When the time comes for you to switch out your aging or malfunctioning storage tank water heater, we highly recommend upgrading by investing in a Pocatello, ID tankless water heater installation. Tankless water heater systems offer a number of benefits to your household, such as an unlimited supply of hot water, a longer lifespan than the traditional tank models, and decreased energy bills.
With any new technology, however, also comes skepticism and too often misconceptions are born. We want you to enjoy the best in water heating at a price that works with your budget, so we’re happy to share the benefits of upgrading to a tankless system, and dispel some of these myths.
Tankless Systems Provide a Steady Supply of Heated Water
The way a tankless system works is by using electrical elements to heat water on demand. Because of this, some people mistakenly believe that because there isn’t a storage tank full of already heated water, that cold water will be introduced to the system during operation.
But this is not true—water passing through the tankless unit when it’s running moves across the heating elements and has its temperature raised.
There’s No Risk of Scalding Water
With any water heater, there are going to be concerns about how well temperature is actually regulated. The truth is, a storage tank system actually presents more of a risk of being scalded by water. This is due to something called thermal stacking—a problem that does not impact tankless water heater systems.
Tankless Water Heaters Are More Affordable to Run
Many homeowners mistakenly believe that tankless water heaters actually cost more to operate than standard storage tank water heaters, but actually, the opposite is true. Tankless water heaters are extremely energy efficient and although the installation of such a system is a bit more complex, on a month-to-month basis a tankless water heater is more affordable to operate.
You’ll Never “Run Out” of Hot Water
With a tankless system, when a tap comes on requesting hot water, the water heater immediately heats up water for use. Unlike a storage tank water heater, there’s no water supply to be depleted. As long as there is a demand for hot water, the hot water will be there, providing you with reliable comfort.
Tankless water heaters allow their owners to save space in their home. A traditional tank model, on the other hand, takes up either a full closet or can take valuable space away from your garage.
Is It Time for You to Upgrade?
Of course, if you have a storage tank water heater right now and it still has a lot of years left in it, you may want to wait on upgrading. But either way, an upgrade to a tankless system will benefit your budget in the long run. If your water heater is 15-20 years old, it is very likely nearing the end of its useful life.
Advanced Home Services is the standard when it comes to providing great service. Contact us today to learn more about how tankless water heater systems work and to determine if one is right for your home.