Tankless water heaters, also called ‘on demand’ water heaters, produce hot water only when you start the dishwasher, shower, faucet, or laundry. You may experience a little longer wait for hot water because there is not a storage tank of water constantly being heated. However, with most units this time differential is minimal.
Where a traditional tank water heater has a useful life of 8 to 10 years, the new tankless models are rated for 12 to 20 years. There are some design modifications that may be necessary of you make the switch. A gas model might have different venting and gas supply requirements than the heater you are replacing.
If your traditional water heater is nearing the end of it’s useful life it may be time to evaluate going tankless. Let the experts at Newman’s Plumbing Service and Repair help you consider the various options and how they might work in your home and with your family’s lifestyle.
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