Tis the Season
While we can't save you from the headache that is your inlaws visiting for the holiday season, we can help you with your water heater. While traditional water heaters can get the job done, you are missing out on the benefits of a tankless water heater. Your old water heater can be costing you more money than you should be paying! We know that things can get expensive when it comes to home upgrades, but we're here to show you why upgrading to a tankless water heater can be worth the price.
Save on Your Energy Bills
Tankless water heaters use far less energy than traditional water heaters, so you can save on your energy bills the minute it is installed. Water heaters with a tank have to heat up to prepare for your use throughout the day. Having to heat the tank can cause you to lose a lot of heat in your water heater and requires more energy to maintain that warmth. In contrast, tankless water heaters heat your water when you turn on the faucet, so you eliminate the potential loss of energy by heating a tank.
Some may point out that the initial cost of a tankless water heater can be concerning. With any new equipment, the cost upfront can indeed be a little high. However, what you spend upfront will save you more in the long run compared to your old water heater. Think of it like this, would you rather spend a few extra hundred dollars now or spend thousands over the course of years? As a bonus, you can qualify for a tax rebate on your tankless water heater, so there are even more ways to save and lower the initial investment of switching to a tankless model.
No More Running Out of Hot Water
It can be annoying to come home to a hot shower only to realize that the water is ice cold when you turn on the faucet. Traditional water heaters can fizzle out with extra usage, take time to heat your water, and struggle to keep up with the demand of a busy household. With a tankless water heater, you will find yourself not having to worry about running out of hot water again. Make sure to not have every water source in your house running at once to avoid overworking your water heater, but otherwise, you should be fine.
Space and Safety
Water heater tanks are big and clunky, and you can spot them a mile away whenever you enter a basement. If you want to save on space, then switching to a tankless water heater is going to be your dream. A tankless water heater is far smaller than your traditional water heater.
More space means more storage and another quality of life improvement.
Some people may fear that old water heaters can be dangerous as they can, in rare circumstances, explode. While properly maintaining your water heater will avoid such a catastrophe, if that is still a concern, then a tankless water heater is your answer since there is no tank.
Traditional water heaters can last a good decade or so before needing to be replaced. With a tankless water heater, you can get a good twenty years out of your water heater before ever needing to consider a replacement. Longer life spans mean fewer expenses on repairs and replacements, which can help save money. On top of their long life spans, tankless water heaters are less prone to leaks than a traditional water heater. Not only can leaks be annoying, but they are also expensive because they can lead to water stains or, in some cases, mold growth that has to be dealt with immediately.
If you're thinking of purchasing a tankless water heater or have more questions, please call our team at (503) 683-7077, and we are happy to help answer any questions you may have! At Morrison Heating & Cooling we always want to help our customers find ways to save money and improve their homes!