On-demand hot water systems have longer lifespans, among other benefits.
As a homeowner, there are certain things that you want to work well without your having to think about them. One of those things is undoubtedly hot water. Hot water is a massive contributor to your quality of life and your energy budget.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), water heating accounts for roughly 20 percent of the average home’s energy use. And if your water heater suddenly fails, your family will be left without the ability to bathe or effectively wash dishes and laundry. That’s a situation no one wants to be in.
At Roach Energy, we’ve seen many families in the Eastern Panhandle make the switch to tankless water heaters. These super-efficient appliances produce endless hot water and have an unbelievable service life!
Lifespan of a tankless water heater
If you take care of your tankless water heater, it will operate effectively for 20 years or more! This is considerably longer than the average lifespan of a traditional storage-tank water heater, typically in the 10-to–15-year range.
Why do tankless water heaters last longer? In large part, it’s because they have no storage tank. Traditional water heaters often fail because of internal corrosion caused by particles in the water they hold. Tankless systems have less exposure to these particles.
Other significant benefits of tankless water heaters
Many factors are drawing home after home to tankless water heaters, even if they typically have higher upfront costs. Consider these facts:
Since these products heat water on demand and can adjust their flame to meet the requirements of your open hot water taps, you can expect virtually limitless hot water — even when running the shower and dishwasher at the same time!
Tankless water heaters prevent standby losses (heating and reheating unused water in your storage tank). The DOE has determined that households using tankless water heaters are up to 34 percent more energy efficient than those with storage-tank appliances.
When a storage-tank water heater breaks down, it can leak a whole tank of water, causing massive damage. If there’s an issue with a tankless product, the leakage is minor or nonexistent.
Tankless water heaters are generally the size of a small suitcase and can be mounted on the wall, saving you 12 square feet of floor space.
Contact Roach Energy for a fantastic deal on a top-of-the-line tankless water heater!
If your current storage tank water heater isn’t giving you consistent hot water — or if you’re noticing strange noises or brown, rusty water — it could be time to upgrade to a tankless model. But the worst time to start looking for a new water heater is after your current unit fails. You’ll have limited options because you’ll be rushing to secure a water heater replacement and get the hot water flowing ASAP.
Come to us now, and we can show you the fantastic on-demand products we offer from industry leaders Rinnai and AO Smith. These tankless water heaters are not only top-rated; they also often come with manufacturer rebates!