A water heater is one of the main appliances in your home, but of course one you rarely think about. Most of your major appliances probably go unnoticed until you have a problem with them. You forget how much you rely on those appliances until it's too late and you have to go without. If you have to go without a hot water heater, hopefully it isn't for too long, as cold showers are not something you want to do too frequently. If you are having a problem with your hot water heater, and it's time to invest in a new one, you should consider a tankless hot water heater. Read on for a few reasons why this is a good idea.
1. Space Saving
You never think you need more space in your home until you're 10 years in and have more stuff than you could have ever imagined with nowhere to put anything. If you have an opportunity to save space in your home, do it. This is why a tankless water heater comes in handy — it hangs on the wall and takes up hardly any space at all. Think of where your water heater is now and how much space it takes up. Imaging having that extra space for something else, or just to be able to move around a bit more in that location. Whether the water heater is in the bathroom, basement, or in a closet, think of what you can do with that extra space.
2. Energy Saving
A tankless water heater will use less energy, which results in a cost savings for you each month. It takes a lot of energy to continuously heat water in a tank that holds several gallons of water, but with a tankless water heater, the water is only heated as needed, not the other way around. This could add up to a lot of extra savings each month, and it could also mean a rebate or extra savings with your energy company just for putting this new energy-saving appliance in your home.
3. Cost Saving
A tankless water heater does cost more than a traditional water heater, but the extra savings in energy bills each month is going to add up over time, evening it all out. It is also a longer-lasting appliance compared to its traditional counterpart, which can be an appealing thing if you are planning on selling your home in the near future (or even if you plan on living in your home forever). You aren't going to have to replace this appliance for awhile, which is also a cost saving to you.
If you are having issues with your hot water heater and are in need of a new one, consider having a professional plumber contractor install a new tankless water heater in your home instead of a traditional tank water heater.