tankless water heater

Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth It?

Having hot water available is so common nowadays that most people take it for granted. But when your hot water runs out, suddenly it’s a very big deal. If you have a standard water heater and you’re always running out of hot water, then it’s not getting the job done. A tankless water heater can give you on-demand hot water, without ever running out.

While tankless water heaters have been around since the 1990s, today’s technology has made them more efficient and more affordable. There are a lot of different types of tankless water heaters on the market, but they all share the same benefits. A few of those benefits include:

  • Energy Efficiency – Tankless water heaters are more energy efficient and save water. A traditional hot water heater needs a constant supply of heat to keep your water hot. This takes a lot of energy and costs you money. A tankless water heater, on the other hand, only heats up the water when you need it, using about 50% less energy. The average homeowner can expect to save around $100 annually by using a tankless water heater. Further, they run on propane or natural gas, which is much more cost-effective than an electric unit. Using a tankless heater will also help save water because you don’t need to run the faucet or shower while waiting for the water to heat up. This can save you even more money on your water bill.
  • Space-saving – Tankless water heaters take up less space, have a longer life, and come with better warranties. A tankless heater takes up less space than a traditional one. They can be installed in areas where a tank heater will not fit, making them perfect for smaller homes. Also, tankless water heaters last longer, with an average lifespan of about twenty years or more, compared to a standard water heater which will only last around ten years. If that’s not enough of a reason to go tankless, consider that tankless water heaters usually come with much longer warranties, some exceeding ten years. The average warranty for a traditional water heater is around six years.
  • Cleaner Water – Tankless water heaters supply cleaner water. When your water sits in a tank it can collect sediment and rust buildup from inside the tank. This is the same water you’re using to cook, clean, and shower with. A tankless water heater avoids this problem because there is no tank for water to sit. The water only goes through the heater when needed, keeping it clean from sediment and other debris.

If you’re in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Maine and are considering a tankless water heater for your home, then Just Call Heritage today for a free consultation and estimate.