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It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater and Go Tankless

If you still have a tank water system, you are behind the times. A tankless water heater is a great investment for your home and family. When it’s time to replace your current system, you definitely want to go tankless if you can. When you’re ready for a water heater replacement in Meridian, ID, our team can help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of replacing your water heater and going tankless. 

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Water Heater Replacement 

You may not want to replace your water heater if it is still in good condition, and that is understandable. But how do you know when it’s time to invest in a new water heating system? The average water heater lasts for around 10 years. 

If your water heater is nearing the 10-year mark or past that, it’s time to begin considering an upgrade. Clinging to your old tank water heater can increase the likelihood of water leaks, and reduce your family’s comfort as the water heater becomes less and less efficient. 

Tankless Water Heater Benefits

Endless Hot Water

With a tank water heater, you are limited to how much hot water you can use at one time. This can mean that you try to schedule when your family takes showers, washes clothes, and runs the dishwasher. With a tankless water heater, you don’t have to worry about that. A tankless water heater heats water on demand, so you have a nearly endless supply of hot water whenever you need it. Take showers back to back, do your laundry, and wash dishes without ever worrying about running out of hot water. 

Energy Efficiency

You’re also going to save on your energy bills, because your tankless water heater is only heating water when you actually need it. If you have a tank water heater, it heats water around the clock so that you have hot water when you need it no matter what time it is. Maintaining that hot water supply can use a lot of energy. A tankless water heater can be around a third more efficient than a tank water heater. This means you can save as much as 33% on your energy use. 


A tankless system is estimated to last longer. Your tank water heater is going to last between 10 and 15 years. A tankless water heater will last for 20 years or longer. Sure, a tankless water heater costs more upfront to install, but the energy savings combined with the comfort and longer lifespan easily make the investment worth it. 

Clean Water

As your tank water heater gets older, the inside of the system can corrode and rust. These rust and metal particles may get into your water supply, which includes your drinking water. Even if you’re not drinking hot water, the particles still enter your plumbing system. This isn’t a problem you have to worry about with a tankless system since the water does not collect and sit over time. 

Here at Idaho Heating & Air, Your Comfort Is Our Priority! Contact us today to schedule an appointment for heating assistance.

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