What do you pay for daily, think about rarely, but could hardly live a week without?
If you said hot water, you’re right!
When it comes to home comfort, hot water is probably one of the last luxuries that comes to mind. But the average household spends $400 to $600 every year on water heating alone! That’s a big chunk of your yearly utility budget—spent on a system you only activate a few times a day.
That’s why one of the best home upgrades you can make this year is investing in a tankless water heater.
While traditional storage tank water heaters continuously heat your water—wasting energy in the process—tankless heaters only warm what you use. They provide a constant flow of hot water, and monthly savings you can bank on.
Considering a water heater replacement this season? Here are 3 undeniable benefits of upgrading your Omaha home to a tankless system:
Benefit #1: Tankless water heaters make energy efficiency accessible
Some highly efficient home comfort systems—like geothermal heating or solar-powered equipment—significantly reduce your energy usage, but just aren’t practical for many Omaha homeowners. And while we look forward to a future where every home can tap into the convenience of underground cooling or the sun’s incredible power, for now, upgrading to a tankless system is an easy way to make a major difference in your energy consumption.
Installing just one tankless water heater in your home can save your household up to about $100 a year! And homeowners who install a small tankless heater at each major water supply point (like in the kitchen, laundry room, and each bathroom) can save even more!
If your family doesn’t use a whole lot of water—less than about 41 gallons a day—a tankless water heater can be up to 34% more energy-efficient than a traditional storage tank water heater. But even households that use twice that amount of water can enjoy an energy savings of up to 14%.
A water heater replacement may seem like a significant investment, but with savings like this, your new system can quickly begin to pay for itself in energy, water, and maintenance savings.
Benefit #2: Tankless water heaters are made to last
Did you know a well-maintained tankless water heater can last 20 years or more? And these high-efficiency machines can continue operating much longer simply by replacing a few basic parts as they wear.
Compared to a traditional tank water heater, which typically lasts about 15 years, tankless water heaters are affordable, easy to maintain, and built to keep your bubble bath warm and your wash cycle hot for years.
Benefit #3: Tankless water heaters require a fraction of the floorspace
If you have a traditional storage tank water heater taking up half of your garage closet or a whole corner of your basement, you know just how bulky these old systems can be!
When considering your water heater replacement, think about the best use of your limited space. A tankless water heater is hardly bigger than a suitcase, and can be mounted on a wall inside or outside your home. That means you’ll have added room for storage, a workspace, or parking.
Plus, because tankless water heaters don’t store water, your risk of a damaging flood is significantly reduced. That gives you even greater flexibility when it comes to planning your spaces.
Ready to schedule your own water heater replacement? Call Omaha’s top-rated plumbing team!
At Burton, our plumbing pros are known for fast, friendly service and surprise-free pricing. To request a free quote on your own water heater upgrade—or to learn more about the latest water heating systems available—just call (402) 934-7003 or send us a message.