Tankless water heaters are designed to provide endless hot water for your
home. These water heaters, which are smaller than traditional storage
tank water heaters, also reduce your home’s energy usage over the
long term for extended energy and water savings. If it’s time for
water heater replacement in your Orem home, Parley's PPM Plumbing
can help you determine whether a tankless water heater is the right purchase for you.
How Tankless Water Heaters Save Money
Installing a tankless water heater can help you save money in many ways,
offering excellent returns on this home plumbing investment.
- A storage tank water heater maintains a reservoir of hot water ready for
use at all times. To do this, storage water heaters continually add heat
as it is lost to the cooler environment outside the tank. By contrast,
tankless water heaters only heat water while it is in use and shut off
when the tap is closed. This limits energy usage to only the times when
you need hot water, rather than a continual use of energy throughout the day.
- Tankless water heaters last much longer than storage tank water heaters.
A typical storage tank water heater will last 10-15 years before it requires
replacement. However, a tankless water heater can last 25 years or more
with proper maintenance before replacement is needed. The less often you
replace your water heater, the more money you’ll save and the greater
the value you’ll receive from your initial investment.
Choosing the Right Tankless Water Heater
Like all other appliances, tankless water heaters are defined by several
characteristics and ratings. Choosing the right product for your home
will ensure you get the performance you expect and the energy savings
you want. Your Orem plumber at Parley’s PPM Plumbing can help you
choose and install the best tankless water heater for your needs—please
call us today at (801) 762-8892 to get started.
- Tankless water heaters deliver hot water at a specific flow rate, measured
in gallons per minute. You’ll want to choose a tankless water heater
that can deliver enough hot water flow for any tasks you may want to complete,
especially if you want hot water in multiple places at once.
- Temperature rise measures the difference between the temperature of incoming
water and the temperature of the hot water you want from your tap. This
value can change depending on where your water originates and the weather
outside, as well as your preferred hot water temperature.
- Tankless water heaters are available as electric or gas-powered units.
Choosing a unit that uses the same energy source as your previous water
heater can help you reduce installation costs.