With a traditional water heater, you get hot water from a tank. This tank serves as a reserve that has hot water ready to distribute when you need it. However, these tanks can run out, and they take a substantial amount of time to refill and heat up again. If your shower has ever suddenly turned cold, then this is what’s happened with your water heater.
Tacoma tankless water heaters, on the other hand, run water through heated pipes, which quickly heat it to the right temperature. Instead of the risk of running a tank empty, a tankless model will be able to provide hot water on demand. The unit heats water through one of three primary methods:
Because of this setup, tankless water heaters require less time to get you hot water and cost significantly less to run in terms of energy costs.
Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater
If you’ve thought about switching your home to a tankless water heater, you should know the benefits of doing so:
- Less risk of water damage
- Longer lifespan
- Low operation costs
- Increased property value
- Smaller storage space
In terms of cons, tankless water heaters aren’t suited for homes that have peak hours of using water from several sources, as this can strain the system. The initial installation cost is also higher, which isn’t always affordable to the homeowner. However, the long-term savings with operation and replacement costs do balance out the installation price.
Call for Service Today!
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tacoma can help with all manner of tankless water heater installation, repair, and replacement for Tacoma residents. If you’re uncertain whether a tankless water heater is suitable for your budget, home, and lifestyle, we offer free consultations to help.
We provide 24/7 services from our team of experienced, licensed, and local professionals. Even better, you’ll always have upfront, flat-rate pricing with no surprises when your bill comes. You can even check out our special offers page for more ways to save!
Call us to schedule an appointment or request a job estimate for any of your Tacoma tankless water heater needs!