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6 Reasons Why You Should Go Tankless! Put Traditional Water Heaters in the Past

Are you considering a tankless water heater installation in the Ann Arbor area?

Here are some reasons that other people go tankless.

No one want’s a cold shower. It’s also a pain waiting for the water to heat up so you can wash dishes. If you’re tired of waiting…and waiting… for hot water - you’ve come to the right place! There are many different types of water heaters available. Which one is right for you? If you’re looking for new water heater installation in the Ann Arbor area, tankless water heaters may offer several advantages over traditional water heaters.

Here are fou reasons why you may want to choose a tankless water heater:

#1: Unlimited hot water!

Attention long shower takers! Can you hear the angels singing? Tankless water heaters give you the joy of having unlimited hot water. This is possibly the best reason to own a tankless water heater. Although it does not deliver the water to the point of use any faster (unless you get one with a recirculating pump), you won’t have to worry about running out of hot water no matter how many people shower back to back.

#2: More energy efficient.

Tankless water heaters are much more energy efficient in comparison to traditional water heaters. They only heat up the water when you need it. A traditional water heater is constantly heating the water inside the tank.

#3: Save space.

Though it may not be the first reason you think of; you will have more space in your mechanical area for storage or just ease of access to maintain and service your appliances.

#4: Longer life span

While conventional water heaters last only 8 to 12 years, Tankless water heaters tend to last 20+ years in most cases. Though an occasional repair may be necessary, they unit as a whole will out last the tank style water heater every time. Navien NPE series tankless residential water heaters come with 15 year heat exchanger warranty and a 5 year parts warranty. Conventional tank type water heaters typically come with a 6 year tank and parts warranty.

#5 Simple maintenance

Simple annual maintenance will increase the life span and deliver optimal performance. Some things to do annually as maintenance:

  • Flush / descale heat exchanger
  • clean inlet water screens
  • clean air filter
  • clean condensate trap
  • check gas pressure with manometer

# 6 No anode, rotten egg smell issues

Often times the magnesium anode rod in a tank water heater will react with sulfide bacteria in your well water causing a rotten egg smell in your water. If you have ever called a water conditioning company to complain about sulfide bacteria smell, one of the first things they tell you to do is to remove the anode rod. Ironically most water heater manufacturers will tell you if you remove the anode rod that will void the warranty.

Obviously, this is not an issue with tankless water heaters. Not to say you will never experience sulfide bacteria issues but they will not be made worse by your tankless water heater.

Professional Water Heater Installation in Ann Arbor and Throughout Washtenaw County

Have more questions about the difference between tankless water heaters and traditional? Don’t hesitate to call us at Washtenaw Plumbing & Heating! We can help with any questions you may have and provide water heater installation in Washtenaw County and the surrounding area. Call or text us at 734-222-3620.

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