It’s time to replace your water heater, and you’re torn; should I get a water tank or a tankless water heater?
If you’ve been doing your research, chances are you’ve come across some conflicting information about whether a tankless water heater is worth it.
We want to dispel the rumours, and share the truth about tankless water heaters. Be warned; some of these facts will surprise you!
1. They Could Save You 46% on Your Energy Bill – or More!
A common myth about whole house tankless water heaters is that they’ll cost you an arm and a leg to install and operate. In fact, they could actually save you money!
While tankless models do have a higher upfront installation costs, studies have shown that you could save between 20- 50% on your energy bills. One study documented an average savings of 46% per household, and some people have saved as much as as 70%!
This is because instead of wasting energy keep water warm in a tank, a tankless water heater only heats water as you use it.
2. They Last up to 12 Years Longer Than Water Tanks
Another way that tankless surpasses traditional tank models is that they last longer. While a water tank will last between 8-12 years, a tankless water heater will last as long as 20 years with proper care. For every 2 water tanks you install, you only have to get 1 tankless water heater.
3. You’ll Never Run Out of Hot Water Again
How many times have you been the last person to grab a shower in the morning, and the hot water has run out? You get plunged into a frigid wave of water, and it’s a brutal wake-up call.
When you use whole house tankless water heaters, you never have to worry about doing an unexpected polar dip again! The water is heated as it flows through the tankless system, so you never run out or have to wait for the tank to fill up.
4. You Can Get a Tankless Water Heater Even If You’ve Never Had One
Many people hold off on going tankless because they don’t think their home is properly formatted for a tankless water heater.
The truth about tankless water heaters is that they do require a different set up from installing a water tank, but that doesn’t mean your home can’t have one!
First, you should request a quote from us to start the process. We’ll inspect your home set up and make sure you have the proper hookups and we get the correctly-sized pipes and system.
If you aren’t sure whether tankless is right for you, just ask us! We have a lot of experience with water heaters, and will be able to present you with options.
5. Tankless Water Heaters Have Safety Features to Prevent Catastrophic Home Damage
One of the biggest causes of property damage in Western Canada is water damage. This includes water tanks. Water tanks often go unattended, and don’t think about them until a catastrophe occurs.
Water tanks are subject to corrosion over time, and leaks can occur. These leaks cause water damage in your home, like this family whose entertainment room and hardwood flooring were completely destroyed.
The worse the damage, the more money it’s going to cost to to repair your home and everything the water destroyed. Not to mention you’ll be without hot water for who knows how long.
The whole house tankless water heaters we sell come with advanced safety features that include an emergency shut off. If something isn’t operating correctly, the heater will turn itself off to reduce the risk of further damage.
6. You’ll Save Space
You may not think that saving space is a big deal, but a water tank actually takes up about 9-12 feet in your basement. That’s space that could be occupied by grandma’s collectibles, boxes of holiday decorations, or that old chair you haven’t thrown out yet.
A tankless water heater is slim, sleek, and is mounted on your wall. It takes minimal space, and gives you back your basement, all while delivering wonderfully warm water at a moment’s notice.
7. There Are Lots of Rebates – Take Advantage of Them!
In Alberta, we have some great tankless water heater rebates you definitely want if you’re making the switch. The Government of Alberta is offering $1,000 alone to switch to an Energy Star certified tankless system.
On top of that, we have our own offers! Find out more>
Ready to Take the Plunge?
Are you ready to stop waiting and start saving with a whole house tankless water heater? Then give us a call! We’ll give you an honest and fair quote, and help you make the right decision.