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Blogs from December, 2020

A tankless water heater against a blue wall

Tankless water heaters are one of the most significant advancements in home plumbing that we have seen for quite some time. While the technology itself isn’t brand new and has been around for several years, it has only been fairly recently that the cost has come down enough to the point where tankless water heaters are now feasible and affordable upgrades for many people.

However, with that being said, a tankless water heater still does carry a hefty price tag, and many people may find themselves wondering what justifies this extra cost over simply replacing your tank with yet another tank water heating system. This blog has the answer to that: here are five reasons why you should ditch the tank for good and switch to a tankless water heater.

Tankless Water Heaters Last Longer

The first major benefit to a tankless water heater is that they last a lot longer than your typical tank-style heater. If we were to ask how long you think the average water heater lasts, what would you say? 10 years? 15? Believe it or not, the average tank-style heater in Southern California has an expected lifespan of just eight years. That’s not a long time when you think about it. That means once or even twice per decade, you’ll be spending a good chunk of money to replace one of your home’s most important appliances.

With a tankless water heater, your system can easily reach a lifespan of 25 to 30 years, and maybe even longer as well. And there’s another perk too: tankless water heaters are almost entirely repairable, and virtually every part can be replaced if something goes wrong with it. That means you can both upgrade these systems to improve efficiency and keep them working after they break down. That means you may legitimately never have to buy a new water heater again.

Tankless Water Heaters Use Less Energy

Tankless water heaters are big energy savers. A tank-style heater has to constantly refill and reheat water in order to keep it at your ideal temperature for when you need it. When the water isn’t being used, however, the water still loses heat. Therefore, your heater has to periodically turn on and use energy to re-heat the water it already heated before. This is tremendously inefficient, but it’s the way things have to be done. With a tankless water heater, you’ll heat the water you need on-demand, meaning they don’t burn any energy when you aren’t using hot water. That saves you a lot of money on your energy bills every month.

Tankless Water Heaters Are Less Prone to Problems

Tankless water heaters are a new, revolutionary design that simply isn’t prone to a number of the issues that tank-style heaters can’t avoid. For example, the biggest problem that tanks have is that their internal tank will eventually corrode and fall apart due to the constant exposure to water. This means your water heater could eventually spring a leak, and potentially damage your home when it does. Likewise, these tank systems are also prone to issues with too much pressure building up in the tank, and in extremely rare cases this pressure has even caused tanks to explode. Tankless systems have to deal with none of that, making them significantly safer to own and operate.

Tankless Water Heaters Never Run Out of Hot Water

Tankless water heaters create an infinite, unending supply of hot water. Because these systems are also known as “demand” heaters, they just continually produce hot water while you run the tap anywhere in your home. So long as your water and energy supplies remain active, these systems will continue to produce the hot water you need safely and reliably without any end or limit. No more waiting for the tank to refill, and no more being frustrated with a cold shower when you’re the last one of the morning who gets to bathe.

Tankless Water Heaters Save You Money

Finally, there’s the big kicker: why should you make such a large investment in your home? Aside from all of the safety and quality of life benefits, tankless water heaters are also beneficial to your pocketbook. Between their reduced service costs, their longevity, and their energy savings, tankless water heaters are both a short-term and long-term money saver. In fact, many estimates say that these systems actually pay for themselves over roughly the lifespan of an average tank-style heater—that’s music to the ears of any homeowner!

Schedule your tankless water heater installation consultation by calling Moe Plumbing at (818) 396-8002 today!