What are the Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters Over Traditional Tank-Type Water Heaters?
Considering a tankless water heater installation in Orange County? If you’re currently using a conventional tank-type water heater and are looking to upgrade, you should know all the advantages tankless water heaters have over traditional water heaters.
- Tankless water heaters eliminate thermal heat loss: Between 20 and 40 percent of energy consumed by a traditional tank-type water heater is wasted due to radiant storage tank heat loss. If you think your monthly water bill is currently too high, it may be because of your inefficient tank-type water heater. Tankless water heaters can reduce water heating costs by up to 50 percent. They heat entirely on demand when hot water is needed. Because there is no hot water storage, thermal heat loss is all but completely eliminated.
- Tankless water heaters never run out of hot water: Have you ever craved a hot shower, only to experience cold water blasting from the shower head? Unlike conventional water heaters, tankless water heaters never run out of hot water. They can run all day long!
- Tankless water heaters reduce the risk of scalding: Most traditional tank-type water heaters are set at very high temperatures (130 degrees). This wastes energy and increases the risk of scalding, especially for children and the elderly. Sophisticated tankless water heaters (like the kinds we can install for you) allow you to set the temperature to a much more reasonable level, reducing the risk of scalding. For each 10 degree reduction in water temperature, you can save up to 5 percent in energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Tankless water heaters handle hard water minerals well: Since hot water is not stored, tankless water heaters are much better equipped than conventional tank-type water heaters to handle hard water minerals and sediments. As a result, tankless water heaters are far less likely to leak and rupture, making them more efficient throughout their whole life cycle.
- Tankless water heaters have a longer lifespan: Tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years if they are properly maintained. Most conventional tank-type water heaters only last between about six and 12 years.
- Tankless water heaters are more compact: Tankless water heaters are about the size of a brief case, which helps you save valuable floor space. On the other hand, conventional tank-type water heaters are bulky and take up a considerable amount of space. If you live in a condo or apartment in or around Orange County, California, this can be a major hassle for you.
Since we’re premier Bosch water heater installation professionals, when you buy your new tankless water heater from Barker & Sons, you’ll receive a one year extension on your top-to-bottom warranty – that includes parts and labor!
Additionally, you can receive a tax credit of up to $300 when purchasing a unit that has a 90 percent efficiency rating or better. Not only can you receive a tax credit from the government, the gas company may give you one too, depending on your unit’s efficiency rating.
Contact us today to learn more and schedule an installation.