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Why Should You Consider a Tankless Water Heater?

Tankless water heater technology has remained largely unchanged for many years, because it still works well today. There are several benefits of installing this type of system in your home, and here are a few of them. At Ben Franklin Plumbing Dallas, we have the experience and know-how needed to quickly install a system which will provide you years of worry-free performance.

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The Benefits of Tankless Water Heater Technology

A traditional water heater uses a tank that heats and stores water. While you always have hot water on hand, you still need constant energy in order to keep the water in the tank hot. This is a wasteful, energy-inefficient system. A tankless water heater, on the other hand, only works on demand when it senses that a hot water faucet has been activated. That results in not only less energy used, but lower utility costs as well. When installed by an experienced Dallas plumber, a tankless system can be as much as 30 percent more energy efficient than a traditional system.

  • Operational efficiency: Tankless systems can be powered by electricity, natural gas or propane, and most models can heat water much faster at less cost. An electric tankless system is best installed during the construction of a new home because existing homes may not have the necessary hook-ups or venting. For a new home, the cost difference between installing a tankless system and a tank water heater is not that significant.
  • Durability: While the average tank heater has a span of 10 years, a tankless water heater is designed to last at least twice as long. The reason is, they are not subjected to the same kind of corrosion that can doom a tank heater.
  • Space savings: One of the biggest benefits of installing a tankless water heater is its size. They are a mere fraction of the size of tank heaters, and therefore obviously take up less space. They are perfect for small homes and condominiums where space can be rather cramped. And they can even be installed outside of a home.

A tankless water heater is typically more expensive than a traditional tank-style system, but the cost is comparable to that of a high-efficiency tank heater. If you would like to learn more or schedule an installation appointment, contact Ben Franklin Plumbing Dallas online or give us a call at (972) 895-7775. What do you think of tankless technology? Share your opinionwith us by clicking one of the social media icons on this page.