There are few moments worse than hopping in the shower in the morning only to discover that your normally piping hot water has become ice cold. If you are the second or third person in your house to try to take a warm shower, there might not be any hot water left. If you have an older or undersized water heater, you might not even have enough hot water to get through a single shower. Traditional water heaters, while fully functional, lack energy efficiency and can quickly run out of water. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, are energy efficient (up to 98% efficient), good for the environment, and substantially smaller than their tanked counterparts. If you are interested in learning more about tankless water heaters or having one installed in your home, contact the expert team here at Herrmann Services today.
How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work
Traditional water heaters use a storage tank that uses gas or electricity to constantly keep that tank of water warm. The biggest downside of traditional water heaters is that they will continuously keep the water in the tank warm, which is not only wasteful, but it can get pricey if you aren’t using your hot water. Tankless water heaters work by heating the water directly in your pipes with either a gas or electric burner. This method allows you to have an unlimited supply of hot water without ever recirculating unnecessary water.
Easy On Your Space
Most water heaters in the tristate are located in a basement closet, an unfinished part of your home, or tucked away somewhere. Let’s be honest, water heaters are not the most visually appealing part of your house. Tankless water heaters really help with this issue because they are smaller and neatly hang on the wall.
Tankless water heaters also have an extended lifespan. The average traditional water heater lasts for about 10 years, at which point you will either have to do some serious maintenance or fully upgrade your system. Tankless water heaters can easily last twice as long, oftentimes up to and past 20 years. The warranties for tankless water heaters are also much more substantial, oftentimes extending up to 15 years.
Tankless water heaters are not only a wise financial decision, but they will quickly improve your quality of life at your home. Say goodbye to cold showers and say hello to your energy-efficient unlimited source of hot water. If you are interested in learning more about getting a tankless water heater installed in your home, contact the elite plumbing and electrical team here at Herrmann Services today.