Traditional water heaters work by consistently heating a tank full of water. While these tanks are generally large enough to provide enough water for the size of your home, their reserves can run out, causing cold water shock. If you’re in the shower, this is never a pleasant experience.
In contrast, tankless water heaters don’t heat up a tank full of water, but instead the pipes that the water runs through. By the time the water reaches you, it’s the right temperature, giving you hot water on demand. These heaters have three primary types:
Unlike a traditional water heater, there’s no risk of the tank running empty and needing time to heat back up with a tankless unit.
Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
Besides the promise of never running out of hot water, tankless water heaters have several additional benefits:
- Low operation costs
- Increased property value
- Less risk of water damage
- Longer lifespan
- Smaller storage space
However, tankless water heaters have a higher installation cost, which can make them a difficult investment for some. Additionally, homes that use a lot of hot water from different sources during peak hours run the risk of straining the system. The long-term costs often outweigh the initial price, though, both in terms of operation and lifespan.
Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?
Whether you’re uncertain if a tankless water heater is the right solution for your home or if you already own one and need replacement or repair, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is here to help. We offer consultations for Seattle homes that can help you better understand if a tankless water heater is suitable for your budget, home, and lifestyle.
We can also help with any necessary maintenance, repairs, or replacements your tankless water heater may need. Our licensed and experienced professionals are always available to provide quality service with upfront, flat rate pricing – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Want to schedule an appointment or request a job estimate? Then reach out to Mr. Rooter Plumbing today!