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Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater

As you may have guessed, tankless water heaters eschew the big cylindrical tanks most of us associate with water heaters. They serve as an alternative to the traditional models, and for the right household, they can offer a number of tangible benefits. If you’re looking to replace your water heater here in Westlake, OH, you might want to consider your options with an alternative, like a tankless system.

Tankless systems work by running the water in your pipes through a series of super-heated coils, which heat the water instantly on the way to your faucet or similar outlets. A tankless water heater costs more to install and it usually works best in smaller homes with fewer outlets than larger ones.

In exchange, however, you get a number of tangible benefits, including the following:

  • Unlimited Hot Water: We’ve all had those moments where we’re taking the shower or cleaning a lot of dishes, only to have the hot water run out. That’s the hot water in the tank running out. But since tankless systems heat the water “on demand,” as it were, you don’t need to worry about it running out.
  • Lower Bills: Tankless water heaters waste a lot less energy than tank models, which means they cost less to run on a month-to-month basis than tank models do.
  • No Stagnation: The water in a heater tank can stagnate over time, and develop mold or other problems. This is often an issue in vacation homes or other places that may not see use for months at a time. Tankless water heaters are an excellent way to solve such a problem.
  • Longevity: Tankless water heaters last longer on average than other systems, since they do not have the constant stress of using energy all the time to maintain water temperature.

Call Westland Heating and Air to learn more about tankless water heaters!

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