If you have been in the market for a new water heater, you are sure to have come across many fans of tankless units. Of course, the big claim to fame for these less conventional water heating appliances is that they are more energy-efficient. And that gets many consumers excited. But that is just the beginning of what a tankless water heater has to offer.
More Precise Temperature Control
Traditional water heaters lack the same temperature control you get with a tankless water heater. These units heat water on-demand as it flows through the water lines to your faucet or showerhead. So there is minimal variation in the water temperature. However, traditional water heaters often suffer from thermal stacking. During this process, the water heater overheats the water at the top of the tank due to short bursts of hot water usage. So you wash a few dishes and then wash your hands, but when you go to shower, that water on the top of the tank is very hot and can cause a severe burn. Households with elderly or young family members with sensitive skin will appreciate the added temperature control of a tankless water heater.
Endless Hot Water
No one enjoys a cold shower. But with a tankless water heater, that is never an issue. As long as the water is flowing, this unit will continue to create hot water. So everyone from the first to the last person showering will enjoy the same relaxing hot water. That is not going to happen with a traditional water heater. And because the water heater is near the tap, you will have hot water instantly compared to the minutes you used to wait for hot water in the shower.
Save Cash And The Planet
A tankless water heater never wastes energy maintaining a tank of hot water. So you will find that your water heating energy consumption is cut in half or more with a tankless water heater. That decreases your carbon footprint and your utility bill to help your budget and the planet. It is a win for you and future generations.
The average tankless water heater is about the size of a typical carry-on piece of luggage, so they are easy to install in a utility closet, under the sink, or even on a shelf. So you can recover a massive amount of space for added storage. But the best part is that you can install one of these innovative water heaters in a new addition to your home and forget about piping hot water from your old water heater. With the addition of she shacks, man caves, and tiny home offices, tankless water heaters are the perfect way to access hot water without creating a construction nightmare.
To learn more about a tankless water heater for your Boise home, call (208) 571-4089 to request an appointment with a licensed plumber from Viking Plumbing. We offer free estimates and a full warranty on all of our work.