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Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Posted By: Ninfa Moseley..

The tankless water heater is a fairly new invention that has begun to explode in popularity. Here are a few benefits that tankless Water Heaters in Plano offer you.

Energy Efficient

With a conventional water heater you lose about 20 to 40 percent of the heat produced due to the radiant heat loss of the tank. A tankless system does not hold the hot water; it produces the water as needed. Since there is no tank, the waste produced by radiant heat loss is basically eliminated. This in turn will produce savings on your energy bill due to the fact that the water heater does not have to work so hard to keep the water hot.

Limited Hot Water

The major problem with most conventional units is that the tanks have only a limited amount of hot water to use. If you use the hot water for back to back showers, the conventional unit will run out of water generally after the first shower. The tankless unit has an unlimited supply of hot water because it produces the water as needed. This continuous hot water is a benefit for anyone who has had to wait for the conventional unit to refill before they can take a hot shower.

Overheating

Many conventional units are set at temperatures as high as 130 degrees. Because the units are set so high, a lot of energy is wasted maintaining that temperature. The higher temperature also produces a much higher risk for children to be scalded by the hot water. Tankless water heaters allow you to set the temperature much lower than the conventional units will because the tankless unit will not have to keep the water hot in a holding tank.

Longer Life

A conventional hot water heater has a lifespan of about eight years. At the end of that life, disposing of your water heater can be hard to recycle due to the space they take up in landfills. Tankless water heaters have a lifespan of about twenty years and will be very easy to recycle due to their small size.

Tankless systems have many benefits as you can see. The cost it will take to convert your conventional to tankless will be almost paid for by the money you will save on energy costs.

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