Do you like saving money and never having to wait for hot water in your house? Then a tankless water heater might be right for you. However, at Indy Renovation, we know that the decision to upgrade such a large appliance is more complicated than that. So today, we’re discussing tankless water heaters and whether or not the investment is right for you and your family.
What Is a Tankless Water Heater?
Much like its name suggests, a tankless water heater is a water heater without a tank. This is different from a traditional water heater with a storage tank that keeps 60 to 100 gallons of hot water on standby at all times. With a tankless unit, a powerful gas-fired burner or electric unit kicks on when you turn on the hot water in your home. It heats the water directly as it flows toward the faucet, giving you instant access to hot water whenever you need it. Not only does this mean you won’t run out of hot water, it also means energy won’t be wasted heating water in a traditional water heater when you aren’t using it.
What Are the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater?
Tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular among homeowners and it’s not hard to see why. Here are just a few of our favorite benefits:
- Lower energy bills
- Endless hot water
- Longer life span
- Smaller installation footprint
- Reduced risk of flooding
Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?
Now that you understand the system and its benefits, how do you decide if it’s right for you? A tankless water heater may be right for you if your family doesn’t use much hot water in a day. The less water you use, the more money you can expect to save by going tankless. Additionally, tankless might be right for you if you use low-flow plumbing fixtures, as traditional water heaters may deliver a higher flow rate than a tankless. Finally, a tankless water heater might be right for you if you plan to stay in your home for several years and don’t mind the upfront investment costs.
When it comes time to replace your water heater, choosing between a standard or tankless type should be the first decision. The expert plumbers at Indy Renovation can help you select the one best suited to your home, and complete the installation. From beginning to end, we have you covered. Contact us today at (317) 375-4464 to receive a free estimate on water heater replacement in Indianapolis.