The traditional hot water heater has a tank that holds several gallons of water. They’re designed to maintain a consistent certain temperature so you can get hot water from the faucet when you need it. The average 50-gallon tank will allow a family of four to take back-to-back showers without running out of hot water or for one or two people to take extra-long showers.
- Longer Life Span – A traditional water heater is designed to last roughly 10 to 15 years. Tankless water heaters are designed to last about 25-30 years with comparable use and when properly installed.
- Added Comfort and Convenience – You have to wait a few minutes for hot water to reach the faucet with a traditional hot water tank, but you receive hot water much more quickly with a tankless hot water heater. They’re also known as an on-demand hot water system for good reason.
- Save Space – A traditional water heater is quite large. They take up quite a lot of space whether you use a 20 gallon water heater or a 50 gallon unit. A tankless water heater is a small box that requires much less space for installation.
- Endless Hot Water – You never have to worry about running out of hot water regardless of how many showers are taken every day because the hot water is produced as it is used instead of being held in a tank and kept hot for your eventual use.
Other Ways to Make Your Home More Efficient
We’re all always seeking new ways to make our homes more energy efficient. Many homeowners install solar panels or windmills to help generate power to reduce their monthly energy bill. Others change all electrical appliances to natural gas, which is a big savings and reduces your carbon footprint as well. Here are some other great ideas to make your home more efficient.
- New Toilets – The average older toilet may use up to seven gallons of water for a single flush. This really adds up to a lot of water when you have two or three toilets in the home. Newer, more efficient toilets only require 1.6 gallons where high efficiency toilets only use roughly 1.28 gallons per flush.
- New Appliances – Look at the energy star rating on all of your appliances and see where you can make improvements. Consider the idea we mentioned above if you have the initial investment capital on hand and would like to improve the energy efficiency of all of your household appliances.
Kizen Plumbing is located in Redondo Beach and we provide all types of plumbing services including seismic retrofitting to area homeowners and business owners. Give us a call at 310-644-9757 if you’re in the greater Redondo Beach area and in need of a reliable plumber or drainage expert.