Why I looked into a tank less water heater
The other day I was taking a shower when I thought I'd do laundry at the same time. The water pressure and the water temperature dropped drastically, very quickly, and before I knew it I was showering with cold water! I decided to go to the root of the problem which would be our water heater. After a simple examination I noticed that it was very old and could only hold a certain amount of warm water for a set amount of time. That was our problem! Our water heater didn’t have the capacity to perform all of the necessary functions we wanted it to simultaneously. That is why we looked into a tank less water heater.
Key Difference I noticed
The biggest difference that I noticed as I did my research on a tank less water heater compared to a traditional water heater was how the tank less water heater could have a never ending supply of hot water. This is possible because of the wonderful technology that the Rinnai tank less water heater encompasses. Instead of holding an average of 30-50 gallons of hot water at a time, like a traditional water heater does. A Rinnai tankless water heater heats up water on demand through its wonderful technology.
Pros and Cons
I could go on for days about the differences that I noticed and why I fell in love with a tank less water heater but instead of me dragging on about this product I am going to tell you the pros and cons of tank less water heaters. That way you can decide for yourself if a tank less water heater fits your needs.
- Saves money in the long run - Energy Star reports that you can save an average of $100 a year.
- Longer life span – A traditional water heater lasts anywhere from 7-10 years depending if it is stored outside or inside. A Rinnai Tank Less Water Heater lasts on average for about 20 years.
- Delivers hot water on demand - This is probably one of the main reasons why you are looking into buying a tank less water heater so there is not much to say here.
- Smaller and Better for storage – The Rinnai tank less water heater is much smaller than a traditional water heater. This makes it easier to store the water heater and you can find more places to install one.
Cons of a tank less water heater
- Initial Cost – It costs anywhere between $1,000 - $2,400 on the initial install of a heater.
For me it was very easy to see the benefits of having a tank less water heater, and that is why I looked into buying one! I feel as if the pros far out weigh the cons. And if you need more evidence I would look on Google to see what the critics say. Everybody is switching to tank less water heaters and its not just because it’s “the cool thing to do” now-a-days. It makes a difference in your bill and in your every day water use.
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