How To Tell It's Time To Upgrade To A Tankless Water Heater

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How To Tell It's Time To Upgrade To A Tankless Water Heater

15 May 2018
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Have you been living with a traditional hot water tank for years? If so, you may be wondering if it is time to switch to a tankless hot water heater. This type of tank provides many benefits over traditional models, making it a worthwhile upgrade. Here are some reasons that tankless water heaters can make it worth it to change to this model.

You Frequently Run Out Of Hot Water

Do you have a problem in the morning where the stream of morning showers leaves the last person without any hot water? This means that your traditional tank cannot keep up with the demand that you are putting on it.

A traditional tank needs time to heat the new water after all of the hot water has been depleted. If you have a 50 gallon, gas powered tank, it will take a little under an hour to heat up an additional 50 gallons of water once it is all gone. An electric tank tanks longer, clocking in at about 1 hour and 20 minutes. This may not work for your morning schedule.

A tankless hot water heater is going to heat the water on demand, so you will never run out of hot water during those busy weekday mornings as everyone gets ready for work and school.

You Don't Have Multiple Bathrooms

One of the limitations of a tankless hot water heater is how much hot water it can produce at once. This is why it is worth considering how many bathrooms are in your home and how many people shower at the same time.

One shower will keep up with demand just fine, while two can work depending on the type of tankless water heater that you purchased. A third shower will definitely be pushing the tankless heater to limits of what the appliance is capable of, and you may find that it won't work well with the needs of your family.

Be aware that all tankless hot water heaters are not built equally, and some have a greater hot water output than others. See if you can purchase one that uses more energy to produce more hot water, if this is a concern to you.

These are just a few reasons to make that upgrade to a tankless hot water heater. For more information about purchasing and installing one in your home, speak to a plumber in your area.