Can I Replace My Hot Water Tank With A Tankless System?
You can expect your tankless system to run for 20+ years. This is a great lifespan, considering tank systems generally are rated for 10 years. The manufacturer warranty is also longer for tankless systems versus tank systems. Tankless units also are made with easily replaceable parts, which can extend the lifespan of your unit by many years. Over all, a tankless water heating system is a smart choice to save both money and energy.
How long do they last?
Tankless water heaters are powered by gas, propane, or electricity. Cost varies with heater models. It is important to have a professional assist you with selecting the most energy efficient as well as productive unit for your home, as every home/business has unique demands.
How are they powered?
A tankless water heater is an on-demand water heating system that immediately heats water when you turn on a hot water spout in your home/business. They are much smaller than a traditional tank style water heater. Tankless water heaters are much more energy efficient than tank heaters. This is due to the fact that tankless systems heat the water as you use it. A tank heater uses energy all the time, to maintain a large tank of heated water. When you use a larger amount of hot water, the tank runs out, and you end up with cold water. That makes for a very unpleasant shower! With a tankless system, water is heated as it is being used, giving you a larger volume of heated water. As in any appliance, choosing the right one for your home is important. You should choose a tankless system according to your family size and usage. For example, a family of five will consume much more hot water (showers,laundry,dishes etc.) than a household of two people. Consult with our knowledgeable contractors to find out what tank is best for you.
Tankless Water Heaters
Absolutely! The installation of these units is similar to your existing tank installation. You may need additional or replacement wiring/pipe/fittings, depending on you existing set up. A tankless water heater is generally mounted on a wall, whereas a tank heater sits on the floor.