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The 4 Best Reasons You May Want a Tankless Water Heaters

tankless-water-heater-on-wallYou’ve had your current water heater for 15 years or longer, and it’s no longer up to the job. You know it’s time to have it replaced—and you’re giving serious thought to putting in the best in new technology in its place, a tankless water heater. 

You may feel a bit hesitant about it. New technology is always intimidating, and leaving behind the tried-and-true carries a sense of risk. The truth is that a tankless water heater isn’t necessarily the best choice in all cases for a new water heater. This is why we recommend you work with our professionals when it’s time to replace your water heater. We’re experts when it comes to water heaters in Suwanee, GA, and we’ll help guide you to the best option possible.

But tankless water heaters are worth your consideration, and here are the 4 best reasons you may want to get one:

ONE: You won’t run out of hot water

A standard storage-tank water heater has a supply of hot water kept at the ready, but the supply can be depleted if demand is high enough. This won’t occur with a tankless water heater because there is no supply to deplete: the water heater is always heating up water on demand. A tankless water heater can be overwhelmed if multiple taps are on at once and this will cause its efficiency to decline, and it’s something expert installers can prevent with proper system sizing.

TWO: Tankless water heaters use less energy

A tankless water heater only turns on to burn fuel when there is a demand for hot water in the house. By contrast, a storage-tank water heater must turn on regularly to replace the heat lost through the walls of the tank (standby heat loss). You can expect to use much less energy and pay lower bills with a tankless water heater in your house. 

THREE: Tankless water heaters have long service lives

It puts a great deal of stress on a water heater to store many gallons of water, which wears it down faster. Storage water heaters also age speedier because they use more energy. Without these factors, tankless water heaters can enjoy longer service lives, often getting an extra five years over a standard water heater. That’s more years for you to enjoy those energy-saving benefits!

FOUR: Small size

This one is straightforward. If there’s no tank, there’s no bulky central part to take up space. Tankless water heaters are often small enough that they can be mounted on the wall. You can reclaim some indoor real estate with a tankless water heater. 

One thing to keep in mind when you’re considering a tankless system is that they cost more to install, and may require making changes to your gas lines and some of the pipes. This might affect your decision to install one. Our team will help you balance the various factors involved to see if a tankless water heater installation is a great idea for your household. 

At Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing, “Your comfort Is OUR Business!” Schedule water heater service with us today. 

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