Before the introduction of tankless water heaters the only option for a homeowner was to use a tank water heater, which heated water constantly as it sat unused within a water tank. A tankless water heater does not include a tank, meaning water is heated as it passes through the system and only when it is needed. Hot water is available almost immediately and should last longer than hot water stored within a tank.
Another advantage to installing a tankless hot water heater is the potential savings in utility bills that every homeowner is constantly concerned about. Because a tankless water heater is not heating water constantly, energy is not being used throughout the day leading to lower costs. Alongside this saving, a tankless water heater can also have a longer lifespan when installed correctly by a qualified, experienced plumbing service. In North America the average lifespan of a tank water heater is between 10 and 13 years, while a tankless water heater lasts an average of 20 years meaning the higher installation cost of a tankless water heater is offset by the reduced need for a replacement.
Other savings are also available, including space savings by eliminating the large, bulky tank water heater found in most basements or closet within a home. A tankless water heater is often located closer to the faucets and appliances it is serving to allow a plumbing service easier access to heater for any required maintenance or repair.
Are you looking to install a new tankless water heater in your Lakeland home? Call Samco Plumbing at (863) 509-1718 and get started today!