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Why Switch to a Tankless Water Heater?

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Pros of changing your conventional home water heater for a tankless water heater.

Did you know that approximately 25% of the energy used in a home comes from the water heater? Given this statistic, it seems logical that making a change to reduce your water heating costs makes sense for your pocketbook, and not to mention the environment. Going with a tankless vs. a tank water heater is one step that will not only benefit your Seattle-area utility expenses but also improve your home's hot water capacity. There is nothing worse than being in the middle of a hot shower and being interrupted by cold water cascades! Yes, this happens when you take a long bath or shower because conventional tanks are limited to a certain amount of hot water, which is not the case with a tankless water heater.

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Why get rid of your tank water heater?

Traditional heaters have a tank that keeps water hot at all times, an action that wastes significant energy and also limits the hot water you can use. Tankless water heaters give you an almost endless supply of hot water!

How does a tankless water heater work?

They heat water as it is used. As water flows through a heat exchanger in the tank, it is warmed by either a natural gas burner or some form of electric heating component. Although the initial cost of the heater is often higher than traditional models, you will find that the savings on your bills will make up for the difference. Whether you are looking for a new model or simply need water heater repairs, our experts give you all the information you need about switching to tankless.

How often do tankless heaters need replacement?

Good news! Although the cost may be a little higher than a conventional heater, a tankless water heater has an average lifespan of between 18 and 20 years compared to a traditional heater, which usually lasts between 10 and 13 years. This investment will surely pay off in the long run.

What about maintenance?

Unlike traditional water heaters, our tankless water heaters require very little maintenance and repairs. Maintenance will be necessary to increase the lifespan of your water heater and ensure proper operation. Some signs that your water heater may need repair are:

  • Water isn’t heating up at all
  • Water does not heat up enough
  • Hot water is cloudy, rust-colored, and/or has a strange odor
  • The water heater itself is leaking water or making noise

Are you looking to replace your traditional tank water heater? With 65 years of experience, we are ready to provide you with the best water heating solutions! Contact Bob's Heating now!

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