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What are the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater?

A white tankless water heater installed on a teal wall

When you think about it, what is one of the most important features in a home? Some might say the number of rooms it has, while others might say how large or small the property is, but what about a small feature inside the home that keeps your water warm? Ah, yes, the water heater! And while this unit usually lasts quite a while, it certainly doesn’t last forever — cue the tankless water heater!

Now, if you’ve been contemplating whether or not you should upgrade to the “newer,” smaller version of a tank model water heater, here are some benefits to consider!

Doesn’t Require a Lot of Room

If you currently have a tank model water heater in your home, then you know that this unit usually takes up a little bit more space than you’d like it to. While some homeowners might have their water heater tucked in the corner, others may have it placed somewhere “inconvenient,” such as a few feet away from the wall, inching toward the center of the room.

Now, if you’re looking to free up some space in your home, then a tankless model is the perfect choice for you! These tiny units can be thought of in the same regard as a picture frame: they are mounted directly on the wall. And if you’ve spent most of your time shuffling around your tank model water heater, then this will be a nice, roomy upgrade to look forward to!

Heats Water on Demand

Nowadays, plumbing fixtures are designed to be more efficient and help homeowners cut costs wherever possible. And if your current tank model is becoming a tad expensive to run and maintain, then a tankless unit will be the perfect solution. Known to be a unit that heats water “on-demand,” this gadget will provide you with just that — all on a practical level.

Tank models live up to their name: they store an abundance of water in their tank, keeping it hot, waiting for a faucet to be turned on — which, as you know, isn’t very cost-effective. When you introduce a tankless water heater into your home, the water will only heat on the spot — it’s that simple. And another perk on top of that? If your family tends to go through a lot of hot water in a day, a tankless unit will be able to help supply it all without hesitation — that’s usually hard to come by with a tank model.

Have a Longer Lifespan

Tank water heaters may seem as if they can last quite a while — and they do, with regular maintenance — but as mentioned earlier, they do not last forever. On average, a tank model typically lasts anywhere from 8 to 12 years (and, again, that’s with regular tune-ups). However, a tankless water heater typically surpasses those numbers by about ten years. And by comparing that to the average lifespan of their tank-based cousin, that makes for a significant investment that any homeowner can make in their home!

They Use Less Energy

Just by looking at the anatomy of a tankless water heater, you’ll notice that they’re significantly smaller in appearance, meaning they’ll use much less energy. Unlike a tank-based water heater, a tankless model can conserve approximately 27 to 50 percent more energy. Knowing this, you’ll be able to reduce your overall energy consumption and save even more money on your monthly utility bills — always a massive benefit for any homeowner, no matter what their budget may be!

If You’re Looking to Have a Tankless Water Heater Installed, We Can Lend a Helping Hand!

Are you looking to replace your water heater? Give us a call at (306) 500-7392 to schedule your water heater replacement today! At Centennial Plumbing, Heating & Electrical, we have been providing exemplary service in Saskatoon since 1967.