A tankless water heater is a great option when building or remodeling a home, mostly due to the many benefits that it provides. Two reasons to consider a tankless water heater are convenience and form factor:

1. Convenience

A tankless water heater is the perfect choice if you have a large household, or if you simply go through a lot of hot water throughout the day. The reason for this is that a tankless water heater works by providing you with hot water whenever you need it.

Whenever you turn on something that requires hot water, the tankless water heater detects it and begins warming up the water for you. There is usually a short delay before the hot water begins to arrive, but once it does you will have all of the hot water that you need. This means that you do not have to worry about running out of hot water in the middle of a shower, or partway through filling up your tub for a bath. 

In addition, the wait for hot water from a tankless water heater isn't as bad as having to wait for an empty hot water tank on a traditional water heater to refill. A tankless water heater can ensure that multiple people can shower, do laundry, or do the dishes simultaneously without one of them ending up with only cold water to use. 

2. Form Factor

One of the biggest inconveniences of a traditional water heater is finding sufficient space to accommodate the large tank of water that is required. In addition, the large tank can be a hazard to your home. For example, if the water tank were to leak, you may come home to find that your basement is flooded.

Even worse, if you live in a home without a basement, you could end up with a leaking water tank that will destroy your floors. The damage caused can range from damaged and stained carpets, to warped floors.

However, you do not have to worry about any of those issues with a tankless water heater. Since there is no tank attached to the water heater, a tankless water heater will provide you with quite a few more options when it comes to placement. Also, the lack of a tank means that you will not have to worry about potential damages due to a leaky water tank.

Speak to an HVAC contractor today in order to discuss the many ways in which a tankless water heater can benefit you. A tankless water heater is ideal if you want an option that is small enough to be installed almost anywhere in your home, while also providing you with the convenience of having hot water available whenever you need it.

To learn more, contact a company like Robert Bair Plumbing Heating & Air with any questions you have.