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Should You Replace Your Traditional Water Heater with a Tankless Model?

Have you owned the same water heater for a decade or longer? If so, you probably have the popular, standard, tank model. This type of water heater is comprised of a large cylindrical tank, which keeps a constant supply of water stored at a consistent temperature. This hot water is ready for use whenever you turn on a tap in your home. Water heaters of this kind are effective and can sometimes be the best option for your home. However they are certainly not the only option.

Tank water heaters are designed to last potentially 15–20 years if they are well maintained and cared for. However, once it has reached a certain age, it will begin to breakdown until eventually it is at the end of its useful life. If you are looking to replace your tank water heater, you may want to consider a tankless model, for the following reasons.

Endless Supply of Hot Water

One of the biggest advantages of a tankless water heater is that you will never run out of hot water. This is due to the system’s ability to heat up water as it is needed: whenever a tap comes up. If you need more hot water, the tankless water heater simply heats up more.

Decreased Energy Costs

When you use a traditional water heater, it must keep the water in the tank at a constant temperature, even when there is no demand for hot water. As a result, the system is always using electricity. With a tankless system however, energy is only expended once there’s a demand for hot water, resulting in lower energy usage and thus lower utility bills.

Increased Lifespan

Since a tankless water heater does not have to use as much energy or work as hard to provide hot water, it incurs less wear and tear over the years. As a result, as long as your system is well cared for, it will likely experience a much longer lifespan than a traditional tank water heater.

Space Saving

If you are looking to make more room in your home, then a tankless water heater can be the way to go. While a standard water heater takes up a full closet or even significant space in your garage, a tankless model is mounted to a wall, which can even be outdoors if you prefer.

For professional tankless water heater installation in Puyallup, WA, contact Sound Heating today. 

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