3 Reasons to Choose Tankless Water Heaters

July 1, 2019

More and more homeowners are choosing to install tankless water heaters every year. These on-demand heaters instantly warm up the water as it passes through the appliance. The following are three benefits of these heaters that make them so popular with certain homeowners.

1. Tankless Heaters Take Up Less Space

Compared to traditional water heaters that can be almost as tall as an adult human, tankless water heaters are small. Some are no larger than a small suitcase and can be installed on a wall next to a sink, bathtub or shower stall. These are called point-of-use heaters. Larger heaters are able to service all of the hot water fixtures in the house.

2. Tankless Heaters Conserve Energy

A conventional tank must always work to keep water hot, even if the water is not being used. This is a waste of energy. The tankless heater only provides hot water when it’s needed, which makes it as much as 50% more energy efficient. It doesn’t store hot water yet is able to provide a limitless supply of it. Also, with point-of-use heaters, the water won’t cool down from running through a long fresh water line.

3. Tankless Heaters Last Longer

A conventional water heater lasts about 10 to 15 years. This is not only because it has to provide heat all the time but also because the water stored in the tank brings sediment. If the tank isn’t purged now and then, the sediment accumulates can ossify and will eventually eat into the metal of the tank or destroy its heating element. The tankless heater is not subject to this sort of stress and can last as long as 20 years.

If you’re interested in installing an energy-efficient, space-saving tankless water heater in your home, give our professionals at Comfort Masters Ltd. a call. We not only install tankless heaters but also perform furnace, boiler, and air conditioner installation and repair services. Residents throughout Oshawa rely on our team.