While standard water heating systems keep a set amount of water at a certain temperature within a large tank, tankless water heaters, which are also known as on-demand water heaters, heat cold water as it passes through a special heating unit. These tankless systems do cost a little more than traditional tank-based heating units, but they come with a number of benefits, and those benefits are likely to appeal to families in particular.
If you've got a couple of kids, here are just a few reasons why it might be well worth going tankless.
You'll Enjoy Continuous Hot Water
Even the largest tank of hot water is often going to be exhausted by the needs of a modern family. The 3rd or 4th person to step into the shower each morning is likely to find the water turning cold on them, and you might find yourself being left with no hot water for the dishes if your teenager has just decided to wallow in a nice warm bath. Going tankless means that you'll never run out of hot water; you'll never have to schedule the family showering times around hot water usage again.
Your Cost Savings Will Be Worth the Investment
Tankless water heaters provide substantial savings on utility bills, but they do cost more to purchase and install. If there are only one or two people in your property, the cost savings aren't as likely to make that initial higher payment worth the investment. However, families use a lot more hot water, and it's likely that you'll find that a tankless system will have paid for itself in just a few short years.
You're Less Likely to Move
If you're going to invest in a tankless water heater, it only makes sense to stay in the property for a good few years. This will let you take full advantage of the energy bill savings. Luckily enough, families who have young children are less likely to move than the young, free, and single.
You Need Reliably Clean Water
Families with younger children need to be more concerned about the safety of water because a child's immune system isn't as strong as an adult's. This might seem like a strange concern; after all, it's not like you drink the water that comes from the hot tap. This might be true, but water that has been stored in a tank runs the risk of being contaminated by accumulated scale and rust, and that water can easily find its way into a child's mouth during bath or shower time.
For more information, contact a plumber.
If I didn't know better, I'd think my toddler started each day with a challenge to throw something new and different down the toilet. He has managed to put nearly anything can imagine down the toilet. I have gotten pretty good at figuring out what has gone missing down the loo and whether it's something I can fix or something that I need to call the plumber to help me fix it. This blog is for other mums of toddlers who need to get toys out of the toilet and get the toilet back to working condition as soon as possible!