Water Heaters: Is It Time To Go Tankless?

Nov 11 2015

Do you enjoy cold showers in the height of winter? Do you love hearing screams from the bathroom that the water is freezing if you start a load of laundry? Do you enjoy conserving hot water so that there is enough to go around? We didn’t think so. If you answered yes to any of these questions and want a reliable hot water heater, now is the time to purchase a tankless water heater.

Why Should I Go Tankless?

Tankless water heaters supply hot water instantly, whenever you need it. This is the perfect solution for homes where hot water quantity is the problem. By switching from a traditional water heater to a tankless water heater you will have a plethora of hot water and a number of benefits. Here are 4 benefits that traditional tank heaters lack:


  1. Tankless systems last longer.
  2. Instantaneous hot water.
  3. Energy efficient.
  4. More space available.

How it Works:

Tankless water heaters work by heating the cold water that runs through the pipes to a specific temperature with an electric heating unit or gas burner. Being tankless the water is hot and ready when you want it instead of waiting for the tank to fill up. Tankless water heaters produce 9.8 gallons of hot water per minute compared to the 2-5 gallons produced by tank water heaters. A tankless water heater does not only solve your hot water problems but it is the most efficient choice you can make for your home.

Purchasing Tankless:

Having a tankless water heater will save you money after the initial purchase and installment costs. This is the main factor that turns people away from switching to tankless but don’t let it scare you! In the long run, the operation costs are much lower which makes up for the higher initial costs when first going tankless. Water heating represents 20% of a home’s energy costs making tankless water heaters a great investment. Traditional water heaters use energy to keep the water in the tank warm when it is in idle but a tankless water heater provides instantaneous hot water cutting even more off your bill.

The Superior Advantage

Superior carries all of the major brands of tankless water heating systems and offers comprehensive evaluations and installations. We carry Rinnai, Paloma, American Standard and more and are your Boise water heater experts. Give us a call at 208-343-7683 to get a free estimate on a new tankless water heater. Start saving energy and your hard earned money right away!