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Benefits of Switching to a Tankless Water Heater

Benefits of Switching to a Tankless Water Heater

Did you know that the average household spends $400-600 per year heating water for home usage? If you’re looking to maximize energy and cost savings for your Twin Cities home, investing in an energy efficient water heater could be the key. High efficiency water heaters reduce your usage by ten to 50 percent compared to standard models.

At Minneapolis Saint Paul Plumbing, Heating & Air, we know how to choose the best energy-saving options for your home, including tankless water heaters.

We’ve highlighted four benefits you will see when you upgrade your traditional water heater to a tankless system:

1.Save money and energy: Tankless water heaters may cost between two and four times the price of a traditional model, but taking into account the long term savings could provide value to your home. One of the greatest advantages includes reducing stand-by costs, or the costs associated with a tank sitting idle while no one is using it.  Tankless, or “on-demand” water heaters warm up water immediately, but only as it is needed.

2.Space savings: Going tankless can increase storage options and free up space for other necessities in your home. Traditional water heaters holding 40-60 gallons are generally around five feet tall and two feet wide! A tankless water heater will only take up the space equivalent to a home computer.

3.Longer lifespan: The lifespan of a tankless water heater is between 20-30 years. This is the longest lifespan of any available water-heating option for your home, including storage tanks, heat pumps, and solar powered heaters. This lifespan can be extended even further by repairing parts instead of replacing the entire unit, which is not an option with traditional water heaters.  

4.Cleaner water: The water inside a standard water heater sits stagnant in a storage tank for extended periods of time. Sediment buildup and rust from your tank’s interior may result in a contaminated water supply. With a tankless system, water is never held within the confines of a water heater, resulting in a cleaner supply for your home.

Our trained technicians can teach you how to use non-traditional water heaters, as well as determine if the investment is right for your home. If you are interested in saving money, energy, and space, contact the Minneapolis tankless water heater experts at Minneapolis Saint Paul Plumbing, Heating & Air today.