Why You Should Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater

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If your water heater is getting up there in age and you've spent a fortune on plumbing repairs to fix it, it's time to invest in a new one. You should look into a tankless water heater for your home. If you aren't sure about this type of investment or think you have to replace a traditional tank water heater with the same type, then read below for reasons why you should upgrade to a tankless water heater.

Saves Space

Tankless water heaters are hung on a wall, so you will not have that big bulky tank in your closet, bathroom, or basement any longer. A traditional tank water heater can take up a lot of space and look unsightly in your home, especially if it's in an open area of a room such as the basement or a bathroom. You can use this space for something else instead or just leave the space open. 

No Water Storage

You may not think of this as being a reason to upgrade to a tankless water heater, but if your traditional tank water heater leaks, think about how many gallons of water will spill out onto your floor. A tankless water heater doesn't store water, so you won't end up with gallons of stored water being leaked out onto your floor. The water inside the tank is also really hot water, so imagine the gallons of really hot water spilling out onto the floor. You could end up with injuries in addition to water damage.

Adds Home Value

A new water heater can be appealing to a potential buyer, and it could add value to your home. A tankless water heater may add even more value as it is more energy efficient. This is because there is no need to constantly heat up water in a tank. A tankless water heater gives you hot water on demand, so you're saving money on your energy bill and your water bill as well. This type of energy efficiency may also earn you a rebate with your local energy company and possibly on your taxes as well.

Long-Lasting Appliance

A traditional tank appliance can last about thirteen years, but a tankless water heater may last up to twenty years. That could give you seven more years with this appliance, which over time could equate to cost-savings for you in the long run. 

If your water heater is on its last leg, consider investing in a tankless water heater instead of a traditional water heater. Hire a professional HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) company to install the plumbing and the new system for you.

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