Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Your Home?


Is your old water heater making strange noises, running out of hot water, or experiencing a leaky tank? These are all signs of failure. Replacing your water heater doesn’t have to be a hassle, though; it can be an opportunity to improve your day-to-day life.

Switching to a tankless water heater can keep your water hot, save your family money, and take up less space. Check out our video to find out more about the benefits of tankless water heaters, and answer the questions below to determine if your family should switch.

Are you always running out of hot water?

If you have ever been in the middle of a shower when the water turned icy cold, then you have encountered an unpleasant downside of conventional water heaters — when the tank is empty, you have to wait for more water to heat up. Fortunately, a tankless water heater will only warm your water when you turn on the faucet, so your home’s hot water will never run out.

Do you want to lower your energy bill?

Since tankless options are not constantly keeping 40 or 50 gallons of water heated in a storage tank, they use significantly less energy — 30 to 50 percent less than tank storage units. For a typical family, that adds up to approximately $100 a year in savings each year!

Is your water not as clean as you would like?

In a conventional water heater, your home’s water sits in a tank, where it can become contaminated with rust or other impurities. When you have a tankless heater, however, your water will quickly move from your pipes to your faucet, so it will come out cleaner.

Do you often use hot water for several tasks at once?

The one drawback to a tankless system that heats water as-needed is that some options might not be able to keep up with the demands of a busy household. For example, if you are doing laundry, running the dishwasher, and hopping in the shower at the same time, then you may be better off with a tank storage water heater or a higher-quality tankless system.

Are you looking for more space in your home?

A tank storage water heater takes up a significant amount of floor space in your garage, closet, laundry room, or elsewhere in your home. A tankless system, meanwhile, is much smaller. You can even mount it on your outside wall, which frees up more usable space in your house.

Would you like your next water heater to last longer?

Conventional water heaters need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years. A tankless heater, on the other hand, can last for more than twenty years. That’s twice as long before you have to make a big purchase and arrange for a plumber to come to your home.

Is it time for your home to switch to a tankless water heater?

Before you make the final decision between a tankless and tank storage water heater, you should discuss your household’s needs with your local plumbing company in Warminster or wherever you live.

At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Doylestown, our experts are always happy to answer your questions. To find out more about our water heater installation and emergency plumbing services near Warminster, please call 267-328-4935.