Should You Change to a Tankless Water Heater?

by Donald F. Norton 09/29/2019

There are quite a lot of reasons why you should consider a tankless heater today. Apart from the fact that it is easy to maintain, it looks attractive, and it does not run out of hot water. Below are a variety of the reasons why you should upgrade to a tankless heater. 

It saves space 

The traditional heaters take up to 20 cubic feet of space, but the tankless heaters are sometimes smaller than a laptop, so they do not eat up space. So, one advantage of using a tankless unit is that it provides you with enough space in case you have something to hang or display. 

It saves electricity cost  

Tankless heaters come with self-modulating technology. When the sensors attain the minimum activation rate, the heater is activated. This unit is better than the traditional heater that keeps functioning even while you are not at home. Most tankless heaters have a standby mode feature that comes into play at idle hours when energy consumption low. 

Tankless units are more energy efficient 

A household that uses an energy star qualified tankless heater saves about $100 or more every year.  A home that required about 41 gallons of water on daily can save up to 34 percent energy with a tankless unit.

Easy maintenance 

Tank type units are challenging to maintain when compared with a tankless unit. You can de-scale a tankless system via its maintenance valve within an hour. When carrying out this maintenance, you have to shut off the water valve to disallow cold water from surging in.  To get your unit cleaned, get five gallons of undiluted white vinegar, you can also use a chemical for this purpose provided you are not drinking the water.  White vinegar is preferred to avoid contamination.  

Increased life span 

Tankless units are the best when it comes to durability. One reason why they last longer than traditional heaters is that they do not operate continuously for a long time. Many homes use this unit for an hour or two hours daily while the tank heater runs round the clock.

Also, there is a tendency of elements like calcium and magnesium piling up in a tank heater due to prolonged storage of hard water that contains these elements. The accumulation of this minerals may reduce the lifespan of a tank heater, making it last less than the tankless unit. 

Are you still contemplating whether to upgrade your tank heating system to a tankless unit? Consider the above reasons to know why a tankless unit is more helpful than the traditional heater. 

About the Author
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Donald F. Norton

Thank you for viewing my website, and why I hope you will choose me to represent you as your agent whether your buying or selling here in the Boston/North Shore area. A lifelong resident of Somerville, married to Patricia in 1967 and together we raised a small family, we owned our first home in 1972 a single family and our second home was in 1976 in the City Hall area of Somerville, we both have worked for the city off and on over the years, but together we got our Brokers license in 1977. With a small group of individuals we opened our first company in 1983, lower Broadway with Ross Blouin, Don Snow, Ron Marble, Roy Scarpato, Jerair Gharibian and Stan Koty we ran a successful Real Estate company till 1990 when we all broke up and decide to go on our own way, still maintaining a friendship the entire time.    In 1990, Patricia and I purchased the ERA franchise for the local area, that we kept for just about 20 years and then decided it was time to move on without the high cost of a franchise and to maintain the business on our reputation which was and is one of the best in the area. We pride ourselves on innovations and moving ahead of the business, being first in a web page using the internet to market homes, being one of the first to look at Buyer agency as a unique opportunity to represent clients interest in buying as well as our clients the sellers in selling. We are proud of our work, our long time in the business, lots of agents and brokers come and go, we are still here, one of the oldest companies to keep on moving ahead. I am also a state certified Real Estate Teacher, since early 1990's. I have taught at Somerville High Adult Evening School for about 18 years, successfully having a high success rate in students passing the exam. I am a member of the TAN network of broker/agents, Top Agent Network, which is an exclusive organization of only those agents who have obtained top sales over the years, I rank in the top 20% of the agents/brokers active today and have for many years. I have sold over the years, churches, shopping centers, large commercial and all kinds of residential properties throughout Massachusetts since 1977. I personally and as a broker/owner have never had a violation of Ethics or even a lawsuit for myself or our company. I teach our agents to represent clients in buying or selling a property as if it's their own transaction. We stand by our clients as if they were the only ones we represent.