The situation is frustrating when you are getting late from office but you have to wait till hot water reaches your shower. No one likes to spend time waiting for hot water to show up. One simple solution is to replace your old water heater with a tankless water heater. There is a number of advantages and few disadvantages associated with tankless water tanks.
Old water heaters heat up the same water multiple times in a day which means you have to pay extra in utility bills. One of the advantages of tankless water heaters is that they heat up water directly at the source while it’s being consumed avoiding standby energy losses. On top of that, you don’t have to wait for the hot water to reach the sink. Instant supply of hot water will definitely make your life easy.
Tankless systems are small units that can easily be mounted on the wall. You can also have them installed outside of your premise. Installing the system outdoor will get you valuable storage space in your home. Outdoor plumbing fixtures are easy to maintain and repair. Tankless water heating systems can have a service life in excess of 20 years. They remain in good shape due to ease of maintenance and zero water damage and leaks.
So far as the capacity is concerned, tankless systems can provide 2-5 gallons of hot water per minute. The gas-fired tankless unit produces higher flow rates than that of electric. An average household does not consume that much water. However, large households might need more than one tankless systems to meet their hot water needs. It would be hard for a single system to support multiple and simultaneous uses.
Tankless water heaters are expensive than traditional storage water heater. However, the lower energy costs and longer service life offset the initial high cost. It is critical to replace old pipes, fixtures, and heating systems on time so that further issues can be avoided.
Dunn Rite Plumbing, a proud team of plumbers in Edmonton, provides comprehensive plumbing and gas services including installation and repair of water tanks. As a professional and dedicated plumbing experts, our focus is to make your home and office efficient in terms of plumbing and gas systems. If you are in Edmonton and looking to replace outdated fixtures and get rid of plumbing issues permanently, give us a quick call and schedule the same day appointment.