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4 Truths (And 2 Myths) About Tankless Water Heaters

April 15th, 2024

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There are many misconceptions out there about tankless water heaters and what they can do. That’s why our expert team wants to set the record straight. Here are 4 truths and 2 myths about these systems and how they’ll function in your home.


Truth #1: They Use Less Energy

Traditional water heaters use up 50% of the energy they consume just keeping their stored water warm. Since tankless heaters don’t store any water, they don’t expend all that extra energy. This cuts your energy costs significantly and shrinks your home’s carbon footprint at the same time.

Truth #2: They Save Space

Tankless water heaters are much smaller than the massive heaters of the past. Instead of taking over a whole room in your house, these newer models can easily fit under counters, behind screens or panelling, or anywhere else you want to put them. You’ll have more room for all of the other important things in your life and won’t have to deal with a huge eyesore cluttering up your home.

Truth #3: They Last Longer

Tankless water heaters last up to twice as long as traditional water heaters. Gas-powered tankless models can last up to 20 years while electric models can last up to 10 years. That gives them a lot more time to generate savings for you.

Truth #4: They’re Safer

Traditional water heaters come with a few significant safety concerns. Bacteria may begin to grow inside them if they aren’t cleaned regularly, threatening your family’s health. You might also experience problems like flooding or gas leaks if your unit sustains damage.

Tankless water heaters don’t store any water inside them, so they’re much less likely to harbor bacteria and can’t flood your home. Their sealed exhaust and air supply vents reduce your risk of gas leaks.


Myth #1: They Take a Long Time to Work

Tankless water heaters may not have a reserve supply of hot water to draw from, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be waiting around for your shower to heat up.

Modern tankless water heaters work extremely quickly, heating your water in just a few seconds. You won’t even notice the tiny delay when you turn on your tap – and once you have a steady stream of hot water pouring out, you can keep it going for as long as you need to.

Myth #2: You Can Only Use Them for One Thing at a Time

Many people think that tankless water heaters just can’t work fast enough to heat water for multiple tasks at once. While it’s true that smaller units might struggle to keep up with the hot water demands of a full household, there are many models available that are more than up to the task. Choose the heater that’s right for your needs and you won’t have to worry.

Go Tankless Today

If you’re interested in upgrading to a tankless water heater, contact the experts at Syles Mechanical. Our team will help you select the right heater for your needs and set it up so you can start enjoying its many benefits right away.

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