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4 Benefits of Tank-less Water Heaters

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Do you stand in the cold shower every morning, waiting for what seems like hours for the warm cascade of water to finally hit you? Is the unfortunate person in your family to make it in the bathroom last in the morning lucky to get a few bursts of hot water before it disappears? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, then a tank-less water heater may be just what you’re looking for.

Also called “on-demand” or “instantaneous” units, tank-less water heaters use a heating element, either gas or electric, to heat water as it flows through the heat exchanger, eliminating the need for a storage tank. The result is hot water when you want it, without the worry of running out when you need it the most.

Although the initial cost may be higher, tank-less water heaters offer many benefits that traditional tank water heaters do not. Continue reading to help you determine if the investment of a tank-less water heater is worth it for your family.

Conserve energy and money
There are a couple of ways instantaneous water heaters help preserve energy, which can cause you to see up to a 20% savings on your energy bill and keep more money in your wallet.

For one, since water isn’t sitting around in a tank losing heat, standby heat loss is virtually eliminated. Energy is also conserved because instantaneous units only use power to heat the amount of water needed at any given moment.

Electric versions of tank-less water heaters also don’t release greenhouse gases, making them an environmentally-friendly choice if your family is striving to leave less of a carbon footprint.

Control water quality and temperature
Tank-less water heaters also help you provide your family with cleaner water, as well as safeguard against scalds. With tank-less water heaters, your water doesn’t sit in a container that may contain rust and other contaminants, resulting in fewer impurities in the water you drink and use to cook. Water temperature is also more easily controlled with hot water heaters, making burns from scorching water less likely to happen.

Integrate easily with home decor
Without the bulky tank taking up space, tank-less water heaters are more compact and will blend in more effortlessly with your home’s décor. Many models simply mount on the wall, allowing you to free up floor space, and even fit in small places where they won’t be noticed, such as in a cabinet or closet.

Enjoy peace of mind
With tank-less water heaters, you can relax knowing you won’t have to deal with the hassle of replacements and repairs as often. Not only do on-demand heaters last about 5-10 years longer than their tank-containing counterparts, but since they also do not store water, the risk of water damage from a tank rupture is no longer a possibility. Say goodbye to dealing with flooded basements and other expensive emergencies.

These are just some of the reasons more and more people are turning towards these handy appliances to ensure their family receives a dependable and sufficient supply of water. Call Action Mechanical today and talk to one of our friendly professionals about installing a tank-less water heater today!

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