Here at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, one of our main goals is to make sure our customers across Lower Bucks County and the surrounding areas are properly informed about plumbing products that can make their lives simpler and more cost-efficient. In this post, we'll shed some light on signs that it's time replace your water heater, along with what you need to know about tankless water heaters and how they can benefit you and your household.
Is It Time to Replace My Water Heater?
The average lifespan of a water heater is only 10-15 years. If you believe that your water heater is going to break down on you and could leave you needing emergency plumbing service in Plymouth Meeting, call us today.
Now's the Time to Go Tankless
Remember when homeowners were getting rid of their old school refrigerators and washer and dryers? Now, more and more people are doing the same, but with their hot water heaters and converting over to tankless water heaters. Why would you want to continue using inefficient, energy-wasting products when a long-lasting, tankless water heater is calling your name?
Even though having a tankless water heater professionally installed in your home is an investment, it beats the alternative of older water heaters using limited amounts of hot water and taking too long to heat up. Plus, older, more inefficient tanks use more energy and rack up utility costs.
We'll give you a modest, six reasons why getting rid of the outdated water heater in your home is a good idea.
- Tankless water heaters can last up to two times longer than conventional hot water heaters
According to the Department of Energy, a majority of tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years. This is nearly double the lifespan of conventional hot water heaters, which tend to last anywhere from 10 to 15 years.
- Water stored in tankless water heaters come out cleaner
When it comes to tankless water heaters, they do not have a large amount of water sitting in one place for a prolonged period of time like traditional water heaters do. In traditional water heaters, water sits for a long time, which makes the tank susceptible to rust and other contaminants getting into the water supply.
- Tankless water heaters never run out of hot water
What is worse than getting home from a long day of work and stepping in the shower, only to find out that you've run out of hot water? This could happen to anybody who owns a conventional water heater in their home. However, with a tankless, water only heats up as needed from an always-abundant supply. Your new tankless water heater has sensors that can detect when and where hot water is being turned on from, have that water warmed up and sent to the shower head or faucet instantaneously.
- Tankless water heaters take up much less space
For countless residents in Lower Bucks County, a conventional water heater takes up significant space in the garage, closet, laundry room, etc., of your home. Why not opt to gain more space and choose to install a tankless water heater? It can easily be mounted to the wall, and is just about the size of a briefcase!
- Tankless water heaters use less energy
With a traditional water heater, water has to be continuously reheated, which uses a significant amount of energy and adds more wear on your system. But with a tankless water heater, you'll conserve more energy, as water is used only when there is a demand for hot water.
- Little risk of encountering piping hot water
When you install a tankless water heater in your home, one comfortable temperature is set and used to heat the water in your entire home or apartment. Say goodbye to the days of setting the water temperature extremely high in hopes of heating up quicker. You won't have to worry about encouraging dangerously hot water with a tankless system.
By calling Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to install a tankless water heater in your home, you are making a smart investment in regards to time, health, and savings. Our plumbing company proudly travels out to homes in Bala Cynwyd, as well as locally right here in Levittown.
To schedule an appointment for a technician to come out call (215) 515-0918 today!