Tankless water heaters are the future of water heating, fast becoming one of the most popular water heating options installed by Austin, Texas plumbers. Tankless water heaters are much more energy efficient than traditional tank-type hot water heaters. They also offer advantages in safety over their traditional counterparts, can offer a cleaner and more reliable supply of hot water, and take up a lot less space than those hot water storage tanks.
Energy EfficiencyTankless water heaters are much more energy efficient than old-fashioned storage-tank types, yielding substantial savings in energy costs. Since water is heated instantly, no energy is wasted on keeping a tank full of hot water on standby 24 hours a day. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, tankless water heaters can be 24 to 34 percent more efficient than conventional storage tank types in a households that use around 40 gallons of hot water per day, and 27 to 50 percent more efficient in homes that have an on demand water heater installed at each hot water outlet. Convenience is another factor that contributes to the growing popularity of tankless water heaters.
ReliabilityProperly installed by one of our specialists at S & D Plumbing and sized correctly for the building in which they are installed, tankless hot water heaters can produce a more reliable and plentiful supply of hot water than a traditional hot water heater, as well as a more stable water temperature. Since water is not heated and stored in a tank, your hot water will be cleaner, since storage tanks often accumulate contaminants, like scale and rust. Tankless water heaters offer more versatility than traditional water heaters as well, their compact size making them easy for your Austin plumber to install most anywhere.
SafetySafety is another factor to consider. Traditional water heaters require quite a bit of regular maintenance to ensure that they are operating safely. For example, pressure relief valves must be checked by your Austin plumber frequently for proper function in a storage tank system, as failure of these critical safety components can be very dangerous. A faulty relief valve can allow pressure to build inside the storage tank that can, eventually, cause the tank to explode. Having a tankless water heater installed by S and D Plumbing eliminates that risk.
While having a tankless hot water heating system installed by S and D plumbing will cost a bit more than a new traditional storage tank unit, lower maintenance and energy costs will make the tankless system more economical over the long run. Additionally, tankless water heaters have a substantially longer life expectancy. Most models last more than twenty years, as opposed to the typical 10 to 15 year life expectancy of a storage tank water heater. Given the many advantages offered by going tankless, its easy to see why tankless water heaters are the future of water heating.
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