Tired of fighting with your family over who gets to shower first? It’s no secret, all families have arguments. But maybe it’s time to end the battle for hot water once and for all. Whether you realize it or not, you often schedule your family’s life around hot water usage and availability. Think about it…taking showers or baths, doing a load of laundry, and running the dishwasher all affect your daily schedule. But what if they didn’t have to? Instead, think tankless! Tankless water heaters are becoming increasingly more prominent in new home construction and ideal for those homeowners considering a plumbing renovation.
The lack of both strong water pressure and hot water are two very common frustrations for homeowners. Typically, an increased demand in the simultaneous use of hot water functions cannot be met by a traditional tank water heater. Instead, let cold showers be a thing of the past. A tankless water heater is a system that uses a gas- or electric- powered heat exchanger to heat water as it is needed. When you turn on the faucet, a tankless water heater senses the water flow and starts heating water as it passes through the heat exchanger. When the demand stops, the unit shuts off. This system is far more efficient and allows your family to enjoy clean, hot water for every use. These units supply endless amounts of hot water to multiple outlets at a time, without fluctuation in temperature.
Luxury living has never been more efficient… or affordable. Since tankless waters heaters use less energy than a storage tank-style heater, they also help save you money in the process. A tankless water heater is an investment that leads to lower water bills. Like any big purchase, it’s crucial to know all the facts before you sign on the dotted line. Bill Fenwick Plumbing can provide you everything you need and want to know before deciding to install a tankless heater.
Below are the top 5 reasons to consider when going tankless. These reasons are why so many homeowners love having a tankless water heater in their home:
1. Complete convenience
Tankless water heaters allow you to have hot water on demand without ever running out. Until you have to take a cold shower, you might not fully understand the benefits of a tankless heater. However, it only takes one cold shower for you to appreciate the unlimited, instant hot water supply that only a tankless water heater can provide. Tankless water heaters, also known as ‘on-demand heaters’, will supply an endless amount of hot water to multiple outlets at the same time. This means your son can shower off after his soccer game, while you start the next load of laundry and your husband loads up the dishwasher (Ok, maybe that last part is wishful thinking?) all without losing the luxury of hot water.
2. Noticeable Savings
According to Rinnai, tankless water heaters are designed to significantly cut your energy usage and bill. Don’t believe it? Check out their savings calculator to see how much a tankless heater can save you. Tankless water heaters will generally cost you more upfront, but the benefits will virtually pay for those initial expenses over time. You will easily save money in the long run thanks to lower monthly bills. Check out these other tips from our experts at Bill Fenwick Plumbing to help you save on your water bill from all around the house.
3. Energy Conservation
Tankless water heaters are the best choice for energy cost savings and environmental preservation. A traditional water heater heats and re-heats water all day long, even when you are out running errands or sleeping. Installing a tankless water heater will help you save money on your energy bill by only heating water when you need it. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, tankless water heaters can be 24% to 34% more efficient than a traditional tank-style water heater depending on a home's daily hot-water demand. If you decide to install a tankless water heater, you could deduct $300 from your taxes for energy conservation, as well.
4. Space Saver
Is your garage already jam-packed with kid’s sports gear, lawn care equipment, and holiday storage boxes? (Not to mention trying to squeeze in the car itself.) Another benefit of tankless water heaters are their compact size, giving you about 16 square feet of floor or storage space. A tankless water heater is typically the size of a carry-on suitcase and can easily be mounted on any wall. Keep in mind that the tankless units call for certain code requirements and the installation process requires professional training. Check out the difference it made in these homes:
5. Extended Life Span
Most tankless water heaters last up to twenty years compared to the ten years or less that you can expect from a traditional tank heater. If you decide to use Bill Fenwick Plumbing for the installation of your tankless water heater, you can depend on an industry leading warranty and maintenance plan. Having a regular maintenance plan for your tankless system is essential for preserving and extending its life cycle.
So, do you think it’s worth the switch? Can the hot water debacle finally be buried? Homeowners, alike, are always looking for ways to run their homes more efficiently and save where possible. Tankless water heaters are a considerable step towards doing just that. Warming up to the idea of installing a tankless system will be a beneficial step for you and your family to take.
Our licensed professionals at Bill Fenwick Plumbing are eager to answer any questions you have about tankless water heaters and the installation process. We also provide our customers with an industry leading tankless water heater maintenance program. According to Bill Fenwick, owner of Bill Fenwick Plumbing in Jacksonville, FL, keeping up with your unit’s maintenance will keep it running efficiently by preventing problems like lime scale build up and any internal damage to the system.
Bill Fenwick Plumbing is an Authorized Service Provider for the Rinnai, Noritz, Eternal, Navien and Bosch Tankless Water Heaters in Jacksonville, FL.