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What’s a Tankless Water Heater?

When it comes to replacing or upgrading your older water heater, there are a few different options that you can take. One of those options is a tankless water heater. But what is a tankless water heater and what are the differences between that and your standard water heater? 

First off, unlike your standard water heater, a tankless water heater doesn’t have a large storage tank. Because of this, tankless water heaters produce hot water instantly. A typical water heater brings water from the tank, while on a tankless model, water flows through and is heated on demand. Since there is no water supply in the tank to drain, tankless water heaters can give you an endless supply of hot water. 

If you are concerned with energy efficiency, then a tankless water heater is the solution to your problem. Since it only heats up the water when you need it, there’s no issue of continually heating your water heater’s tank. A standard water heater is always maintaining temperature, which means it is always using energy. Although it may come at a higher cost, initially, using a tankless water heater can save you money in the long run as it isn’t always running. 

Another way a tankless water heater can benefit you and your home is by saving space. Unlike the standard water heater’s tank taking up all the space, a tankless water heater takes up less than half of that area. 

Lastly, a tankless water heater has a longer life than many standard water heaters. Typical water heaters should be replaced every 8-10 years, but a tankless water heater can last up to 25 years. 

If you’re looking at switching out your old water heater, the good folks at Mark Johnson and Sons Plumbing can answer any questions you may have about whether a tankless water heater is the right solution for you. Call the plumber number today at 318-255-1332!