If the time has come to replace the water heater in your home, know that it is a time to make some changes. You are by no means stuck with replacing a water heater with an identical model to what you currently have. While it will cost you some money to make a change, it may be for the better. Here are some reasons to ditch your traditional hot water tank and upgrade to tankless water heating.
Having A Lot Of Family Members
Do you have a lot of people living in your home? If so, you may be all too familiar with being the last person to shower and run out of hot water. This happens because a hot water tank can only hold so much hot water, and when it is used up, it takes a while for the hot water tank to be replenished. If leaves the last person to shower with water that is not hot enough to take an enjoyable shower.
Having a lot of family members also lead to a lack of hot water in other ways. When combined with doing laundry and general water use, that hot water tank can quickly dip below levels where it cannot keep up with demand.
Tankless hot water heating is going to solve your problem by heating the water on demand. It does not matter how many people are showering in a row, since the tank can keep up with continuously producing hot water. Keep in mind that basic tankless water heaters have limitations on how much hot water can be produced at once time, making it ideal for a family that has one shower. That said, you can buy a more powerful tankless water heater that can service multiple bathrooms at the same time.
Having Limited Space
If you have a small home, you may have noticed that the hot water tank takes up a lot of space. If you lack a basement, that water tank may even take up an entire closet on your main floor. You can reclaim some of this space back for storage by switching to tankless water heating. The units are incredibly small and mounted to a wall, so you don't need the square footage of an entire closet to house the unit. This is definitely a perk if you live in a small home, but don't know what to do with the large water tank that you currently have.
Contact a plumber for more help.