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In a perfect world, the water heater in your Carrollton, TX home will last forever. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, and eventually, your water heater will reach the end of its lifespan and will need to be replaced. The average lifespan of a traditional tank water heater is between 8 and 12 years old.
If your water heater has reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced, you should look into Rheem Tankless water heaters.
Unlike traditional water heaters that heat and store water in the tank, Rheem tankless water heaters use an electric element or a gas burner to heat the water as it travels through a pipe and into the water heater, providing hot water on demand.
If you aren’t sure if a tankless heater is worth the cost or is suitable for your home, you should consider the benefits of installing this type of water heater.
#1 Instant Hot Water
If you have a traditional water heater in your Carrollton, TX home, you will need to let the water run for several seconds for the water to come on hot. These tankless water heaters can provide hot water immediately after you turn on the hot water.
#2 Save Space
Traditional water heaters are large and bulky because they store 50+ gallons of water. Rheem tankless water heaters are designed to heat the water only when needed, and a large storage tank is unnecessary. Because tankless water heaters are significantly smaller than traditional water heaters, you can save a lot of space if you install one in your Carrollton, TX home. Tankless units are small enough to be mounted on a closet wall or the basement wall, providing more living space in your home.
#3 Longer Lifespan
As mentioned above, traditional water heaters last 8 to 12 years, and then they need to be replaced. These tankless water heaters last twice as long. The initial cost of installing a tankless unit is more expensive than installing a traditional unit; however, considering tankless units last twice as long as conventional units, it is well worth the additional cost.
#4 Save Money On Your Energy Bills
With the cost of electricity rising, many homeowners do whatever they can to save money on their energy bills. Fortunately, these tankless water heaters can help save money on your energy costs.
Traditional water heaters run 24 hours a day to keep the water in the tank hot, which can increase your energy bills.
Tankless units don’t have a tank full of water that needs to stay heated. The only time the tankless water heater will run is when you turn on the hot water. According to Consumer Reports, tankless units are 22 percent more efficient than traditional models, and you can save hundreds of dollars on your energy bills every year.
#5 Eliminate “Standby Loss”
Traditional water heaters heat and reheat the water in the tank repeatedly to ensure you have hot water when you need it. Unfortunately, this will raise your energy cost every time because it is constantly firing up. Traditional water heaters run even when nobody is home, and nobody is using hot water.
Rheem tankless water heaters fire up only when you turn on the water, eliminating standby loss.
#6 You Will Never Run Out Of Hot Water Again
Traditional tank waters put your family at risk of running out of hot water. There is nothing worse than running out of hot water in the middle of a shower, and this is common if you have a large family and use your washing machine and dishwasher frequently. If you are third in line for the shower or a hot water-based appliance is running while you are in the shower, you will run out.
Rheem tankless water heaters will ensure you won’t run out of hot water, regardless of how many people shower before you or which hot water-based appliances are running.
Because these tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand and don’t store a supply of hot water, every shower you take will be hot from beginning to end.
#7 Longer Warranties
Most companies provide a warranty for their water heaters. The average warranty for a traditional water heater is five or six years. When the warranty expires, you will need to pay for the repair yourself.
Rheem tankless water heaters also come with a warranty, but the warranty length is twice as long. If you install a Rheem tankless water heater, the warranty length is between 6 and 12 years, depending on the model you choose. Longer warranties can save a significant amount of money on repairs; therefore, installing a Rheem tankless unit is the best option.
#8 Various Models Are Available
Rheem’s whole house tankless water heaters are available in electric models, natural gas, and propane; therefore, you aren’t limited by the fuel source used in your home.
#9 Point-Of-Use Units
If you don’t think a whole house tankless water heater is best for your home, Rheem has a point-of-use electric tankless water heater. This model can be used for a single faucet or shower. This is great if you want hot water in your workshop or detached garage. Point-of-use tankless units are cheaper and less expensive to install, making these units an excellent option for many households.
#10 Peace Of Mind
Taking a cold shower is a terrible way to start the day. Unfortunately, this is common for large families who have traditional tank water heaters.
Rheem tankless water heaters provide a limitless amount of hot water on demand; therefore, you will never run out of hot water again. The peace of mind you will have knowing the water won’t get cold in the middle of a shower is one of the best reasons to install a Rheem tankless water heater in your home.
Why Choose bluefrog Plumbing & Drain Of North Dallas?
If you plan to install a Rheem tankless water heater in your home, contact bluefrog Plumbing & Drain of North Dallas. We are a full-service plumbing company and are an authorized Rheem dealer. We can help you select the best unit based on the size of your home and your family’s hot water demand. We can also provide regular maintenance on your new tankless unit.
If you have an issue with your tankless unit and we aren’t in the office, don’t panic. We provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will get your unit up and running correctly as quickly as possible.
To schedule an appointment to discuss your tankless water heater options or any plumbing service, give us a call today.