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Advantages of Having a Tankless Hot Water Heater in Your Tacoma Home

Picture the scene, it’s a cold winter’s morning you step out of your robe and into warm embrace of a  hot shower. You feel more alive as the water runs over your body and the steam starts to fill the room, then the water runs cold. Your day is literally ruined, and forget about anyone else in the house being able to enjoy the luxury. There’s nothing worse than not being able to finish a shower. I suppose if you have the cash it’s an easy problem to fix, you can just buy a large geyser system. However, if you don’t have that kind of funding available to solve the drama there might just be another way and the tankless water heater is your solution.

The Tacoma tankless hot water heater quite simply stated, heats water at your demand. How does it work?. As opposed to the traditional conventional heater that stores hot water in a tank, a tankless water heater operates by heating water as it passes through the pipes in the unit.

There are pros and cons to consider before you invest in a piece of equipment such as a tankless hot water heater. Let’s talk about those and think about them before you make a decision about purchasing this equipment.

A tankless hot water heater has several basic advantages.

  • Firstly you will never have to worry about your morning shower running cold as the system provides hot water instantly and for as long as you require. It also uses a lot less energy and lasts for a long time unlike a geyser system.

Did you know that your geyser is responsible for a large portion of your electricity bill? You see, if the geyser is switched on then it will be working and heating water, even if you’re not home. What a waste of money and resources! Now this type of water heater only heats the water on your demand therefore it doesn’t waste any energy while you’re at work or on vacation. The amount you will save on your monthly bill will also depend upon your consumption of hot water, but if you are like most full-time working people and only use hot water in the morning and evening, then you can expect your energy bill to reduce quite substantially.

  • A Tacoma tankless hot water heater does not suffer from mineral build up in the system and if you spend a little money and buy a decent brand then you can expect a lifespan on a system to be 20 years or more without your equipment having to be repaired or replaced.

This means that your unit should last a good time. The average regular water heater will last anywhere from ten to twenty years. The range of years is caused by the quality of your local water, the quality of the water heater, and how well you maintain it. a tankless unit needs very little maintenance since they don’t hold water. An electric tankless water heater can last from twenty to thirty years, or sometimes more.

Although the above may sound great there is a high initial cost that you would have to outlay. The systems are generally much more expensive than ordinary water heating systems but you must remember that the offsets in the above-mentioned pros will eventually recover your investment in the long-term.

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