A tankless water heater is rising in popularity as the preferred method of heating water in Australian homes as it’s fast, reliable and saves a great deal of space in the household. Read on to discover the top 7 reasons why you need to install a tankless hot water system into your home.
The most obvious benefit of a tankless water heater is that you save space. With no tank necessary, these systems are generally wall-mounted and automatically trigger when the hot water tap is turned on. This is great for small homes and apartments that struggle to fit a bulky hot water tank.
Instant Hot Water
No more waiting for your hot water! Tankless hot water systems do away with the need to pre-heat water in a tank. Instead, cold water flows through heated copper pipes and is available immediately after the hot water tap is turned on. This also helps you to save water as you’re not waiting several minutes for the water to turn hot.
With less energy needed to provide your home with hot water, you save money on energy bills. This is also helped by the fact that you no longer need to leave the tap running until the water gets to the desired temperature.
In a conventional heater, water is left in a tank until you need to heat it which leaves it susceptible to rust, scale and various mineral deposits that can contaminate it. Tankless water units only use water as needed so that there is no risk of contaminants and the water is always fresh and clean.
It has been shown that tankless water heaters last significantly longer than their conventional counterparts. While a standard hot water system lasts around 10 years, a tankless system can last up to 20 years with the right maintenance. This makes them a much more cost-effective investment.
One of the biggest problems with conventional hot water tanks is that they can spring a leak and lead to water damage in the home that can be costly to fix. Tankless water heaters eliminate this common occurrence as they have no storage tank which means no flooding and no expensive plumbing repairs.
Tankless units are one of the most environmentally-friendly fixtures in the house, greatly reducing the amount of energy needed to heat water and in turn reducing damage caused to the environment. Electric tankless water heaters can further reduce impact by using solar energy to power them.
Go Tankless Today With Barker Plumbing Services
We can help Gold Coast homeowners and business owners to go tankless by installing a tankless water heater into their space. As experts in plumbing and gas fitting with over 30 years’ experience, we can also help you to maintain the system to ensure its longevity. Give us a call today to find out more.