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6 January 2016

Water Heaters: Tankless vs. Traditional

Not getting enough hot water to meet your daily demand? Noticing rust in your water? Tight on space and want to get rid of that big tank? Then you need to have a tankless water heating system installed! And these are just a few of the reasons hundreds of homeowners in the Charlotte and Huntersville area have made the switch - keep reading below to find out more!


Traditional tank water heaters have been used for decades and have provided our homes with adequate hot water for years. However, as technology and our lifestyles continue to evolve homeowners across the country have decided it’s time for a change. They needed more hot water fast and a means of saving on energy bills each year. The solution? Tankless water heater systems.


Why go tankless? Here are just a few of the reasons tankless water heaters are preferred in homes:

  1. ENDLESS HOT WATER…Even when everyone in the whole family is taking a shower while the dishwasher and washing machine are running too. Tankless water heaters heat water on demand and that means you never have to worry about running out of hot water.

  2. CLEAN WATER…No Dirty Tanks. With a tankless water heater, water is heated as it passes through the unit so you will always be using a fresh supply of water.  As they age, traditional tank water heaters can start to rust and build-up scale inside the tank, which is where your hot water is being stored for use. Check below to see what the inside of a tank can look like after years of use.

  3. ENERGY SAVINGS…Lower Water Heating Bills and Be Eco-Friendly Too. On-demand tankless water heater systems require no pilot light and can save about half the cost of your current water heating bill since there is no re-heating of water as with traditional water heaters. Tankless water heaters operate at an eco-friendly 83%-94% energy efficiency.


Still not convinced? Check out this chart comparing traditional heaters and tankless systems:


The majority of negative feedback when it comes to tankless water heaters comes as a result of improper installation or the wrong sizing for your home. Keep an eye out for companies that will install a system but will not return for service or maintenance, this is a major red flag. At Three Way Plumbing, we read all of the fine print so you can be sure your system is installed properly and professionally and we'll always be there when it comes time for maintenance - this way your system operates at its full potential all year long!


So if you’re looking to get rid of your old, inefficient tank water heater and upgrade to a tankless system call on The Good Guys at Three Way Plumbing! Don’t take the risk of having a corroded tank flood your home with 40 gallons of water or more at a time. We’ve been meeting the heating needs of homeowners in the Charlotte area for years and we want to help you too!


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