Fact: a water heater is a source for all your hot water needs. Want a long hot shower? Your water heater saves the day! Need to soak some dishes? Turn on the tap and hot water appears! Although it plays a big part in your home’s day-to-day, how often do many of us truly think about our trusty water heater? In fact, when’s the last time you actually thought about giving it a nice upgrade?
For homeowners in San Diego, a tankless water heater can be a great way to save energy, money, and water waste. If it’s time to consider your water heater options, here are three reasons you’ll want to think tankless:
1. You’ll Gain Extra Space
The beauty of choosing a tankless unit is getting rid of that large, space-wasting tank. A tankless unit can be placed on the wall and will help free up floor space, giving you more space for other household items, like the pictures below. With the choice to upgrade, these homeowners were able to unstack their washer and dryer, making them easier to access and more aesthetically pleasing.
2. Will Save You Energy
The major difference between a traditional water heater and tankless is how they will heat your water. A standard water heater stores hot water in its tank 24/7 waiting until you’re ready to use it. Once water is needed, the tank supplies it to your faucets or washer. Now, a tankless unit heats the water when needed and does not store the water. This, in turn, tends to lessen water and energy waste.
3. Longer Lifespan
Since a tankless system isn’t constantly storing a tank full of water, it is less likely to be exposed to corrosion. And then there is also the absence of sediment build up at the bottom, which is commonly found in a standard tank unit, especially with the hard water minerals in our San Diego water. These factors can help ensure that your system lives a long and healthy life; often double that of a standard tank model.