Benefits of installing a tankless water heater


Traditional water heaters have an overhead tank and you often have to go through the process of running out some cold water each time before getting the actual hot water. You may also have experienced a sudden flow of cold water in the middle of your bath when you have used up the hot water stored in a traditional water heater and you will have to wait for sometime by closing the faucet to get hot water flowing again. All these can be avoided by installing a tankless water heater. Tankless water heater is compact and can be installed very easily. You will start getting hot water as soon as you turn on the faucet. Since water is heated only as per required it can save you a lot of money as compared to a traditional water heater. It works as soon as the faucet is turned on triggering the device that activates when the water starts to run.

Traditional water heater with a storage tank will heat the water and reheat it even if you are not using the hot water hence consuming more energy. The on and off cycle of a traditional water heater is more than a tankless water heater and that is why a tankless water heater is considered to be a cheaper option in the long run. Since it does not have an overhead tank it is much smaller and can save a lot of space. There won’t be any leakage issues as well since there is no storage tank.

Installing the right sized water tank

The right size of water tank to be installed in a new home depends on the size of the family and their water usage. Installing a small water tank might save space and money but it will be of a lot of inconvenience for a family having greater water consumption hence it is necessary to choose a size according to the family’s daily water usage requirements. Contractors often suggest installing the 5 gallon sized water tank without even considering the average usage of a family.  If you have a family that takes frequent bath and does more laundry then a larger tank will be required or else the well will pump water frequently to fill the small tank when it empties costing you more energy thus leading to a rise in the energy bill.

There are plenty of benefits installing a larger tank as it means lesser pumping of water, lower energy bill and switches and control components will last longer. Water pumps will last longer as they are made to work lesser as compared to pumping a smaller tank. Even when you are buying a new home you need to check whether a bigger tank is installed. When installing a water pump and a water tank discuss the water usage of your family so that the plumber can help you find the right sized water heater. Though installation of a smaller tank would cost you a lesser amount it is going to cost you more in the long run.