The Drawbacks of Traditional Water Heaters

The Drawbacks of Traditional Water Heaters

Ever since Edwin Ruud invented the first storage-tank water heater in 1890, the water heater industry has developed immensely, giving way to more advanced systems. People are slowly shifting to a tankless water heater because traditional units have several shortcomings, which A.M. Plumbing & Rooter lists below.

Take Up More Space

Tank-type water heaters are large, which can be a problem if you have limited floor space or live in a small home. On the other hand, you can mount a tankless unit on a wall and install it under the stairs, in the pantry, or under the sink. Furthermore, since they are more accessible, carrying out water heater repair in Corona, CA, is much easier.

Limited Capacity

Traditional water heaters can only provide a limited amount of hot water at one time. After exhausting the water stored in your hot water heater tank, you won’t have a hot water supply until it is refilled. Unfortunately, it takes time for the water tank to be refilled, depending on the system’s age, size, and fuel type used.

Not Efficient Enough

Conventional water heaters keep water hot by continuously reheating it throughout the day, even if you’re not using it. This unnecessarily increases your energy bills. While a plumber in Corona, CA, can improve its efficiency by insulating the tank and pipes, switching to a tankless unit is a more cost-effective long-term solution.

Shorter Lifespan

Traditional water heaters have short lifespans as they only last for around 10 years. Meanwhile, tankless units last for up to 20 years. You can save more on a tankless water heater installation because you don’t have to replace your system often. 

A.M. Plumbing & Rooter is your reliable local provider of superior water heater services. Let us help you find the perfect water heater that ensures years of comfort, convenience, and cost savings. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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