Building A Vacation Home? 4 Reasons To Choose A Tankless Water Heater

Posted on: 2 May 2019

If you're building a new vacation home and you're ready to choose a water heater, talk to your contractor about a tankless model. Tankless water heaters provide a variety of benefits for you and your vacation home. Take a look at four of the benefits you'll enjoy when you have your contractor install a tankless water heater in your new vacation home.

1. Protect Your Home From Water Damage 

If you're only going to be using your new home for vacations and the occasional weekend getaway, you need to make sure it doesn't sustain water damage. One of the best ways to do that is to install a tankless water heater. Because tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand only, there's no water tank to worry about. Luckily, the lack of a tank means there's no risk of ruptures or leaks that could lead to water damage.

2. Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

If you plan to install a standard water heater in your new vacation home, you should know that you'll be paying to heat your water, even when you're not there to use it. That's because standard water heaters work to keep the stored water at a constant temperature, regardless of whether it's in use or not. However, tankless water heaters don't heat the water until you're ready to use it, which means you won't be paying to heat water while you're away.

3. Have Hot Water When You Need It

If you plan to have house guests in your vacation home, you want to make sure that you always have plenty of hot water available. Unfortunately, if you've decided on a standard water heater, some of your guests may be taking the occasional cold shower. That's because standard water heaters have a limited supply of hot water on hand. Once the tank is empty, it has to refill and reheat, which means your guests may be waiting extended periods of time for hot water. As stated earlier, tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand, which means you'll have plenty of hot water to accommodate all your guests' shower needs.

4. Avoid Bulky Tank Water Heaters

If you've decided on a cottage-style vacation home, you may not want to fill up valuable space with a bulky water heater, especially if you want to make the best use of the space you'll have. One of the benefits of a tankless water heater is that you can get the hot water you need without using a lot of space.