The water heater is one of your home’s most essential appliances. The water that fills the water heater is cold, and the unit stores and heats the water. If the water heater isn’t working, you won’t have hot water that’s essential for daily household tasks. In addition, your hot water-based appliances won’t function at peak performance if the water heater isn’t working correctly.
If you have a traditional tank water heater in your Carrollton, TX home, it will last for 8 to 12 years. When the unit reaches the end of its lifespan, you’ll need to replace it. When that time comes, you can install another tank water heater or choose a tankless water heater.
Rheem tankless water heaters don’t store water for use and only kick on when you turn on the hot water.
If you aren’t sure which type is best for your Carrollton, TX home, you should understand the benefits of Rheem Tankless Water Heaters that you won’t get from a traditional tank unit.
#1 Keep Your Energy Bills Down
Tank water heaters store hot water, so it’s ready for use, and the unit will have to kick on several times a day to keep the water hot, consuming a significant amount of energy.
Rheem tankless water heaters only run when someone needs hot water and consume less energy than a tank water heater. They can also decrease your electric bills.
The cost to install a tankless water heater is more than a tank water heater, but you’ll make up the difference in the money you’ll save on your energy bills.
#2 You Won’t Run Out of Hot Water
The top complaint that many people have about traditional tank water heaters is that when the water supply runs out, you won’t have hot water, and it can take at least an hour for the unit to refill and heat the water, depending on the size of the tank. Running out of hot water is frustrating, and you won’t need to worry about it with Rheem tankless water heaters.
Tankless models don’t store the water and provide hot water on demand. Because tankless models provide hot water on demand, you won’t have to worry about running out of hot water.
#3 Saves Space
Traditional water heaters take up a lot of space, which can be a problem if you live in a small house. Most homeowners install the water heater in the basement, and if you have a finished basement or use it for storage, the water heater will take up a considerable amount of floor space. If you don’t have a basement, you can install the unit in a closet that could be used for storage if it weren’t for the water heater. If your home doesn’t have a basement and you don’t have extra closet space, the unit will have to be installed out in the open, and because they’re so big, it can affect the room’s appearance.
You should look into tankless water heaters if space is an issue. Tankless units are the size of a small suitcase and can be hung on the wall, taking up a lot less space than a tank water heater. Also, if the unit is installed where it can be seen, a tankless model won’t stand out as much, improving the room’s appearance.
#4 Longer Lifespan
As mentioned earlier, tank water heaters last 8 to 10 years, and you’ll need to replace yours when the unit reaches the end of its lifespan.
Rheem tankless water heaters are great because they have a longer lifespan. Tankless units last an average of 10 years, which doubles the lifespan of a tankless model.
Although installing tankless water heaters is more expensive, you won’t have to replace the unit as soon. You will have to replace a tankless model twice in 20 years and a tankless unit only once, making tankless water heaters worth the added cost.
#5 Lower Risk of Water Damage
Traditional tank water heaters store 40 gallons of water or more, depending on the size of the tank. When large pieces of sediment accumulate in the unit, they can bang against the inside of the tank, creating a crack that can cause 40+ gallons of water to flood your Carrollton, TX home. A flood like this can cause significant water damage and mold in the flooded area. Also, the water will need to be pumped from your house, and the clean-up and repair can be very expensive.
Rheem tankless water heaters don’t store water for use, so the risk of water damage reduces significantly. When a tankless water heater leaks, it will drip, creating a small puddle of water under the unit, which usually won’t cause water damage. It will be just a small area and can be cleaned up with a mop if it does.
#6 Easier to Maintain
Traditional tank water heaters should be drained and flushed by a professional every six months to prevent sediment from building up in the tank. Sediment buildup can affect the amount of storage space in the unit, contaminate the water, and cause poor hot water pressure. You should also have the unit tuned up every year to ensure it functions as efficiently as possible.
Rheem tankless water heaters don’t store water, so you don’t need to worry about sediment building up in the tank, affecting your ability to use the hot water.
Rheem tankless units don’t require as much maintenance. The filter should be cleaned every year or two, and the unit should be flushed every two years. Fortunately, these tasks are easy, and you may be able to handle the maintenance yourself, saving on the cost of a plumber., If you don’t want to maintain the unit yourself, you can hire a plumber, and you’ll need to do it less frequently, saving money on maintenance charges.
Why Choose bluefrog Plumbing + Drain Of North Dallas?
If you need to replace your existing water heater and are considering a tankless water heater, call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas. We are a full-service plumbing service and are experts in tankless water heater installation. We install Rheem tankless water heaters and can also maintain and repair the units.
We understand how frustrating serious plumbing issues can be, so we provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
To learn more about Rheem tankless water heaters or schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas today.