Hot water tanks don't last forever, with the average lifespan for a gas hot water tank lasting between 6-12 years. When your old tank finally needs to be replaced, know that you do not need to replace it with a similar model that you once had. Tankless hot water heaters are viable alternatives for a home, with them having several benefits.
Tankless Hot Water Heaters Are Easy To Place
If you are remodeling a home, you may be running into an issue of where to place the huge hot water tank. If you make the switch to a tankless model, the footprint will be much smaller, which means it can go almost anywhere in your home. No basement? The tankless hot water heater could easily go into a closet on the first floor. All you need is a way to ventilate the unit to the outside.
On the flip side, switching to a tankless hot water heater could mean freeing up some space in a basement that could be used for more storage or a living area.
Tankless Hot Water Heaters Could Cause Less Damage
One of the potential problems with having a hot water tank is what happens if the tank were to rust through. There is an anode rod inside the tank that is designed to rust first before the exterior of the tank. If the anode rod deteriorates and you do not realize it, the tank could have a hole that forms in it that causes all the water to empty out of the tank and onto your floor. Not only will the tank suddenly needs to be replaced, but the damage that is caused could be extensive.
A tankless model could have a leaking pipe, but you will not need to worry about several dozen gallons of water suddenly draining onto your floor.
Tankless Hot Water Heaters Provide More Hot Water
Since all water is heated on demand, it means that the hot water in your home will be limitless. It's not possible to run out of hot water because someone in your home took too long of a hot shower. That said, tankless models may not be able to produce enough hot water to meet simultaneous demands. You may find that it's not possible to have several people showering at once.
If a tankless model is what you have decided is best for your home, have a plumber handle the installation for you. For more information, contact A Absolute Plumbing & Heating or a similar company.Share