Hot water is essential to your daily life. You rely on hot water to shower, wash your hands, cook, and clean. In addition, your washing machine and dishwasher need hot water to function correctly.
Your water heater is responsible for providing hot water. The tank fills when water enters your Carrollton, TX home, where it’s heated and stored, so there’s always hot water when needed. The average tank unit lasts between eight and ten years old. If the unit is over ten years old, it’s on borrowed time, and it’s time to start planning to replace it.
When this time comes, you have two options. You can install another tank water heater like you had, but you should also look into Rheem tankless water heaters. Tankless models have benefits you can’t get from a traditional tank water heater.
#1 Energy Efficiency
With energy bills on the rise today, most homeowners are doing whatever possible to save money. The tank water heaters on the market today are more energy-efficient than older units but won’t be as energy-efficient as Rheem tankless water heaters.
If your family uses 41 gallons or less of hot water, tankless models can be 24 to 34 percent more energy efficient than tank units, and Rheem tankless water heaters may be the best option for your home.
#2 Save Money On Your Energy Bills
Rheem tankless water heaters can save more money on energy bills than tank models. According to the US Department of Energy, installing a gas-fired tankless model can save over $100 a year on your energy bills, and electric Rheem tankless water heaters can save up to $44 a year.
Tank water heaters store 50+ gallons of water, and the unit will have to kick on multiple times a day to ensure the water in the tank remains hot. Tankless models kick on only when someone turns on the hot water and doesn’t heat and store large amounts of water, consuming much less energy and causing your energy bills to decrease.
#3 Longer Lifespan
As mentioned above, the average lifespan of a tank water heater is between eight and ten years, and Rheem tankless water heaters have a much longer lifespan and can last 20 to 30 years. It’s more expensive to install a tankless model than a conventional tank unit, but you won’t have to replace the tankless unit as frequently, saving your money in the long run. If your tankless unit is adequately maintained, you’ll need to replace a tank unit two or three times over 30 years, and Rheem tankless water heaters need to be replaced once over 30 years.
#4 Save Space
Rheem tankless water heaters don’t store water and are a lot smaller than traditional tank units, which can be beneficial if you want to free up space in your Carrollton, TX home. Tankless models are about the size of a suitcase and can be hung on the wall, freeing up floor space where the unit is installed. If your home is very small and you have little room for the unit, tankless models can be installed on an exterior wall.
#5 You Won’t Have to Wait For the Water to Heat Up
If you have a tank water heater in your home, you already know that it takes 15 to 25 seconds for the water to heat up. Rheem tankless water heaters deliver two to three gallons of hot water per minute, and the water will be hot as soon as you turn on the hot water. Not only will this save time, but it will prevent you from wasting water while waiting for it to heat up.
#6 You Won’t Run Out of Hot Water
There’s nothing worse than running out of hot water in the middle of a shower. If you have a big family and you’re last in line for the shower, there’s a good chance you’ll run out of hot water. The same is true if you run the washing machine or dishwasher when the shower runs. Installing a tankless model will solve the problem if you’re tired of taking cold showers.
Tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand and don’t store hot water, eliminating the risk of running out of hot water.
#7 Eliminate the Flood Risk
Tank water heaters store 50+ gallons of water, depending on the size of the tank. If the water tank cracks, the contents of the tank will flood your Carrollton, TX home, resulting in considerable water damage and mold growth. Tankless water heaters don’t store water, eliminating the flood risk. Tankless models can drip if there’s a problem, but it won’t cause significant water damage, and you can use a towel to dry the floor.
Call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas
If it’s time to replace your existing water heater and you want to install a tankless model, call Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas. We are a full-service plumbing company, serving customers in the area for years.
Our plumbers are professionally trained and are experts in tankless water heater installation. They have the knowledge and experience to handle any plumbing problem.
We are members of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association; we’re an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and have a 5-star rating on Google. We won Home Advisor’s Best Of award in 2020 and Expertise.com’s Best Plumbers in Plano in 2021.
If you have a plumbing emergency and we aren’t in the office or don’t have an available appointment, don’t panic. We provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and will get a plumber to your home as quickly as possible to resolve the problem.
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