If you have several members in your household, you may have run out of hot water before. This is something that can happen if a traditional water heater is too small. It can also happen when multiple activities requiring hot water are performed. For example, washing clothes, taking showers, and using the dishwasher simultaneously can cause this phenomenon to occur. 

Environmentally Friendly

Tankless water heaters are good for the environment because they require less energy. Many of the models on the market today have ENERGYSTAR ratings. They also have long lifespans which means that there will be less waste entering landfills. 

A plumber is a good resource to use to determine if a tankless water heater is a good option for your home. They offer you additional benefits, and they can also discuss other water heater options with you.