Why Consider Tankless Water Heaters For Kitchen And Bathroom RemodelingDid you know that a major portion of your home's energy costs goes to water heating? Since energy savings is on everyone's mind these days, tankless water heaters make a lot of sense when remodeling kitchens and bathrooms. While you may know that heating your home costs plenty, thinking about how much a tank water heater works every day of the year is also important.
It will wind up working harder during the winter because the water flowing into the tank is colder as it's affected by the cold outdoor temperatures. Day after day and night after night, the tank has to keep heating the water, even when you're not using it.
Fortunately, you don't have to rely on just your tank water heater but can consider getting your plumber to install a tankless water heater for just the kitchen and bathroom plumbing in your home. Here's why it can be a great choice when remodeling these rooms.
Understanding Tankless Water Heaters and How They WorkTankless water heaters work by passing the cold water from the fresh water pipes in your home through a small unit that heats the water as is passes through. People often refer to this as "on demand" water heating. A tank system, on the other hand, works continually to heat the water whether you turn on the faucet and "demand" hot water or not.
The equipment can be easily installed underneath a bathroom or kitchen sink, allowing you access to and endless supply of hot water in these locations. If you prefer, you can replace the tank water heater as well and get a larger tankless water heater installed to serve the entire house, including the laundry room and showers in the bathrooms.
Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling is the Perfect Time to Install a Tankless Water HeaterThe kitchens and bathrooms are the major rooms in your house where you use hot water. You can leave the existing tank system to serve the laundry room and just install an instant "on-demand" tankless water heater in the kitchen or bathrooms as you update them with the other plumbing features you may like.
Other Benefits of Installing Tankless Water Heaters When Remodeling Kitchens and Bathrooms
- Significant energy savings: Since a tankless water heater doesn't run continually, installing one to serve the kitchen and bathrooms can help you to save a significant amount of energy every month.
- Fits in small spaces: Since the tankless systems are much more compact, they can be installed in smaller spaces, giving you more options on where you'd like to enjoy hot water on demand. Some can serve just one faucet while others serve the entire house. Either way, they're much, much smaller than a tank system.
- No denying they provide unlimited hot water: You'll never ever run out of hot water like you would with a tank system.
- They last longer: Since they don't run constantly and there's no tank to rust out, tankless water heaters simply last longer.