I debated for several years before making the switch from a tank-style to a tankless water heater. I assumed that the conversion would be expensive, invasive and time-consuming. After consulting with a professional plumber and hearing about the benefits of tankless water heating, I decided to go ahead with it. One of the many perks is the space savings. Instead of a huge and ugly tank, the tankless unit is about the size of a small suitcase. I had choices on where to insall it. The unit is now mounted on the wall, out of the way, freeing up valuable square footage in the basement. Another advantage is that there is no waiting for water to heat up and no running short of hot water. Whenever a tap is activated, the water flows over a heat exchanger and is heated as needed. Because the water doesn’t sit in a tank, potentially absorbing contaminants, it is wonderfully clean. I also don’t pay for the standby energy losses of reheating the same water over and over. The increased efficiency is helping to recover the investment. I can plan on the water heater lasting much longer than a more traditional alternative. Parts are easily replaced. I am able to adjust water temperature to my preferences and ensure safety against burns. The tankless unit eliminates concerns with a ruptured tank and a flooded basement. The licensed plumber was extremely helpful in determining the right size of water heater to cover the demands of the household. He completed a proper installation and made sure all components were in peak working order.