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Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters: Is it Time to Switch?

Nov 14, 2022

Tankless water heater unit on the wall.

It’s great to have a supply of hot water sitting in a tank at the ready, but what if you could have seemingly endless hot water without the tank running cold? That’s exactly what tankless water heaters are designed to do. Instead of paying to keep a boiler on all day and night, you could save energy (and water) with a tankless system. Let’s help you decide whether you should keep your current boiler, or if it’s time to make the switch.


No Waiting for Hot Water

Tankless water heaters come with one major benefit: they don’t run out of hot water. You can keep it flowing and not worry about the tank going cold. This makes sense if you currently have a low-capacity water heater and encounter the line going cold while showering or doing dishes, but may not be a major benefit to those with high-capacity water tanks.

More Energy Efficient

Because a tankless water heater isn’t trying to heat up dozens of gallons of water and keep it hot, it doesn’t go through nearly as much energy. Think about all the hours of the day when you aren’t trying to access hot water in your home and how much energy your tank water heater is wasting by keeping it hot. The savings could be substantial on a monthly basis.

Less Maintenance

There are fewer working parts in a tankless water heater. In short, there’s less that can go wrong, and all those working parts are undergoing less stress than a tank water heater would be. With less to maintain, you don’t run into as many incidents that require repair.

Increased Lifespan

Tank water heaters last for around 8 to 12 years on average, up to 15 with lifelong maintenance and proper care. They rarely last for any time over that. Whereas tankless water heaters have an average lifespan of 20 to 25 years with proper maintenance. While installing a brand-new tankless water heater can be pricey, the longevity and convenience make it worth it.

Can Your Current Boiler Be Repaired?

With the right water heater repair in Albuquerque, NM, you could have a quick fix and be back to normal. If your boiler is over 10 years old and the repair estimate is more than 50% of the cost of a new tank water heater, you’re in the perfect position to consider going tankless. If your tank water heater can be repaired without costing you too much, you can save the inconvenience of a new installation.

Repair or Switch: It’s Up to You

If your current boiler can be repaired without costing 50% or more of the cost of a new tankless water heater system, it makes sense to keep and fix what you have. Weigh the option that works best for your home, and be sure to call for repairs as soon as possible if you decide to stick with a tank water heater.

Contact us today to repair your boiler or upgrade it entirely. Our technicians can help you decide what makes the most sense for your home.

Categories: Water Heaters