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What Are the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater?

Your alarm beeps, and you hop out of bed to get ready for the day. You hurry to the bathroom and come face to face with a family member with wet hair. You clench your teeth and ask “Did you just take a shower?” With a nod of their head, they send you into panic mode. You think:

  • Will you have enough time to get ready?
  • How long will it take for the water to warm up?
  • Can you bite the bullet and speed through a cold shower?
  • Why does this always seem to happen to you?

As someone who grew up with three siblings, I lived this life, and I feel your pain. If you’re tired of not having enough hot water, you may want to consider a tankless water heater. We at Monkey Wrench Plumbing have installed countless Noritz, Takagi, and Navien tankless water heaters in the Los Angeles area. We can say their benefits don’t stop at endless hot water.

By the end of this article, you will know all the benefits of a tankless water heater and if it’s the right decision for you and your home.

 

Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

 

Tankless water heaters have six key benefits. Tankless water heater units have the following benefits:

 
  1. Reduce your monthly bills - Tankless water heaters turn on when you need them and off when you don’t.

  2. Save you space - Tankless water heaters take up a fraction of the space bulky tank water heaters do.

  3. Attractiveness - Tankless water heaters are sleek and attractive compared to conventional water heater units.

  4. Durability - Tankless water heaters are built tough to stand up to the weather for years to come.

  5. Safety - Tankless water heaters provide various safety benefits, including anti-scald technologies. They also won’t flood your house if they break.

  6. Unlimited Hot Water - Having a tankless water heater means you can have all the hot water you need.

 

Let’s go over these in further detail.

 

1. Tankless Water Heaters are Energy Efficient

 

Tankless water heaters are efficient machines because of how they heat water. When you use a hot water fixture, your tankless water heater will start to heat water automatically.

When you’re finished using hot water, turning off your faucet will also turn off your tankless water heater. This means you’re not spending extra money on hot water you’re not using.

 

Picture from Takagi’s page Why Tankless?

Inside a Takagi Tankless Water Heater

 

Note: You can save up to 40% on gas and 30% on electricity bills with a tankless water heater. Just make sure you use your newfound hot water powers wisely. If you start taking super lengthy, luxurious showers all the time, your bills could go up.

 

2. Tankless Water Heaters Save Space

 

Since tankless water heaters don’t store water, they take up a lot less space than standard water heaters. Due to this, you can maximize your space around them. You can even keep things like mops and brooms near a tankless water heater since the outside of it doesn’t get hot.

 

The space used before and after a tankless installation

Before and after a Monkey Wrench Plumbing install

 

3. Tankless Water Heaters Are Attractive

 

The compact nature of a tankless water heater also makes it look sleek. They don’t need straps to firmly secure them so you can enjoy their shiny, smooth surface. And any space they’re in will look more modern.

People also like to show their tankless water heaters off to guests because they are technologically advanced pieces of equipment.

 

A sleek Nortiz tankless water heater

A Noritz tankless water heater

 

4. Tankless Water Heaters Are Durable

 

Tankless water heaters can stand up to rain, wind, freak hailstorms, and sunshine, so you don’t have to worry about if they’re indoors or outdoors. They can even last up to 25 years with warranties to match.

Note: Tankless water heaters do need yearly maintenance even though they’re tough. Things like hard water and dirt can still damage them.

 

Tankless water heater on the side of a house

A tankless water heater on the side of a house

 

5. Tankless Water Heaters Are Safe

 

If something goes wrong with your tankless water heater, you don’t have to worry about it destroying your things like a standard water heater. If a standard water heater gets a leak, it will leak the entire contents of the tank and flood the area.

Tankless water heaters you won’t have to worry about extensive flood damage to your:

  • House

  • Clothes

  • Furniture

  • Electronics

  • Appliances

Tankless water heaters are also great for families. Tankless water heaters are equipped with safety features to prevent scalding water from exiting your fixtures. Since they don’t store water like a conventional heater, you know you’re getting the freshest water free from rust.


 

A person's boots in a flooded room

 

6. Tankless Water Heaters Give You Unlimited Hot Water

 

Tankless water heaters can heat as much water you need for as long as you need. This means:

  • Bathtubs can be filled to the brim with hot water

  • Showers can be as long as you want

  • Planning showers around family members is a thing of the past

  • Showers can be taken after loads of laundry or washing dishes

 

Endless hot water means endless possibilities.

A person turning on a tub faucet

 

The Tankless Bottom Line

 

Tankless water heaters are energy-efficient, compact, sleek, tough, safe, and endless hot water miracle workers. If these are aspects you value, you may want to consider a tankless water heater.

If you’re interested in getting a tankless water heater, give us a call at (310) 853-8690 or book online via our What Can We Do For You page. We can get you set up quickly and get you endless hot water.

Want to learn more about maintaining a tankless water heater? Read 2 Types of Tankless Water Heater Maintenance: Why They’re Important.

Thinking of a tankless water heater, but not sure what size to get? Read 2 Ways To Tell if I Have High Flow Rate Fixtures.

 

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