Can Your Water Heater Handle Holiday Guest Hot Water Needs?

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It’s November, which means it’s time to get your Roanoke home ready for holiday visits from friends and family. After lots of mopping and vacuuming and straightening up, the house might be tidy and gleaming, but have you considered the state of your water heater?

With traditional storage-type water heaters, a tank is filled with water, which is heated and kept warm until it’s used. For a small household where everyone has different schedules, this might be enough to provide hot water for everyone, but during the holidays, families can put more stress on their water heaters. Between washing dishes, doing laundry and taking multiple baths or showers, the tank can run out quickly. And nobody wants to be last in line for a cold shower because someone else has used all the hot water.

Consider Going Tankless

When looking for a solution to water heater problems, customers should consider tankless water heaters. These provide nearly unlimited hot water without wasting energy keeping it around in a tank. These units are often small enough to be placed in a bathroom closet or under a cabinet, and provide on-demand hot water to the nearest fixtures. They also last longer than storage tank heaters, with an average lifespan of more than 20 years.

As an added benefit, multiple tankless water heaters can be installed wherever they’re needed, without impacting hot water availability in other rooms. 

Call the Experts

If you’ve had your hot water heater for more than 10 years, it’s time to upgrade. If you’re ready to go tankless, your Roanoke plumbing experts at Southern Trust are here to help. Contact Southern Trust today or call (540) 343-4348 to learn more about what options are available for your home, and never take another cold shower again.

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