Although the water heater in your Carrollton, TX home is technically an appliance, it is also an essential part of your home’s plumbing system. When water comes into your home, it’s cold, and your water heater heats the water, so it is there when you need it.
The average lifespan of a traditional tank water heater is between 8 and 12 years. When the unit reaches its maximum lifespan, it will need to be replaced.
When you replace your existing unit, you don’t have to install a new traditional tank water heater. You can look into Rheem tankless water heaters, which can be more beneficial than a traditional unit in several ways.
If you aren’t familiar with Rheem water heaters and their benefits, read on.
#1 Saves Money and Energy
Traditional tank water heaters draw a lot of energy. The water heater heats and reheats 50 gallons of water to ensure it is available when you need it, which requires a lot of energy.
Rheem tankless water heaters don’t store and heat hot water. The unit only kicks on when a hot water tap is turned on, which can lower your energy costs by 30 to 50 percent.
These water heaters are more energy-efficient than tank water heaters. Up to 97 percent of the fuel consumed by the unit goes directly to heating the water when necessary.
#2 Continuous Supply of Hot Water
It isn’t uncommon to run out of hot water if you have a traditional tank water heater in your home. If you have a big family and are last in line for the shower, you could end up taking a cold shower. The same is true if hot water is used from various taps simultaneously, such as the shower, washing machine, and dishwasher. If this happens, you could install a larger unit; however, installing Rheem tankless water heaters is the better option.
Rheem tankless water heaters don’t store water and instead provide hot water on demand. The unit will turn on when a hot water tap is turned on; therefore, you will have a continuous supply of hot water. If you replace your existing water heater with one of these water heaters, you won’t have to worry about running out of hot water in the middle of a shower. You also won’t need to wait for the water heater to recover before taking a shower.
#3 Saves Space
Traditional tank water heaters are very large and require a lot of space. This can be a problem if you don’t have much space in your Carrollton, TX home. Many homeowners keep the water heater in the basement, but if it’s a finished basement, you will have less space in the finished area. If you don’t have a basement, you will need to store the unit in a closet to keep it out of sight for aesthetics, taking up valuable closet space.
Rheem tankless water heaters are very compact. They are about the size of a small suitcase and can be mounted on the wall in the basement or a closet, saving floor or closet space.
#4 Work with Different Types of Fuel
Rheem tankless water heaters are great because they work on different fuel types, and you won’t need to make any significant changes in your home when going from a traditional tank unit to a tankless model.
Rheem tankless water heaters run on natural gas, propane, and electricity. Although electric models are the most efficient, propane and natural gas models will still save a significant amount of energy, keeping your electric bills down.
#5 They Last Longer
One of the best reasons to replace your traditional tank unit with a tankless water heater is that Rheem tankless water heaters last longer. As mentioned above, the average lifespan of a tank water heater is 8 to 12 years, and a tankless water heater can last as long as 20 years.
Although tankless water heaters are more expensive to purchase and install than traditional water heaters, they last twice as long, making tankless units well worth the cost.
#6 Cleaner, Fresher Water
Contaminated water is a common issue with traditional tank water heaters. When warm water remains in the tank for too long, sulfate bacteria can form in the tank, giving the hot water a rotten egg smell. When sediment builds up in the tank, it can break apart, contaminating the water. The same is true if the unit is nearing the end of its lifespan. When the inside of the tank breaks down, tiny pieces of metal and sediment can contaminate the water.
If you install this water heater in your Carrollton, TX home, the water will be clean and fresh. The water isn’t stored in a tank for long periods and goes directly to the faucet, ensuring the hot water will be clean and fresh every time you turn o a hot water tap.
#7 Reduce the Risk of a Leak or Flood
Traditional tank water heaters store 50 gallons of water or more, so it’s there when you need it. If the tank cracks, water can start leaking from the tank. If the damage to the tank is severe, 50+ gallons of water will flood your home, causing considerable damage.
Rheem tankless water heaters could develop a minor like, which is rare. Even if the unit leaks, it will only produce a small puddle on the floor, which will cause less damage than a flooded water tank.
Why Choose bluefrog Plumbing & Drain of North Dallas?
If you plan to replace your existing traditional tank water heater with a tankless model, call bluefrog Plumbing & Drain of North Dallas. We are a full-service plumbing company and are an authorized dealer of Rheem tankless water heaters.
Our plumbers are professionally trained, highly skilled, and are qualified to install, maintain and repair tankless water heaters.
We are members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association and have an excellent reputation. We have an A+ rating with Better Business Bureau and have a 5-star rating on Google and are Google Guaranteed. We are a Home Advisor Screened & Approved business, and in 2020, we won Home Advisor’s Best Of award. In 2021, Expertise.com named us the Best Plumbers in Frisco.
To schedule an appointment to have a tankless water heater installed or any other plumbing service, give us a call or book online.