When to Consider Installing a Tankless Water Heater

Can you rely on having hot water at your home? Households that have water temperature problems may need a new water heater. When it’s time for water heater replacement, many people find they would rather upgrade to a tankless water heater than stick with a conventional tank heater.

Tankless heaters offer many benefits, but not everyone knows the advantages these heaters offer. If any of the following has ever happened to you, it might be time to make the switch.

Scalding Water Is an Issue

Have you or someone in your house been scalded by water that’s too hot? Tankless heaters make this less likely to happen because they don’t experience thermal stacking like traditional heaters. Thermal stacking is a phenomenon that happens when hot water is pulled rapidly from the tank in quick, frequent bursts.

Any time this happens, cold water gets flushed to the tank’s bottom and this causes the heater to activate the heating element to warm the water. When this takes place, what happens next is the water can heat too hot and cause scalding water to come from the faucet or showerhead. This doesn’t happen with tankless water heaters because they don’t use tanks and don’t have the same kind of heating element.

You’re Always Running Out of Hot Water

Unlike tank water heaters, tankless water heaters heat on demand. These heaters don’t have a tank that stores hot water that can cool and need reheating. Instead, the heater’s electrical components heat the water as soon as the hot water is activated. You’ll never run out of hot water with a tankless water heater.

You’re Tired of Paying a High Energy Bill

Is your electric bill getting out of control? Conventional water heaters can account for as much as 30% of energy usage because they’re constantly drawing energy with heating and reheating. The tankless water heater’s heat on-demand feature uses less energy and costs far less to run.

You Don’t Have Space for a Conventional Water Heater

Is your utility closet cramped because the water heater and HVAC unit are taking up too much space? When you’re low on space, installing a tankless water heater is ideal. These heaters can be hung on walls and can fit in small spaces, making them ideal for apartments, tiny homes, and other small spaces.

Would you like to learn more about tankless water heaters? The plumbers at Laguna Niguel Plumbing and Rooter Pros are happy to answer your questions and help you find the right water heating solution for your home. Call us today to learn more!



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