Every winter we like to talk to our customers about tankless water heaters. Are you wondering, “Do I need a tankless water heater?” Here is some information about them from your Phoenix plumber and a check list to help you determine if your home would benefit from having one.
Tankless water heaters are much more than a passing trend. Having become popular with homeowners in the Phoenix area by the late 1990’s, they work great and provide many benefits when they are properly installed and are maintained every year. Did you know that tankless water heaters last up to three times longer than a standard tank style water heater?
Tankless water heaters are available for gas, electric or propane energy use. Tankless won’t always offer faster hot water at the faucet because the water still has to travel the distance in the pipe to the faucet. But the right recirculation pump can help it travel faster. Water does actually heat up quickly at the heater and eliminates the need to store water in a traditional tank.
There are several benefits to owning a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters only heat up water when a hot water tap is opened up. They also save on space. Traditional tank-style water heaters waste energy because they heat the water around the clock, even if you don’t need it.
So do YOU need a tankless water heater?
Do you have a large family or frequent overnight guests and run the risk of running out of hot water?
Do you use very little hot water in your home?
Are you often gone from home for days or weeks at a time?
If any of the above is true for you, you would benefit from a tankless water heater.
There is one more important fact to know. Because tankless water heaters heat water up so fast and have so many components inside, it is imperative to have a good water softener installed so the hard water doesn’t ruin the tankless water heater.
Not sure if a tankless water heater is right for you? Your Phoenix plumber would be happy to take a look at your current water heater and talk to you about your options, all over the valley. Contact us at Ben Franklin Plumbing AZ to learn more. (602) 273-1740.