Are you thinking about replacing your water heater? Before you opt for a one-for-one installation, take a second to look at Rheem tankless water heaters to determine if they might be a good option for your home. Most people are familiar with standard water heaters with a tank and heat water constantly, but just because you are used to something doesn’t mean it is the best option. You might be surprised to learn that you have other options that oftentimes are even better for your budget and your home.
There is nothing wrong with standard water heaters, and if that is in your basement now, you are no different than most homeowners. However, energy-conscious and forward-thinking homeowners may look at Rheem tankless water heaters as another option. Both can deliver hot water to your home, but one is a bit more streamlined in the way that it heats and delivers hot water throughout your home. There are certainly perks and disadvantages to both, but before you automatically choose to install a tanked unit, it will be worth your time to look into your options in more depth.
With that in mind, it may be a wise idea to talk to your plumber about Rheem tankless water heaters to see if installing one would be an option in your home. Most likely, your utility closet already has an electrical hookup and a water line, so it should not be too difficult to convert the space in your closet to a tankless setup instead of a tanked setup. You might even be surprised that this process allows you to gain some extra room in your home- a benefit we will mention a bit more in-depth later.
Thus, if you have ever thought about Rheem tankless water heaters, listen up and pay attention to this list. Most people won’t replace a working unit with a new tankless one, but if your unit is starting to age or has died, then now is the perfect time to consider an upgrade. There is a reason why the process is called an upgrade because you will experience a new and very likable way to channel hot water into your home.
Hot Water On-Demand
One of the best perks of opting for Rheem tankless water heaters is the fact that they heat water on demand. This means that the water is heated when you need it, which also means that you won’t run out of it. Traditional tank water heaters store hot water that sits in the tank until it is used. If you have a high demand for hot water, it will run out. Anyone who was third in line to take a shower in the morning knows how much this stinks. Once the hot water in the tank runs out, you have to wait until the tank can heat a new round of water which can take over half an hour sometimes.
On the other hand, Rheem tankless water heaters heat water instantly on demand. Hot water runs through a series of pipes that are wrapped in electrical coils that instantly heat the water. The water then flows straight into your pipes. This means that hot water is available anytime you want it. In this scenario, you could be the fifth person in a row who needs hot water, and you still wouldn’t have to worry about a shortage.
Of course, since the water doesn’t have to be heated all day, it should come as little surprise that Rheem tankless water heaters are also extremely energy-efficient compared to their standard tank siblings. A tank water heater is always running because it is the only way to keep the water warm, but tankless heaters only run when hot water is used. Therefore, most of the day, they sit quietly in the corner of a utility closet in your home.
If you are concerned about the rising costs of energy, a tankless water heater can be a great way to reduce your dependence on electricity. As a bonus, this also means you will probably see your utility bills drop once you install Rheem tankless water heaters. Lowered utility bills can help offset the original installation cost of a tankless water heater and are one big reason why many people are leaning toward the new technology. While this technology has actually been around for a while, it is just now starting to get popular.
Less Space Consumption
Another great reason to take a second look at Tankless Water Heaters is that they will help free up some space in your home. Anyone who has a packed utility closet knows that finding space to store your stuff and your household appliances can be a challenge. Tankless water heaters are mounted on the wall and only occupy a flat rectangular space. When you compare this rectangle to the amount of space that a traditional unit takes up, the difference is extreme.
Lowered Maintenance Needs
Another great reason to take a second look at Rheem tankless water heaters is that they do not have as many maintenance needs as standard tanks. Since water does not sit in the tank all day, sediment does not build up, dramatically reducing how much maintenance they require. If you prefer an appliance that sits in the corner and quietly does its job, then a tankless unit is likely the best fit for your home.
Are you tired of running out of hot water and looking for a solution that is more energy-efficient? Contact bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas to see if a tankless water heater will be a good fit for your home.
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