Having access to hot water is something that many take for granted, that is, until your hot water begins to show its age or simply stops working altogether. And with so many replacement options, it can be difficult to decide which type of water heater provides the best solution for you or your family. As many homeowners have discovered, having a tankless water heater installed can offer a wide range of benefits.
Here are just a few of the advantages of considering a tankless unit when the time comes to replace your old water heater.
Instant, Endless Supply of Hot Water
Unlike traditional units which store and heat anywhere from 40-50 gallons of water for use when needed, a tankless water heater heats water through specialized, high-powered burners that activate only when the hot water faucet is turned on. This provides on-demand hot water with no waiting time, as well as a supply that won’t leave you freezing halfway through your morning shower, or running low when filling a larger tub.
Increased Energy Efficiency
When we need hot water, we turn the faucet on and wait for the hot supply to begin flowing. This results in wasted water, and there’s really no way around it. Because tankless systems are not required to store large amounts of hot water, they use approximately 30 to 50 percent less energy than the traditional units most people are familiar with. Depending on the size of your household and how much water you use, most users can expect to save a few hundred dollars per year in utility costs.
Compact Design with Smaller Footprint
There’s no mistaking a traditional hot water heater when you see one. The tanks are big, bulky, and often the focal point of the room they’re situated in. Tankless hot water heaters are much more compact and require less space, making them ideal for smaller homes and those looking to utilize the space they once occupied. Keep in mind, though, that they do require dedicated sealed-ventilation system; something which should always be installed by a skilled professional.
Shop the Best Selection of Tankless Water Heaters in Rochester NY
At McKenna’s Kitchen and Bath in Rochester, we’ve been selling and professionally installing hot water heaters since 1966. Over five decades later we’re proud to be one of the most trusted and well-respected home remodeling companies in WNY. If you’re thinking about making the move to a tankless unit, we staff a team of highly knowledgeable experts who are here to help you find the one that best suits your needs and budget.
For more information about tankless water heaters, including capacity, performance, brands, or professional installation, get in touch with McKenna’s Rochester Kitchen and Bath showroom at 585-377-3434 and we’ll be happy to help.