The average tank water heater lasts eight to ten years, and higher-quality units can last up to 12 years. When the unit nears the end of its lifespan, it won’t function as efficiently as it once did. Also, the inside of the unit can start breaking down, causing deposits and tiny metal shards to contaminate the water.
When it’s time to replace your water heater, you have options. You can install another tank model or a tankless unit, and Rheem Tankless water heaters are one of the best on the market today.
Unlike tank water heaters, tankless models don’t store hot water. The unit only kicks on when someone turns on the hot water tap, providing hot water on demand.
There are several benefits of tankless models that you can’t get with tank models, and you should know more about them before deciding which type of water heater to install in your Carrollton, TX home.
#1 Lower Energy Bills
If you’re tired of paying high electric bills, Rheem tankless water heaters could be the solution to your problem. Traditional tank water heaters fill with water where it’s heated and stored, so you’ll always have hot water when you need it. The water will kick on frequently to keep reheating the water and consumes a lot of energy.
Rheem tankless water heaters don’t store water and provide hot water on demand. The unit won’t have to turn on often to heat 50+ gallons of water, saving a significant amount of money. You can save around $108 on energy costs per year by installing a tankless model, bringing your energy bills down.
#2 You’ll Never Run Out of Hot Water
If you have always had a traditional tank water heater, you have likely run out of hot water a few times, and the last thing anyone wants is to take a cold shower. When you use a significant amount of water over a short period, the water supply will be depleted, and it can take an hour or two for it to recover, and you can start using the hot water again.
Rheem tankless water heaters don’t store water and heats the water on demand, and you won’t have to worry about a cold shower ever again.
#3 Saves Space
Traditional water heaters are large appliances because they store 50+ gallons of water and take up a significant amount of space. If you use your basement for additional living space and your water heater is installed there, it will take up considerable space and can be an eyesore. If you don’t have a basement and the unit is installed in a closet, you’ll have less room for storage.
Rheem tankless water heaters are much smaller than their tank counterparts, and are about the size of a small suitcase, and can be hung on the wall. If you don’t have enough closet space, the water heater could be installed on an exterior wall. If space is an issue due to the size of your Carrollton, TX home, tankless models are the best option.
#4 Longer Lifespan
As mentioned above, the average lifespan of a tank water heater is eight to ten years and could reach 12 years with proper maintenance. When the unit comes to the end of its lifespan, you’ll need to replace it.
Tankless water heaters last up to 20 years with proper maintenance, which is twice as long as tank models. Tankless models are more expensive than tank units, but you’ll only need to replace the unit once over 20 years, and you’ll need to replace a tank unit twice over 20 years. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of replacing the unit, installing a tankless model is the better option.
#5 Low Maintenance
Tank water heaters require routine maintenance to ensure they function as efficiently as possible. You’ll need a plumber to test the TPR valve, check the anode rod, drain the tank, wash the sediment, and adjust the temperature. Neglecting to hire a plumber to maintain the unit every year can shorten the unit’s lifespan, and you’ll need to replace it sooner than necessary.
If you don’t want to deal with service calls every year, Rheem tankless water heaters are the better option. Depending on your water supply, you can go four to five years before calling a plumber for maintenance. This will save a significant amount of money throughout the unit’s lifespan and will make up some of the cost of the unit, which is more expensive than tank models.
#6 Eliminate the Risk of a Flood
Tank water heaters store 50+ gallons of water, and the last thing you want is for the unit’s contents to flood your home. Large chunks of sediment and age can crack the tank, resulting in a flood, water damage, and mold growth, which will be very expensive to repair.
Rheem tankless water heaters don’t store water, so there’s no flood risk. Tankless units can leak but will only leave a small puddle around the unit that can be wiped up with a towel. If you’re worried about a leak resulting in a flood in your Carrollton, TX home, it’s best to install a tankless model.
Call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas Today
If it’s time to replace your existing water heater and you want to install a tankless model, look no further than bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas. We’re a full-service plumbing company and are experts in Rheem Tankless water heaters.
Our plumbers have undergone years of education and apprenticeship to learn their craft and have the knowledge and expertise to handle any plumbing job, regardless of the complexity. Our plumbers must be licensed and pass a drug test and background check before they’re hired, so you feel safe and confident when you allow them into your home. If you have a plumbing issue that must be addressed immediately, don’t panic. We provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
To learn more about Rheem tankless water heaters or to schedule an appointment for plumbing service, call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas today.