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Life Expectancy Comparison: Conventional Storage Water Heater vs. Tankless Water Heater

Last updated 5 years ago

When you install a tankless water heater in your home, you will be investing in an affordable and convenient hot water system. Not only are tankless water heaters more convenient then conventional storage water heaters, they are also longer lasting. Here is a comparison of the life expectancy of a conventional storage water heater vs. a tankless water heater:

Conventional Storage Water Heater

A conventional storage water heater uses a tank to generate a large volume of heated water, all at once. The more hot water your home uses, the harder the water heater will have to work to create hot water. As the water is heated and flows through the hot water tank, the tank will become corroded and eventually will no longer work. If your home has corrosive materials in the water supply, this break down will happen even faster. Corrosion can cause a conventional water heater to break down in as few as 10 years.

Tankless Water Heater

A tankless water heater creates hot water on demand, as water flows through the heating unit and out through your faucet. Tankless water heaters are equipped with a specialized filter or screen, which will prevent sediment and other corrosive materials from harming the heating unit. Be sure that an experienced technician installs your tankless water heater. This type of unit requires special installation techniques that may be unfamiliar to some technicians. With proper installation and maintenance, a tankless water heater will last for an astounding 20 years. This means that your investment in a tankless water heater will provide you with convenient and cost effective hot water production for almost twice as long as a conventional system.  

When you choose a tankless water heater for your home, you will receive an extremely long lasting and convenient hot water system. At Wholesale Tankless, Inc. of Pflugerville, we offer fantastic discounts on a variety of top quality Rinnai tankless water heaters. To learn more about the benefits of going tankless, visit our website or call us at (877) 278-2253.


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