Water heaters are not something you typically think about during your day-to-day activities. However, when you don’t have hot water for a shower or washing your dishes, you certainly realize how important it is to a comfortable home.


Water heaters typically come in two varieties, tankless and traditional. A traditional hot water heater consistently heats water in a large tank so that it is ready for usage. A tankless option heats water on demand as water flows through various pipes to its final destination.


While both deliver hot water, choosing a tankless water heater for your home has advantages.


Tankless Water Heater Advantages
Space Saving

Tankless water heaters are smaller than their traditional tank counterparts and do not require a 40+ gallon tank for operation. Tankless water heaters are about the size of a computer bag, making them easily wall-mounted or installed in small spaces such as a utility closet or basement. Due to their compact design, a tankless heater is ideal for modest homes or those lacking a lot of storage.


Endless Supply of Hot Water

Instead of storing hot water in tanks like traditional water heaters, tankless varieties only heat hot water when the faucet is turned on. Water in tankless water heaters is warmed when delivered, not beforehand, eliminating the issue of running out of hot water or waiting for additional water to warm up. Tankless water heaters heat the water as it passes through the pipes, providing endless hot water for your house.


On-Demand Hot Water

Tankless units provide hot water within seconds, saving you time and money on utility bills. In addition, since the water is only heated when used, choosing between taking a hot shower, running the dishwasher, or doing a load of laundry is unnecessary; there’s enough hot water to go around!


Longer Lasting

The lifespan of tankless water heaters is twice as long as that of traditional tank models (10 years versus 20 years). Therefore, installing a tankless unit gives a better return on your investment.



Traditional water heaters heat and reheat water when you are not home, exerting energy to keep 40+ gallons of water constantly hot. In contrast, tankless water heaters only heat the water when needed – eliminating the heating cost of stored water.

As a result, tankless water heaters consume 30 to 50% less energy than traditional tank units and reduce water waste and CO2 emissions. Many tankless water heaters can also be eligible for tax credits because of their energy efficiency. Because they use less energy and conserve water, tankless water heaters can help you save money on your monthly utility bills.


Your Local Plumbing Experts

Maxwell’s Plumbing and Drain LLC is a locally-owned and -operated plumbing company serving the entire CSRA.  Whether you need a simple faucet installation, water heater replacement, or complete sewer line replacement, we offer a wide range of residential and commercial plumbing services to meet your needs.


To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, visit our website or call 706-829-7606. We look forward to serving you!