Upgrading your home’s plumbing can offer peace of mind, lower heating bills, and convenience. One of the most common grades is to the water heater. Take a minute to consider the last time you had your water heater replaced or serviced. If it’s been more than a few years, it’s probably time for service. River City Plumbing here in Reno recommends annual service to remove build-up and deep clean. If your water heater is older than ten to twelve years, it might be nearing the end of its service life, even with regular maintenance. In that case, you might consider upgrading. Here are four advantages of a tankless water heater.
You’ll Avoid the Risk of Scalding Water
An aging, conventional water heater uses what’s known as thermal stacking to move hot water into your pipes. That means cold water is moved to the bottom of the tank for heating, but it also means hot water at the top may be hotter than necessary. If you’ve ever scalded yourself at the sink or in the shower, you know exactly how this plays out. Because there is no tank with a tankless water heater, you’ll never have to deal with scalds like this again.
You’ll Always Have Hot Water
Another drawback of conventional water heaters – and a sign that a replacement is imminent – is that your water never feels hot enough. Because a tankless water heater uses electricity to heat water whenever you need it, you’ll always have hot water. Plus, this method conserves water because it isn’t maintaining water at a certain temperature
Fits Well in Small Spaces
No tank means a smaller footprint, which is ideal if you’re working with a tight space.
Lower Energy Bills
Colder temperatures often mean skyrocketing energy bills, and some of that is due to the energy it takes to heat up icy water. Tankless water heaters are much more efficient, even during cold winter months, and you’ll see that reflected in your bill.
Your Reno and Sparks Plumber
Whether you’re interested in learning more about the advantages of a tankless water heater or getting yours serviced, River City Plumbing is here to help. Contact us for scheduled or emergency plumbing services in Reno and Sparks.