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If you are considering purchasing a new water heater, this is a decision that will affect the next 15 or more years of your life. That might put things in perspective – and maybe add a bit of pressure – when it comes to choosing the right system for your home.

Allow us to calm your fears … Have you heard of tankless water heaters? It flips the concept of traditional tank water heaters on its head, and for good reason! While a traditional water heater pulls pre-warmed water from a 30- to 50-gallon storage tank, tankless water heaters use heating coils to warm water on-demand.

The tankless water heater model is not only different, but also worthwhile. Here are 4 reasons we recommend making the switch from traditional tank water heaters to the tankless model:

  1. Accommodates High-Demand
  2. Improves Efficiency
  3. Immune to Corrosion, Fewer Leaks
  4. Lasts Twice As Long

Peaked your interest? Green Group provides FREE consultations and tankless water heater services in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Franklin. Contact us today! 

Accommodates High-Demand

If your family members (or worse, your guests!) have taken one too many cold showers, a tankless hot water heater will ensure that the water doesn’t go cold. Tankless water heaters warm the water on-demand rather than rely on pre-heated water, making them a more reliable source.

If you expect to have multiple, simultaneous demands for hot water on a regular basis, you have several options. A gas-powered tankless system, in particular, can provide unlimited hot water; you just need to make sure the model is sized correctly for your home’s demands. Or, if you choose an electric point-of-use tankless heater, plan to install two or more.

Improves Efficiency

How much warm water are you using on a daily basis, and are you concerned with how much heating that water costs? Here is a quick breakdown of the efficiency difference – and obvious savings difference – between traditional and tankless hot water systems.

<41 Gallons of Hot Water: If you are using less than 41 gallons of water daily, you are a prime candidate for a tankless hot water heater! Your tankless water heater’s energy efficiency will be 24 to 34% higher than a storage tank water heater. 

>41 Gallons of Hot Water: If you use lots of hot water daily, your tankless water heater will score 8 to 14% higher efficiency than a tank water heater.

And if you really want to optimize your efficiency, installing a tankless water heater in each outlet that you need hot water can result in overall home energy savings of 27 to 50%! 

Immune to Corrosion, Fewer Leaks

If you have grown accustomed to monitoring, maintaining, and cleaning your standard hot water  heater in order to prevent corrosion and leaks, imagine if that were one less thing to worry about! Because tankless hot water heaters do not have a tank, they are immune to the corrosion that occurs in the traditional water heaters when sediment collects at the bottom of the tank.

In fact, frequent leaks are not an uncommon symptom of traditional water heaters. While it is still possible that a tankless water heater can experience a leak now and then, the odds that it will rust or flood are very slim.

Lasts Twice As Long

If the other benefits of tankless water heaters were not enough, maybe this is the benefit that makes the strongest argument! Tankless water heaters last significantly longer than their traditional tank counterparts. While standard hot water heaters last 8 to 12 years, with proper maintenance a tankless model can last as long as 25 years

Keep this fact top-of-mind, especially when faced with the up-front costs of a tankless hot water heater. While a traditional tank system might be cheaper initially, from both an efficiency and lifespan standpoint, it won’t actually save you as much money as you might have thought.

Think of a tankless hot water heater as an investment that will give-back throughout its lifespan in your home!

Give us a call to set up your FREE CONSULTATION today!

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