You rely on every appliance in your Carrollton, TX home because they’re designed to make life in your home more convenient and, in some cases, more comfortable. For example, your washing machine cleans the clothes, and you don’t have to wash the dishes if you have a dishwasher. There are some appliances you can’t live without, and the water heater is one of them. The water coming into your house is cold, and the water heater heats and stores it so it’s always there when you need it.
The average lifespan of a traditional tank water heater is 8 to 12 years. When it’s reached the maximum lifespan, you’ll need to replace it. When the time comes, you can either go with another tank model or a tankless model. Before making a decision, you should understand the benefits of Rheem tankless water heaters.
#1 An Endless Supply of Hot Water
If you currently have a tank water heater in your home, you have likely run out of hot water over the last decade or so. If you are last in line for the shower or run hot water-based appliances, the excess use of hot water will deplete the hot water supply. Depending on the size of the tank and the fuel source, the recovery time can take an hour and, in some cases, over two hours.
Tankless water heaters don’t store water in a tank. Instead, the water heater kicks on only when you need hot water, providing an endless supply.
Rheem tankless water heaters will prevent you from running out of hot water, and cold showers will be a thing of the past.
#2 Reduce Your Energy Bills
With the price of energy rising today, you want to do whatever possible to keep your energy bills down. If it’s time to replace the water heater in your Carrollton, TX home, tankless water heaters will keep your energy bills down.
Tank water heaters heat and store 50+ gallons of water, depending on the size of the tank. The unit will turn on multiple times daily to prevent the water from cooling down, which consumes a significant amount of energy.
Rheem tankless water heaters don’t store water, and turn on only when you need hot water, and consume a lot less energy. According to Energy Star, tankless models conserve 27 to 50 percent more energy than tank models, causing your energy bills to decrease.
Rheem tankless water heaters cost more than tank models, but they cost less to operate, saving you money every month for the next 20 years or so, so the high price tag is worth it.
#3 Saves Space
Traditional tank water heaters are bulky, and you need to reserve a large area for the installation. If your home isn’t very big, the water heater can take up space in the basement that could be used for storage or additional living space or in a closet that could be used for its intended purpose.
Rheem tankless water heaters are much smaller, about the size of a suitcase. Also, the water heater can be hung on the wall in your bathroom, laundry room, or closet, providing more floor space. If space is an issue in your home, tankless water heaters are the best option.
#4 Extended Lifespan
As mentioned above, the average lifespan of a tank water heater is 8 to 12 years. When the water heater reaches the end of its lifespan, it will stop functioning as efficiently as it should, affecting the water temperature and your energy bills. In addition, sediment can build up in the tank over time, resulting in poor hot water pressure, contaminated water, and less space for water storage.
Rheem tankless water heaters have a longer lifespan than tank models. The average lifespan of a tankless model is 20 years, twice the length of a tank model.
Tankless models are more expensive than tank models, but Rheem tankless water heaters last twice as long. You will have to replace your tank water heater twice to equal the lifespan of a tank model, making tankless models a cost-effective option.
#5 Less Maintenance
If you have a tank water heater in your Carrollton, TX home, it should be maintained every year to ensure it reaches its maximum lifespan, and you’ll have to pay a plumber for the yearly maintenance. Tankless water heaters don’t store water, so there’s no risk of sediment affecting how the unit performs; therefore, annual maintenance isn’t necessary. Depending on your water quality, you can go four to five years before needing to maintain the unit. However, if you live in an area with hard water, mineral buildup can occur near the heating element and will need to be removed, but a water softener can help. A tankless model is the better option if you’re tired of waiting for and paying a plumber.
#6 Eliminate the Risk of Water Damage
If the water tank cracks, it can result in 50+ gallons of water flooding your home, causing significant water damage and mold growth, and is every homeowner’s worst nightmare.
Rheem tankless water heaters don’t store water, eliminating the risk of a flood. Tankless models can leak a small amount of water, but not enough to cause significant water damage or mold growth, preventing a disaster from occurring.
#7 Rheem Is a Top Brand
Rheem tankless water heaters are one of the best brands on the market. Forbes gives these models a 4.2-star rating, and Rheem has been a hot water industry leader for nearly 100 years. They gave the pricing, maximum GPM, and customer reviews a “great” rating.
Why Choose bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas?
If it’s time to replace your water heater, call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas. We are a full-service plumbing company and experts in tankless water heaters.
Our plumbers are professionally trained, highly skilled, and have the knowledge and experience to handle all plumbing jobs. If you have a plumbing issue that can’t wait, we provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas.