Tankless water heaters have grown in popularity in recent years. With more people understanding the environmental crisis the world is facing, homeowners are trying to do their part by having tankless water heaters installed in their homes. These water heaters are known to use up to 41 gallons less hot water every day, as well as being 34% more energy-efficient. If you’re considering a tankless water heater, but you’re unsure if it’s right for your home, here are some signs that you need to get one installed:
Your old water heating system is on its last leg
Traditional gas and electric tank-based water heaters tend to have a life span of 10 to 15 years. They come with a warranty of 4 to 6 years depending on the manufacturer.
Your water heating costs are high
The older your water heater becomes, the less efficient it gets. The heating element of the system tends to get clogged up with grime and corrosion, which negatively affects the water heating ability of the system. It also means your water heater has to work in overdrive, leading to higher costs.
Sediment build-up is another common issue that arises with older water heaters. This sediment affects the capacity of the water heater leading to less hot water for your home. Instead of trying to get the system fixed, you’re probably better off with a replacement.