What to Know About Switching to a Tankless Water Heater
Many homeowners are switching to tankless water heaters because they are long lasting, efficient, and cost-effective. If you currently have a tank water heater and you are considering switching, read this article to learn more. And if you want to switch to a tankless water heater, contact Estes Heating & Air Conditioning, the Atlanta HVAC experts.
Tankless water heaters are more efficient than conventional water heaters. This is because they heat water on demand, instantly, whenever you need it. By contrast, conventional water heaters keep a large tank of water heated around the clock, which uses up significantly more energy. Hot water that sits in a conventional water tank, even though it is insulated, will lose heat and require constant reheating.
Conventional water heaters are built to last 10 to 13 years. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, typically last up to 20 years. Tankless water heaters are especially ideal for homeowners that plan to stay in their homes for a while.
In addition to offering energy and cost savings, tankless water heaters save space. Conventional water heaters have a 40 to 60 gallon capacity, and are typically five feet tall and two feet wide. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, are usually 20 inches wide, 28 inches tall, and less than a foot deep. If space is a premium in your home, a tankless water heater will be an excellent investment.
Conventional water heaters, especially the larger ones, will give you plenty of hot water when you are running multiple appliances—washing machines, dishwashers, showers, and so on. But once the hot water runs out, it may take a while to heat more. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, supply several gallons of hot water at any time.
For more information about the benefits of switching to a tankless water heater, call Estes Heating & Air Conditioning at (404) 361-6560. In addition to plumbing services, we also offer air conditioner repairs, air conditioner replacements, and heating and air conditioning service.