5 Benefits of a New Tankless Water Heater in Illinois
- Water Heaters
Are you considering replacing your water heater with a newer model? In addition to gas and electric tank water heaters, our company also offers tankless water heaters. As the name implies, these water heaters don’t use the tanks you normally see with water heaters. There are a wide variety of reasons to switch to a tankless water heater in Illinois.
Here are five reasons to consider switching to a tankless water heater in Illinois:
Save money and the environment
Tankless gas water heaters let you save on energy bills while also saving the environment. The average tankless water heater has an 80% efficiency rate and an 82% recovery rate. In addition, they also only provide hot water when needed. This means you’ll spend less money on energy bills, while also reducing your carbon footprint.
You may not get to see it very often, but the inside of a water tank can look pretty nasty. As water sits inside the tank, the water stagnates somewhat and leaves behind hard water stains on the inside of the tank. Tankless water heaters boil and heat the water as it passes through the pipes, preventing it from sitting and becoming stale.
Longer lasting with fewer breakdowns
Tankless water heaters are much easier to maintain than their tank-based counterparts. On average, a water heater with a tank can last about six to twelve years. Meanwhile, tankless water heaters can go beyond twenty years This long life also takes into consideration that tankless water heaters require less maintenance over its lifespan, meaning less costly breakdowns, saving you even more money! In addition, tankless water heaters tend to have longer warranties due to their longer life expectancy.
Since they don’t have to worry about having a big clunky tank, tankless gas water heaters take up about a third of the space of a regular tank-based water heater. In addition, they’re designed with modern technology that makes smaller and lighter than other water tanks, with some models weighing in at five pounds. They can even be mounted to walls so you can save even more space. This will free up precious storage in your basement or utility closet.
No more waiting for hot water
Without the hassle of storage, there are no problems with water storage for your family. With traditional tank-style water heaters, you have to “prep” the water by waiting for the entire tank to heat up. This results in wasted water while you let the cold water run. You could avoid this with a re-circulating pump, but then you’re wasting electricity and energy. Your average tankless heater can comfortably provide a full-sized home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, without any of the wait time.
Why choose Lake Cook Plumbing for my new water heater?
With over 60 years of experience in plumbing, Lake Cook Plumbing stands out as one of Lake Zurich’s finest home service companies. Our commitment to superior quality and the latest technology allows us to make sure our customers are 100% satisfied. We’re able to work around your schedule and provide upfront pricing to make sure there are no unpleasant surprises. Call Lake Cook Plumbing today or check out our tankless water heater buyer’s guide to learn more about tankless water heaters!