If there’s one thing that all Michiganders can agree on, it’s that cold showers suck. This is especially true as we’re stuck in the middle of winter. What if I told you that the reason you keep getting surprised by a blast of ice-cold water is that ancient fossil of a water heater tank collecting cobwebs in your basement? I have some good news for you. By the end of this article, you’ll be calling to make the switch to a tankless water heater.
Read on to find out why!
Endless. Hot. Water.
The first and most coveted benefit of switching to a tankless water heater is endless hot water. Conventional water heaters have a limited amount of hot water before the tank is depleted. Once the tank is empty, that’s it. You have to wait for the tank to refill and reheat itself before hopping back in the shower.
On the other hand, tankless water heaters never run out of hot water. Rather than storing water in a giant tank where it constantly has to be reheated, tankless water heaters simply heat the water as it’s needed.
Higher Energy Efficiency – Lower Energy Bill
Did you know that water heating is the second largest expense for homeowners? Conventional water heaters, with their big tanks and constant reheating, are extremely inefficient. Think about how much energy it must take to keep that tank of water hot and filled all day long. It’s no wonder that more and more people are going tankless.
Tankless water heaters emphasize efficiency by ditching the giant tank. Only heating the water as needed saves you money every single time you turn on the tap.
Save Space in Your Home
One of the more obvious (but easy to forget about) benefits of switching to a tankless water heater is the amount of space you’ll save. Water heater tanks take up a ton of space in your home, and they’re loud too. For decades, we’ve just accepted this as something we have to tolerate when owning a home. Well, no more.
Tankless water heaters give you back the space that was stolen from you by your ancient water heater. Not only that, but tankless water heaters aren’t nearly as ugly as the tanks are. Their sleek, compact designs make them pretty easy to miss, so you can install it pretty much anywhere.
Very Low Maintenance
Have you ever seen the inside of a water heater tank after a year or more without being serviced? It isn’t pretty. The sediments in hard water build up in the tank and, over time, can cause serious problems. Skipping your yearly water heater maintenance puts you at risk of damaging your tank, causing leaks, flooding, and extensive water damage.
Switching to a tankless water heater protects you from those catastrophes by eliminating the tank altogether. You’ll still need to have your water heater serviced on a yearly or bi-yearly basis, but it’s much easier and way less complex.
The final nail in the coffin (so to speak) of the conventional water heaters vs. tankless water heaters argument comes down to lifespan. A conventional water heater has a lifespan of about 8-12 years, 10-15 if you keep up with all the regular maintenance. That may seem like a long time, until you stop and think about how old your current water heater is right now. Nearly 27 million American households have a water heater that’s over 10 years old.
Tankless water heaters on the other hand, have an average lifespan of over 20 years. These sleek, efficient machines last a long time, meaning you’ll spend much less money on water heater maintenance and replacements throughout your lifetime.
Invest in a Warm Future — Switch to a Tankless Water Heater
Are you ready to upgrade your water heater? Switching to a tankless water heater is the future-proof upgrade your home has been waiting for. Not only will you reduce your energy bills and never run out of hot water again, but you’re setting yourself up for 20+ years of efficient hot water. Call the pros at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to switch to a tankless water heater today.