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The Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

At Dukes of Air in Mesa, AZ, we know that your shower is an essential part of your life. It’s where you get to relax after a long day or rejuvenate before hitting the gym. Or it may be how you start your days, so your showers must be as comfortable as possible. This means having enough hot water for everyone who wants to take one simultaneously (and good luck with that). But if you have a traditional water heater—the ones that heat vast tanks of water and then trickle out into shower heads—you might find yourself running out of hot water while taking your morning shave or getting ready for work. And let’s be honest: Nobody wants to jump into an icy cold shower first thing in the morning!

Tankless water heaters provide a constant supply of hot water.

The key to a tankless water heater is that it heats the water when you need it, not when the tank does. There’s no need for a storage tank, which means you can install your unit anywhere in your home. Since they can be placed anywhere, they are suitable for any size home or apartment—and they work well in all climates. Check out our water heater service page for more information about telling if your traditional water heater is struggling to keep up.

They’re more energy-efficient than traditional water heaters.

They’re more energy-efficient than traditional water heaters.

Tankless water heaters use less energy than tanked water heaters. A tankless heater will take cold water from the tap and immediately turn it into hot water without needing a storage tank. This allows the heater to get rid of waste heat that would usually be sent up your chimney in a traditional system, which means they use less energy overall. In fact, according to Energy Star, most homes using a tankless heater can save around 70 percent on their annual heating costs!

Tankless water heaters also have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance than their tanked counterparts.

Tankless water heaters are more durable and require less maintenance than their tanked counterparts. This means once you have the Dukes of Air install your new tankless water heater, you won’t have to worry about seeing us again to work on it any time soon.

Since there is no storage tank, the unit’s durability is significantly increased because there is less chance for rust and leaks to develop. You can expect your tankless heater to last for decades without problems if you take care of it properly! Whether you need a tankless water heater installed or a traditional water heater maintained, you can rely on our wide range of plumbing services to cover you.

Energy Star-qualified models are available to help save you even more money over the lifetime of your unit.

Tankless models come in different sizes and capacities, so choosing one that matches your household needs best is essential. The average family will need either an 80 or 120-gallon-per-minute (GPM) unit; however, if you have higher usage habits (say three showers at once), then it may be worth investing in something larger than 120 GPM, such as 150 GPM or 200 GPM units which deliver hotter water faster while consuming less energy overall due to their increased efficiency ratings (EER). If you have questions about which GPM you need for your home, feel free to contact the Dukes of Air.

They take up much less space.

The first benefit of a tankless water heater is that it will take up less space. They don’t require a large reservoir to store hot water like a tanked system.

In addition to taking up less room inside your house, these units can also be installed in tight spaces and rooms with limited space. This makes them ideal for homes where the area is at a premium (such as condos and apartments).

Tankless water heaters offer long-term savings and help you avoid running out of hot water.

This is because they use less energy than conventional storage water heaters—and since they’re less expensive to operate over the long run, many people find they pay back the cost of installing one within ten years or sooner.

The average lifespan of a storage tank-type water heater is 8-12 years; however, newer models can last up to 15 years. In contrast, a tankless system typically lasts twice as long, especially if you have us install a water-softening system along with your new tankless water heater.

Tankless water heaters are more efficient. They can save up to 50% on your energy bill compared with traditional water heaters. You might save even more money if you live in a city offering tankless systems rebates. For example, Austin, Texas, offers $1,500 rebates for tankless installations for eligible customers and businesses. The Dukes of Air can help guide you through any rebate options that you may have.

 

Conclusion

We hope this article has provided you with a glimpse into tankless water heaters’ benefits. If you’re still unsure whether a tankless unit is suitable for your home, we recommend talking with an expert, such as the Dukes of Air, who can help you decide. If you live in the Mesa, Arizona region, then the Dukes of Air would love the opportunity to provide you with instant hot water.