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Is It Time For a Tankless Water Heater?

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Enough is enough. That was the last lukewarm to cold shower that you are going to take until something is done about the water heater. You hop online to see what might be up with your system and discover that it is likely your worst fear: you need a water heater replacement.

Don’t worry though! When you work with a plumber in Springfield, PA from our team, you’ll be able to enjoy knowing that this job will be done right the first time. Before we arrive at your home, however, we want to make sure that you’ve considered your options.

Know Your Water Heater Options: Tankless Systems

Chances are strong that you have been using a water heater that utilizes a storage tank. While there is nothing wrong with these systems (they’ve been around for a long time for a reason) they aren’t your only option.

Did you know that you can have a water heater that doesn’t utilize a tank? Known, unsurprisingly, as tankless water heaters, these systems provide reliable hot water to your home while using less water and energy. Sounds pretty great right?

How a Tankless Water Heater Works

We know the idea of a tankless water heater might sound strange. If you are wondering, “How is that even possible?” we are happy to answer your question.

In short, a tankless water heater only heats water if and when it is demanded. So, when you turn on a hot water tap in your kitchen, the system turns on, pulls in water, heats the water, and sends it your way.

This unique approach allows the tankless system to provide homeowners with some neat perks.

A Tankless Water Heater May Be a Good Choice If…

Like we said above, the tankless water heater provides residents of Springfield with some great benefits. Consider these perks to see if this system is a good fit for your needs.

  • Helps you save energy and water: With a tankless water heater, there is no standby heat loss like you would have with a storage tank system. This allows your tankless heater to offer a higher level of energy efficiency. It also means that, rather than holding onto gallons at a time, your system only uses and heats water when needed, allowing it to reduce your water use too.
  • Takes up less space: Have you ever found yourself wishing that you could use a little more of the space that your storage tank water heater takes up? With a tankless system you can because these heating systems use far less space.
  • No running out of hot water: Tankless systems provide hot water whenever it is requested. As long as you aren’t demanding too much hot water at once, these systems can do the job all day long, with no chance of running out of hot water like a tank system might.

Let’s be clear, tankless water heaters aren’t for everyone. For example, if you have five people in your home who all shower around the same time, this system wouldn’t be the best fit for you. However, if you are looking to save money, space, and water, and your hot water demands aren’t too high, this may be a great fit for you.

Whatever system you choose, make sure you contact the pros at Walsh Brothers Plumbing and Mechanical Services, Inc. to get the job done.

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