Traditional, tank-style water heaters typically last 7-10 years and cost about 1-1/2 times as much to operate as a tankless model.
Tankless water heater models heat water on demand in the quantity needed. Water flows through a heating element immediately before use. The only energy needed is that required to heat the water as it flows through.
Compare this to a traditional, tank-style water heater, which heats a whole tank of water regardless of how much is needed and then keeps it hot. And, once the tank is empty, you have no hot water until the tank has had enough time to refill and heat it all again.
Chicagoland homeowners often wait until their water heater dies before replacing it. Others want to take advantage of the benefits of a new water heater with up-to-date features as soon as they can.
Whether your interest in a new water heater results from a need or want, it makes sense to invest in a tankless model for your next purchase. And, if that’s what you decide, our plumbers are here to help you install it!
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If your home in New Lenox or Frankfort does not have a tankless water heater, you may run out of hot water on high-demand occasions. You may have to schedule the use of the dishwasher, washing machine, or other housekeeping activities around the times when family members are taking showers. Not only is that inconvenient, but it can also waste time.
Suppose your family frequently uses large amounts of hot water over a short period. In that case, you may want to purchase two tankless water heaters to ensure you have all the hot water you need in the most cost-efficient manner possible.
Tankless water heaters use significantly less energy than a traditional, tank-style water heater. Although you use essentially the same amount of hot water regardless of which type of water heater you have, the tank-style model stores a full tank of hot water which it continues to re-heat for hours or even days until needed.
Compared to a Navien tankless water heater, a tank-style model will use more water and more gas or electricity to heat the water and keep it hot.
Tank-style water heaters are large and bulky. They’re ugly, too. For these reasons, they are often located in garages or out-of-the-way utility closets. This can mean that the hot water has to travel the length of the house to reach the washer, dryer, dishwasher, shower, tub, or sink where it’s needed.
For several reasons, replacing an outdated tank-style water heater with a smaller, more energy-efficient tankless model makes sense. You can gain 10-12 square feet of space in your home and possibly eliminate the need for an entire closet. With its smaller footprint, the tankless model often can be located closer to the area of the house where hot water is most needed.
Are you planning to sell your home within the next several years? Replacing built-in appliances with energy-efficient models like a tankless water heater can generate positive attention among potential buyers. Your home may even sell faster or at a higher price. To learn just how much you can save, ask our plumber prior to installation.
When you are in the market for a new hot water heater, contact Update Heating and Cooling Services for a free estimate, no-hassle pricing, and the best customer service in the industry. Our service area includes Frankfort, New Lenox IL, Lockport, and the surrounding areas. Emergency service is available 24/7.