When to Switch to a Tankless Water Heater

Things to Think About When Upgrading from Tank to Tankless Water Heaters

If your family enjoys continuous warm showers and saving energy on water heating costs, then it could be the time to switch to a tankless water heater. Consider the differences of a standard tank or tankless models to discover which will work best for your home.


Tankless water heaters produce warm water instantly when you need it. Standard tank heaters run all day to store hot water that’s ready when you need it. In a tankless system, there is a sensor within the faucet that turns the heating system on and off according to the movement of the faucet. This allows the system to conserve energy when the system is turned off by the faucet.

A tankless water heater has a larger upfront cost but saves homeowners upwards of 25 percent on their future water heating expenses, so the continued costs are cut down significantly. The greater upfront cost ensures 20 or more years of life for the system, professional installation, and a compact wall-mounted model that takes up a lot less space than the tank option.

The biggest factor of deciding whether your home needs a tankless or tank water heating system is what rate you want hot water to flow within your home. If you want the ability to run several hot water systems at the same time without sacrificing a cold shower here or there, a tank water heater system would be a great fit for your home. However, if that’s not a concern and you just want a guaranteed hot shower or load of laundry, or sink water to wash dishes at any given time, the tankless option would be most efficient for that.

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