5 Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Hot Steaming Water Running from Kitchen FaucetHave you been considering updating the water heater in your home? If your home’s current water heater is more than 10 years old, has needed a lot of repairs, or is sapping energy, it may be time to think about a replacement. Depending on the hot water demands of your family and lifestyle, tankless water heating may be the right option.

Why Choose Tankless for My Home?

In a traditional water heater system, water is kept in a storage tank and continuously heated, which can mean high energy usage, especially in older tank systems. While the cost for a tank system is generally lower up front than a tankless system, often the benefits of a tankless system outweigh its initial higher cost. Here are some benefits to consider:

  1. Energy Efficiency: Because tankless systems heat water on demand, when you need it, they don’t have the standby energy loss associated with a tank system. They often are 30-50% more efficient than a traditional system, depending on the needs of your home.
  2. Longer Lifespan: In a traditional tank system, water stands in the tank for prolonged periods of time, which can lead to mineral deposits. Over time, these deposits can greatly reduce system efficiency, while increasing the need for repair. In a tankless system, the water is heated when it flows through the system, so minerals don’t build up as much, helping your system last longer.
  3. Space Saving: Most tankless systems are compact and are mounted on the wall, freeing up valuable space in your home. No large storage tank required!
  4. Instant Hot Water: If you have a traditional water heater, you may know the inconvenience and discomfort of being the last person in the shower in the morning. Losing hot water mid-shower is not a problem with a tankless system, as water is heated on demand and delivered instantly.
  5. Equipment Safety: If you live in an area where your basement frequently floods, you probably know the pain of having to replace equipment that has been damaged, such as your water heater tank. As we mentioned above, tankless systems are usually mounted on the wall of your basement, keeping them free of any flooding or moisture that may collect on the basement floor.

I’d like to learn more. Can T.F. O’Brien help?

We can! At T.F. O’Brien, we’re pleased to provide high-quality Rinnai tankless water heaters to our customers. We can tell you more about the benefits of tankless water heaters, and help you find the right model for your home. Call us at 516.488.1800 to learn more about these great products.