On-demand or instant water heaters are also known as tankless water heaters. They offer many benefits over traditional tank-style heaters. A tankless water heater is a better choice than a traditional tank-style heater for cost and energy savings. Tankless water heaters can provide an unlimited supply of hot water, take up much less space, are more reliable, and last a lot longer. Plumbers in Knoxville Tennessee goal is to provide high-quality, innovative plumbing services that will give you peace of mind. We also offer professional services that will exceed your expectations.
Cost and energy savings over the long-term
Tankless water heaters have the main advantage of being energy efficient and cost-effective.
Tank-style water heaters use energy to heat water continuously so hot water is always available when it’s required.
As their name implies, tankless water heaters heat water as needed and don’t need to maintain a water supply.
Tankless water heaters heat water only when it is needed. This prevents standby heat loss which happens when water heat escapes from the tank and requires constant reheating.
Cold water is heated through the tankless water heater when a tap, shower or other appliance is turned on. It can be heated using either an electric coil or a gas-fired stove.
Unlimited Hot Water
Let’s say you return from a family vacation and all the household members need to shower. After the fifth shower, the hot water runs out and you are forced to take a cold one.
You will never be in this situation if you have a tankless heater. Let me explain.
Every tankless water heater has an upper limit on the flow rate. This means that they can only heat a limited amount of water at once.
Most tankless heaters can’t keep up with 5 showers at once.
Make Use of Less Space
Tankless water heaters are a great option if you have limited space. Tankless water heaters are typically mounted on the wall and take up much less space than traditional tank-style heaters.
For an example of tankless and tank-style water heaters, the average 40- to 50-gallon tankless heater is 54 inches high and 20 inches in diameter. It is shaped like a cylindrical.
Tankless units are approximately 27 inches high, 18 inches wide, and 10 inches deep. They are also rectangular.
Lower Risk of Water Damage and Leakage
Tank-style heaters pose a major risk because minerals from hard water can build up over time. This leads to corrosion and eventual leakage.
Tankless water heaters do not have tanks so there is no chance of flooding or leakage.
However, tankless water heaters don’t have to be immune from problems. While they can and will experience problems that lead to leaking, the likelihood of a major leak that floods your basement and causes extensive damage is slim.
Zero risk of tank explosion
The plumbing code of today requires that all tank-type water heaters have a temperature relief valve to relieve pressure and prevent the tank from exploding.
Lower Risk of Burns, and Exposition to Toxic Metals
Experts argue that tankless heaters are safer and more efficient than traditional tank-style heaters.
They don’t have a water tank that could explode and they provide precise temperature control so that you are less likely to get burned by hotwater.
Life expectancy greater than 20 years
Recently, I published an article on the topic of water heaters and how to prolong their lives.
Tank-style water heaters typically last 8 to 12 years. However, tankless water heaters can last for more than 20 years.
A tankless water heater can be a great investment if you already have a home or are planning to remain there for a while. It will keep you from having to replace it for quite some time.