Are you tired of running out of hot water by the time the last person in your household showers? Or paying a high utility bill to keep heating and reheating the tank of water? If yes, then a tankless water heater might provide the alternative you’ve been looking for. To learn more about point of use units or to schedule service in the Southern Illinois area, call A & W Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
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Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters
Deciding between a tankless water heater and a traditional unit can be a difficult choice for households. When considering an on-demand water heater, think about these advantages:
- It only heats the exact amount of water needed -- saving you money on your monthly utility bills.
- Requires less maintenance than traditional units.
- Poses less risk of contaminated water.
- Takes up less space than traditional models.
Life Expectancy of Tankless Units
Like all appliances, there is no guarantee how long a tankless water heater will last. However, there are estimates available. These units can last between 10 to 20 years -- or longer -- depending on how well the system is maintained, how often it is used, and the quality of water it is heating. The life span can also vary based on the make and model.
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Issues You Might Encounter with On Demand Water Heaters
No appliance or system is perfect. While there are many advantages to instant hot water heaters, there are some issues you might encounter during the installation or usage. Some of these can include:
- Cost: The initial cost of the system is more expensive, but the money you will save on energy usage can soon outweigh the price of the unit.
- Installation: During installation, extensive piping, proper venting and electrical expertise are required.
- Buildup: Corrosion and mineral buildup may occur if the unit is not flushed every six months.
- Overload: Product overload can occur if the heater was improperly sized for its usage.