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  • 6 Reasons to Invest in a Tankless Water Heater

    Water heating is one of the most expensive energy costs in Australian homes. For this reason, considering energy saving alternatives to traditional water heaters would be beneficial. Tankless water heaters, also called on-demand, continuous flow and instantaneous water heaters, utilize copper heat exchanges to heat water as it flows through the device. It offer a lot of benefits making it a worthwhile investment.

    Energy Costs

    Tankless water heaters operate only when there is a demand for hot water, reducing energy costs by as much as 60 percent on your water heating bill. They have high energy efficiency with Energy Star ratings of as high as 95.

    Life Expectancy

    Tankless systems are expected to last up to 20 years while typical tank water heaters are supposed to last between 10 to 13 years. That would convert into additional savings if you are planning to stay in your home for a while.

    Reliability

    If properly sized, a tankless water heater can provide a continuous supply of hot water. The system is capable of delivering as much as 5-7 gallons of hot water per minute eliminating compromises on hot water usage.

    Space Savings

    Due to its compact size, tankless hot water systems significantly take less space than traditional water heaters. It can be fixed anywhere in the house. Indoor and outdoor models of tankless water systems are available which can be installed on the walls.

    Clean Water

    Since water is not stored in a tank, these systems provide you with rust- and bacteria-free water. Legionnaire’s bacteria, a pathogenic microorganism that causes Legionnaire’s disease, can be found in some hot water storage tanks. Keep yourself and your family protected with tankless water systems.

    Safety

    Modern systems have several innovative features which aim to improve safety. The features include monitoring systems that provide information about water pressure and flow and system protection wherein the machine would automatically shut off in case of system failure.

    You must make the following considerations if you are planning to switch to a tankless water system:

    • A home filtration system is recommended to filter the water from debris, sediments and minerals prior to entering the unit. Scale buildup inside the unit can cause premature failure. Carbon and sediment filters must be replaced every one to three months.
  • The heating elements of a tankless water heater require a minimum water pressure and flow requirements in order to activate. For this reason, the water pressure and flow requirements of the unit must be considered.
  • Regular minor maintenance is essential to avoid premature failure of the unit. Consult a professional plumber every six months.