Homeowners rely on their water heater system daily to provide hot water for bathing, cooking, and cleaning. Most homeowners are familiar with traditional tank systems. While either system will provide you with the hot water you need, tankless systems are growing in popularity due to their increased efficiency, space-saving capabilities, and minimal maintenance.
Energy efficiency is good for the environment as well as your monthly utility bill. Homeowners strive to update appliances to the best efficiency options to save money and increase the value of their homes. Tankless water heater systems are more efficient than tank systems. This is due to the way they operate. A tank system holds a specific amount of water. This water is continuously heated to maintain a specific temperature. This means that even when hot water isn’t in use, your system is still drawing energy to maintain the temperature of the unused water.
Tankless systems are more efficient because they are directly attached to your water lines. There is no tank to fill. Instead, this system operates by providing hot water on demand. This means that your system will only draw energy when you need to use it. Unlike tank systems that could run out of hot water, you’ll never have to worry about a lack of hot water with a tankless system.
A tank water heater system can be a bit of an eyesore. It is commonly stored in a basement space, closet, or could even be right in your bathroom. This affects the amount of space in your home that you can put to better use. With a tankless system, you’ll have more room to utilize for storage and other better uses of the space.
Tank water heater systems, as well as all the moving parts of the system, should be inspected at least once a year. This is due to the risk of developing sediment. A tankless system requires much less maintenance, and can safely go a few years between inspections. A tankless system also has a longer life than a tank system, making it a worthwhile investment.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of a tankless water heater system, contact the professionals at Efficient Plumbing Services.