Tankless Water Heaters
The days of large, hot water storage tanks may be numbered. Tankless water heaters, which heat water only when needed instead of storing it in a tank, are now a hot item on the market, and provide a variety of benefits.
Energy and Money Savings
'EnergyStar.gov' estimates that tankless heaters save the typical family $80.per year on energy costs. That adds up to $800 to $1,700 over the heater's lifetime.
No Cold Showers
The heaters provide a continuous flow of hot water, meaning that even if you are the last one in the house to shower, you'll still have hot water.
Tankless heaters are small and mounted on the wall. Without the bulky tank, you get back a closet's worth of space.
Tankless heaters last an average of 20 years, much longer than standard tank models. Plus, with no storage tank full of water, you no longer have to worry about water leaks causing damage to floors or personal items.