Everyone loves a good deal, right? Well, that is precisely why some homeowners don’t really give tankless water heaters in Tucson much thought. The fact of the matter is that tankless water heaters cost more than tank water heaters. However, you can’t let that sticker price make the decision for you. Why not? Because investing more in your water heater at the time of purchase can save you money in the long run.
A tankless water heater is a great investment to make. Over time, you are going to wind up saving money. That’s called a return on investment. Today, we are going to look at some of the specific ways in which a tankless water heater can save you money over time. Remember to schedule your tankless water heater installation with our Sunny Plumbers if you decide that going tankless is right for you. Our plumbers always do it right!
1. They Are More Efficient
Tank water heaters are more efficient than ever before. Their tanks are better insulated, and standby energy loss is reduced as a result. But “reduced” standby energy loss is still standby energy loss. The only way to completely avoid standby energy loss is to completely eliminate the tank. And that is just what a tankless water heater does.
Standby energy loss occurs as heat from the water in the tank transfers through that tank to the cooler air outside of it. Remember, heat always moves from warmer spaces to cooler ones. Even with a well-insulated tank, this is going to happen to some degree. Unless, of course, there is no tank at all!
2. They Don’t Have Tank Problems
So you know that eliminating the need for a hot water tank eliminates the risk of standby energy loss. But consider this: it also eliminates the risk of problems associated with those tanks. What kinds of problems?
Well, there is the anode rod that sacrifices itself so the tank doesn’t corrode. Forget about replacing that rod, and you can forget about a protected tank! There is also the potential for tank leaks, which makes a full replacement necessary. You cannot just patch up a water heater tank and move on.
3. They Last Longer
When we talk about tankless water heaters being a long-term investment, we really mean it. While a tank water heater will typically last around twelve years or so, a tankless water heater can double that lifespan. If you’re going to be in your home for the next 20+ years, why not invest in a water heater that will also last that long?
As we mentioned, tankless water heaters do cost more than tank models. But considering they are also so efficient and they can last so long, it should be pretty clear that investing in one has the potential for real savings. Let us know if you have any questions about your water heater options.
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