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Why You Should Think About Going 'Tankless' this Summer

If you live in a home with four or five people, you might have the unfortunate task of fighting for hot showers in the morning. Sure, you can have some shower at night and some in the morning, but that isn’t always the most convenient solution. One of the reasons homes lose hot water is because traditional hot water heaters can only hold a specific amount of water, usually 40 or 50 gallons. Forty or 50 gallons may sound like a lot, but the average showerhead expels 2.5 gallons per minute, which means if four or five people each take 10-minute showers, you’re going to be out of water in a hurry!

In order to prevent this from happening, you might want to invest in tankless hot water heaters. These, unlike their traditional counterparts, can be installed within close proximity to the faucets in which their needed, clearing up space in the basement. But in addition to creating more space in your home, tankless hot water heaters have a multitude of benefits.

Energy efficiency

We live in an age when many of us expect things to come quickly and efficiently, and tankless hot water heaters fit that mold perfectly. Instead of consistently struggling to keep 40 or 50 gallons of water hot, these only heat water as its needed, meaning you save money on your utility bills every month.

These won’t just save you money when it comes to the heating of water, but it also saves on the usage, too! Because this type of hot water heater only heats up water when needed, it doesn’t have water just sitting in the tank waiting to be used. You only use the water you need, cutting down on costly waste.

No more waiting

By investing in tankless hot water heaters, those early morning fights over the shower will all but disappear because no matter how quickly people shower after one another, they will have hot water! And while the initial investment for these hot water heaters can be a little pricy, it’s worth it in the end when it comes to your monthly utility costs as well as your family’s morning sanity.

If you have questions for us about whether or not tankless hot water heaters are right for your home, please give us a call to schedule a plumbing inspection today!

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