An on-demand water heater is a system for your home to have hot water, without the need for a hot water storage tank. At Knight’s Mechanical, a plumber can provide you with an estimate of what it would cost to install an on-demand water heater in your home and discuss the benefits of such a system.
The Benefits of an On-Demand Water Heater
When you install an on-demand water heater, you get the convenience of always having access to hot water. There’s no need to wait for the storage tank to fill back up after someone takes a long shower, or you have run too many loads of laundry. Benefits include:
- There’s no storage tank to worry about.
- You don’t have to wait for water to heat up.
- Energy bills are lower because a hot water tank doesn’t need to be kept at a consistent temperature.
- Tankless systems are energy efficient. When you don’t have to wait a few minutes for the water to heat up, you won’t have to run your water and waste precious gallons because it’s not warm enough to shower.
Drawbacks to Tankless Water Heaters
One drawback to a tankless water heater is that water flow can become weak if you have too many people using the hot water at the same time. If you have a large family, you can install more than one tankless water heater within the home to take care of all of your hot water needs.
Tankless water heater systems are more expensive than traditional water heater systems, but they are going to last longer and cost you less money to run. In general, it is worth the investment to install a tankless water heater in your home to replace your traditional system once it needs to be replaced.
Contact Knight’s Mechanical for an Estimate
If you need a new water heater, or your existing one needs service, it’s time to contact Knight’s Mechanical at 270-765-4141 to set up an in-home estimate. One of our dependable plumbers can come repair or replace your system as needed.