6 Benefits Of Tankless Water Heaters

If you're selecting a new water heater for your home, you may be considering a tankless apparatus. A tankless water heater does not include the holding tank used with traditional water heaters. Instead, a smaller mechanism that usually heats the water with propane or natural gas is used. Here are a few benefits of choosing a tankless water heater:

More Space

Tankless water heaters do not take up a huge amount of space in your utility room or laundry area. Instead, these units can be wall mounted  or even placed outside to help preserve floor space.

Less Energy

A tankless water heater heats the water is needed, unlike a tank water heater, which heats the water in the tank and maintains the temperature of that water until it is used. Thus, it conserves energy by eliminating the need to continually heat water reserves.

Hot Water on Demand

If you or the members of your family have had to limit the duration of a shower to ensure that other family members still have enough heated water available to ensure their comfort, a tankless water heater will likely be a welcome addition to your home. Tankless water heaters heat water as needed, so hot water is always available. There's no need to be uncomfortable using tepid water because of an inadequate supply of hot water.

Fewer Water Contaminants

Hot water from a tank-style water heater may contain contaminants from the interior lining of the tank. Hot water in the tank heater is allowed to remain there until used. Thus, it may be in contact with the tank lining for extended periods. Over time, sediment from the lining can settle into the water in the tank.

Water that flows through a tankless water system simply flows straight through without being kept in reserve. Thus, there is less chance of sediments contaminating the water.


People who purchased tankless water heaters are sometimes rewarded with a federal rebate. Thus, they receive money back simply for purchasing the unit.


Tankless water heaters tend to last longer than tank water heaters. This may be due to the wearing away of the tank lining of tank heaters as time progresses.

If you are interested in purchasing a tankless water heater, contact a business, such as Smedley & Associates, Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning. He or she can review your hot water needs and help you select the best tankless water heater for your home.