2 Reasons to Install a Tankless Water Heater

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One of the best options available to you when installing a water heater in your home is a tankless water heater because this option can provide you with a wide range of benefits that a traditional water heater really can't match. Listed below are two reasons to install a tankless water heater.

Lower Risk of Damage to Your Home

A tankless water heater won't cause extensive damage to your home if it malfunctions. In most cases, if a tankless water heater does spring a leak, it will be a relatively minor one where the water heater is connected to your pipes. This means that the leak will take much longer to cause a lot of damage, which gives you more time to discover the leak and have it repaired. 

With a normal water heater, there is the potential for the large tank of water to develop a leak and quickly unleash several gallons of water across your basement, utility room, or any other area of the home near the water heater. In that situation, you will likely end up with a lot of damage due to the flooding.

Provides More Hot Water

You will also want to consider installing a tankless water heater because it can provide you with access to more hot water than a traditional water heater can. The reason for this is that the tankless water heater will provide hot water whenever you need it. The system starts heating up water as soon as it detects that a hot water tap has been turned on, so there is no need to wait while a large water heater tank refills before you can bathe because someone else in the house decided to do laundry, run the dishwasher, or shower. 

In addition, this option is ideal for larger households where the hot water is always running out due to everyone trying to shower in the morning or before bed. Sure, the tankless water heater will take a few seconds to provide hot water due to the on-demand heating, but that wait is going to be much shorter than waiting for a traditional water heater to refill.

Contact a plumber or contractor like Budget Rooter Plumbing & Drain Cleaning to discuss the many benefits that a tankless water heater can provide. A tankless water heater can provide you with a lower chance of damage to your home and access to more hot water than traditional water heaters.

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