The water entering your house is cold and fills the water heater where it’s heated and stored. The unit allows you to shower, wash your hands, clean and cook, and your hot water-based appliances to function at peak performance.
Your water heater lasts eight to 12 years and will no longer function efficiently if it isn’t replaced. Significant sediment buildup could require a replacement if it affects the water quality or hot water pressure, and a crack in the tank also requires a replacement.
If it’s time to replace the unit, you don’t have to install another tank model, and you should look into Rheem tankless water heaters. When you understand how these units work and can benefit your Plato, TX, home, and family, you may decide that a tank model isn’t the best option.
#1 A Reputable Name
Rheem is one of the top heating, cooling, and water heater manufacturers and has been producing water heaters since the early 30s. In addition, they were one of the first companies to produce water heaters.
You can trust Rheem tankless water heaters based on the company’s history and outstanding record over the years.
#2 Energy Efficient
Most homeowners look for energy-efficient appliances to keep their energy costs down. In addition, installing energy-efficient appliances come with tax credits and rebates.
You can find energy-efficient tank models, but they won’t be as energy efficient as Rheem tankless water heaters. Tank units constantly run to heat the water supply, consuming a significant amount of energy.
Rheem tankless water heaters only run when someone runs the hot water and can reduce your energy bill by up to 34 percent, so installing a tankless unit in your Plano, TX home is the more cost-effective option.
#3 You Won’t Run Out of Hot Water
You can run out of hot water if you use too much water in a short period. For example, if you’re the last one in your family to take a shower or the dishwasher runs while you’re in the shower, you can deplete the water supply, and it can take an hour or longer for the unit to recover. This can be a hassle because nobody wants to take a cold shower, and you may not have time to wait for the unit to recover.
Rheem tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand and don’t store water, so installing one in your Plano, TX home will eliminate the risk of running out of hot water, and you’ll never have to take a cold shower again.
#4 Save Space
Traditional tank water heaters store 40 to 100 gallons of water, so they must be relatively large. A 60 gallon unit is around 60-inches tall and 24-inches wide, and takes up a significant amount of floor space in your Plano, TX home. If you want to free up the space or the unit is an eyesore, you should consider going with a tankless model.
Rheem tankless water heaters are small, about the size of the suitcase, and the standard size is 28-inches tall, 20-inches wide, and 10-inches deep. Not only are tankless models smaller and more compact than tank models, but they can be hung on the basement or closet wall, under the sink, or on your home’s exterior wall.
If you’re trying to de-clutter your house and want to create more space, installing a tankless model can help.
#5 Extended Lifespan
As mentioned above, traditional tank units last eight to 12 years and will no longer function efficiently and must be replaced. Rheem tankless water heaters can last for 20 years with proper maintenance and care, which is twice the lifespan of a tank model.
Rheem tankless water heaters are more expensive to install, but it’s worth it over time. You’d need to replace a tank water heater twice in 20 years and just once if you go with a tankless model. If you have the cash for the initial investment, a tankless model is more cost-effective than a tank unit.
#6 Eliminate the Risk of a Flood
The stored water in a tank unit can flood your house if the tank cracks, resulting in significant water damage and mold growth. Tankless water heaters don’t store hot water, eliminating a flood risk.
Problems with a tankless model can cause it to leak, but only a small amount of water that can be wiped up with a towel.
If you’re worried about what a flood can do in your home, installing a tankless model will give you peace of mind.
#7 Less Maintenance
Plumbing experts recommend maintaining tank water heaters every year. If you have hard water, maintaining the unit every six months may be necessary. Neglecting to maintain the unit can result in a significant amount of sediment buildup in the tank, resulting in contaminated water, poor hot water pressure. The sediment can crack the tank, causing the tank’s contents to flood your home.
Rheem tankless models don’t store water and should be maintained every four to five years to eliminate sediment buildup near the heating element. You can flush the unit yourself with a vinegar solution, preventing sediment buildup, and you won’t have to spend a fortune on routine maintenance services.
Call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas
If you want to learn more about Rheem tankless water heaters or want to install one in your house, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas can help.
We’re a full-service plumbing and drain company and a member of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association. Our plumbers are professionally trained and their knowledge and skill have allowed them to tackle some of the most challenging jobs in the plumbing industry.
If a plumbing problem arises that must be addressed immediately, we’re here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we’ll get a plumber to your house as quickly as possible to resolve the problem.
We have an excellent reputation in the community, with a 5-star rating on Google and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. We won Home Advisor’s Best Of award in 2020 and Expertise.com’s Best Plumber in Plano in 2021.
You can call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas to schedule an appointment or book online.
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