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Advantages of Tankless or Instant Hot Water Systems

Advantages of Tankless or Instant Hot Water Systems

Have you ever considered installing a tankless water heater in your home?

Tankless water heaters, sometimes known as instant hot water systems, are systems that provide hot water only as needed and do so without the use of a storage tank, utilizing an electric element or gas burner to heat the water on demand. These types of water heaters carry many benefits and can be a great asset to any home or office. Let’s dive in and see what a tankless water heating system can do for you.

Tankless Water HeaterSave on Energy Costs

One of the biggest benefits to going tankless is the energy costs that you will be saving. On average, tankless heaters are known to be up to 24 to 34 percent more energy efficient than your standard heaters, especially in homes that use an excessive amount of hot water. In fact, according to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, adding demand water heaters at every hot water outlet in the home can result in energy savings of as much as 50 percent versus conventional systems. The OEERE also suggests that a typical family can save $100 per year or more by changing out standard water heaters.

Longer Lifetime

When you first install your tankless system, you may be discouraged by the installation costs, but these systems typically last much longer and with lower operating costs than traditional water heaters. This means that you will save significantly in repair and replacement costs over the lifetime of your tankless water heater when compared to your existing water heater. Many experts say these systems can be reasonably expected to function properly for 20 years or longer, and even if you do have to fix a component, the process is simple with standardized replaceable parts.

Avoid Standby Heat Loses

The issue that many homeowners have with their storage water heaters is that they often incur standby heat loss, leading to wasted energy and greater costs, notes the OEERE. Tankless systems solve this problem by having the pilot light heat the water only then needed, meaning that energy isn’t wasted on keeping hot water available – only when hot water is needed – which can further increase your savings on utility bills.

If you are considering installing a tankless system or you are in need of any other plumbing services at your home, look no further than Tonkin Plumbing. We can assist with any number of residential plumbing issues or installations, covering everything from water heaters and gas lines to sewer problems and camera inspection services.

Our goal is to get your plumbing functioning properly, whether that requires repairing your existing water and sewer lines and fixtures or installing new equipment that you need. No matter the extent of your plumbing demands, we’re the team to call when you need plumbing repairs or installation at your home in Riverside, Corona or the Inland Empire. Call us at 951-784-7586 to request service at your home today.