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Thinking About Going Tankless? Here’s What You Need to Know

For a long time, the tank water heater was really the only option available to homeowners. Times have changed, though, and the use of tankless water heaters in Bloomington, IL has grown more and more common.

This doesn’t mean that tankless water heaters are ideal for every home or homeowner, of course, but for those that do their research and choose their system carefully, the tankless water heater may provide many a great benefit. Read on for a brief rundown on why you may want to consider going tankless in your home. 


There is no denying that tankless water heaters are going to require a considerable upfront investment. They are much more expensive to purchase than tank water heaters tend to be, so those on a budget may want to skip over the tankless option. However, if you are going to be in your home for some time, you shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss the tankless water heater based on initial cost alone. When you consider the following points, you may realize that the investment is a worthwhile one.


Tank water heaters these days are more efficient in their operation than ever before. The tanks that they store hot water in have come a long way, but the fact is that standby energy loss still happens. This is when heat from the water stored in the tank transfers through that tank and out into the air surrounding it. Because tankless water heaters do not store hot water in a tank, heating only the water that is needed, as it is needed, you can eliminate the risk of this inefficiency entirely.


Generally speaking, you can expect a tank water heater to last you anywhere from 10 – 15 years, realistically. Tankless water heaters? You’re looking at 20+ years of reliable performance. When you combine this longer lifespan with the improved energy efficiency offered by these systems, it’s clear that they can pay off in the long run.

Schedule your water heater services, tankless or otherwise, with Pipeworks Inc.

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