Tank Water Heater or Tankless?

Looking for a high-efficiency water heater in Arlington Heights, Villa Park, and surrounding areas? A tankless water heater may be the right option for you. While this technology is not new, it can change the way you heat the water in your Chicago-area home.

Would you like hot water on demand? Instead of storing hot water in a tank like conventional water heaters, tankless water heaters heat water as it’s being used. Because you’re not spending energy to keep water heated in a 40 or 50 gallon tank, tankless water heaters can significantly reduce your utility bills over time.

Tankless water heaters can be significantly more energy-efficient than conventional tank water heaters. Plus, you don’t have the risk of having your 40-gallon tank water heater leaking and causing damage to your attic or basement. You can also avoid the sediment buildup that often occurs at the bottom of tank water heaters, which can reduce efficiency and may even cause damage over time.

How does it work exactly?

When you turn on your hot water faucet, cold water travels through a pipe into this unit, and gets heated by either a gas burner or electric element (depending on the equipment you select), and instantaneously heats the water.

Tankless water heaters are especially beneficial if you have a large family. We’ve all experienced running out of hot water if two different showers are being used at the same time. If you have a tankless water heater, as opposed to a conventional model, there’s no need to wait for the tank to refill with water and heat it up again. Plus, you can adjust temperature settings easily with a remote control accessory installed in your shower or bathtub.

Tankless water heaters are generally more expensive than conventional models up-front, but they can save you more money in energy bills over time and could boost the value of your house.

Water heater efficiency is even important enough for the Department of Energy to announce new standards for residential water heater efficiency. Click here to read more about the new standards announced in April 2015.

If you’re considering replacing your water heater, set up a free in-home consultation with Irish Plumber®, part of the ARS®/Rescue Rooter® Network. We have some easy payment options to help with that up-front investment. Call Irish Plumber today!