A standard water heater has a service life of eight to 15 years, sometimes up to 20 years with good care. So if you’re having problems with your current water heater, or you realize it’s nearing the end of its service life, it’s time to replace it. Here are five reasons why a tankless water heater might be a better choice for your Frankford, DE, home.

Higher Energy Efficiency With a Tankless Water Heater

Did you know that a traditional water heater repeatedly reheats water even when nobody is using it, or even at home? This means your water heater consumes energy even when it doesn’t need to. A tankless system only heats water on demand, and Energy.gov states that this can reduce energy use by up to 34%.

Hot Water Instantly

A standard water heater with a storage tank eventually runs out of hot water and takes a while to refill. A tankless system offers continuous hot water as long as you need it. One person can take a hot shower right after another person without having to worry about the previous person using all the hot water.

Longer Service Life

As mentioned, a standard water heater has a service life of 10 to 15 years, but a tankless water heater lasts twice as long with proper maintenance. In addition, with a tankless system, you save money by using less energy, and you don’t have to replace your water heater as often.

Tankless Water Heater Saves Space

Traditional water heaters have tanks that hold up to 60 gallons of water. As a result, they take up a lot of space, as they’re about 24 inches wide and 60 inches tall. A technician can mount a tankless system onto a wall, saving a lot of space.

Why worry about a traditional water heater taking up space? Contact Custom Mechanical today to learn more about the benefits of tankless water heaters and our other plumbing services.

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