Posted on December 12, 2012 at 9:00 am.Written by Shamrock Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc. Cost is a serious consideration when purchasing appliances for the home including a water heater. Tankless water heaters have a proven cost saving track record when it comes to fuel usage. While the benefit of saving money is significant, there are other features of tankless water heaters for the homeowner to consider when choosing a hot water source. Longevity of tankless water heaters meets or beats the service life of tank water heaters. Warranty of the heat exchanger on tankless units by many manufacturers averages about ten years. Should the unit fail after the warranty expires the low cost of the unit permits the option to choose whether to repair the existing unit or buy a new one. Those cost options may not exist for a tank system. Space required by a tankless water heater is considerably less than that required by a tank water heating system. These units are small enough to put anywhere. The unit will fit in a basement, an attic, or into crawl spaces. The flexibility allows the property owner to utilize space for other functions. Hot water at the turn of a tap. When a tank type water heater uses up all the stored water or has to "reheat" stored water it can take several minutes to get hot water. While a tankless system will not provide immediate results, it operates more efficiently to provide hot water faster than the tank heater. A tankless unit provides the advantage of being able to handle several different appliances at once. The size of the unit depends on the needs of the household. Scheduling laundry around showers or dishwashing becomes unnecessary with a tankless water heater. The homeowner only needs to heat the water once. With a tank system, the water heater stores the hot water in a large tank and then reheats it when needed. A tankless water heater system heats the water only when needed. Heating the water once makes the tankless water heating system a smart choice. If your tankless water heater is giving you problems or you are ready to upgrade, call the experts at Shamrock Plumbing. We will diagnose the issue and get your tankless water heater up and running as soon as possible. call us today at 407-292-8881!