John THE Plumber Kingston & On Demand Water Heaters
The on demand water heater, also known as tankless water heaters have taken the water heating industry by storm over the past several years. Tankless water heaters have come to be seen as a solid long term investment due to their unique features in comparison to traditional tank water heaters. They are seen by many as the way of the future. Our Kingston Plumbing Company has received so much positive feedback post installation of these modern day heaters we decided to share the pros of why considering switching over when it’s time to say good bye to your current water heater tank might be a good idea for you.
Another savings to note is that you won’t purchase a tankless heater very often; they tend to last a good 20 years. Tankless heaters have a longer lifespan than traditional heaters so it’s definitely something to consider as it will be a long time before you need to replace it again.
You Won’t Run Out Of Hot Water:
Everyone at one point or another has had the unpleasant experience of the water turning cold while you’re in the middle of taking a shower. This is a result of you getting the end of the hot water that’s been holding in the water tank, and it takes a while to refill and heat up the water within a traditional tank. This does not occur with an on demand water heater. Tankless heaters operate from a maximum flow rate. As long as your water usage is below that flow rate you will have access to an endless supply of hot water.
Your Risk Of Leaks & Water Damage Will Be No More
Over time, traditional tank heaters will incur minerals from hard water building up in the tank and as a result will leaks due to corrosion will occur. As you can imagine this can cause quite a flood with a 50 gallon water tank! This is one of the beauty features of an on demand tank: no tank, no risk of leaks and floods. On demand tanks aren’t flawless and it’s possible you can run into issues, but they will eliminate any worry of your basement flooding as that is simply not possible.
Further Safety Features
One could make a very good argument that an on demand water heater is safer overall in comparison to traditional water heaters. We already explained tankless heaters and are very precise in terms of temperature control, meaning the likelihood of getting scalded with boiling water is low. Definitely a good safety feature if you have small children or elderly people living in your home. Tankless heaters also rid your household of any mineral and sediment build up seeping into your drinking water as there is no tank slowly corroding over time. You receive a fresher dose of water, toxin free and safer for your skin.
Of course tankless water heaters have a downside like any other product and they have proven to not be the right solution for every home. It is a noticeable change within the home to go from a traditional water heater to a tankless water heater, mostly because there is a delay in hot water pouring out of your taps or showerhead. It is literally only a few seconds, but some people don’t adjust to the wait. There are several factors to consider before switching over and you should discuss this thoroughly with a professional plumber BEFORE you make a purchase to determine what will best suit your family’s needs.
Our Kingston Plumbing Company prides itself on taking good care of each and every home’s plumbing needs that we look after. We take finding and creating the best outcome for your home very seriously. If you have any further questions about tankless water heaters, are ready for an assessment of your current water tank or have any other plumbing concerns give us a call now at John THE Plumber Ottawa and we’ll send over one of our licensed professionals as soon as possible – You’ll Be Glad You Did!