Like many, you may have heard that a tankless water heater can save you money, but before you make the decision to installing one of these appliances in your home, you need as much information as possible about it. Armed with information on these water heaters, you can determine if this is the best appliance for your home.
Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters
The greatest benefit of tankless water heaters is the reduced energy they use. Tank-style water heaters frequently waste gas or electricity to keep the water in the tank heated. If you switch to a tankless water heater, you can save between 27% and 50% in fuel costs.
Another benefit of these water heaters is their longevity. They typically last longer than tank water heaters, especially in areas with hard water, which can deposit scale into a tank model.
Tankless water heaters constantly have fresh water flowing through them, which reduces the chances of mineral deposits in the tank. With fewer deposits in the tank, you always get clean water out of the hot water faucet. This does not always happen with a tank water heater than can send minerals through the hot water lines.
If you don’t have a lot of space, tankless water heaters will be a better option. These do not require a dedicated closet for storage. In fact, many tankless water heaters can fit inside cabinets beneath a sink.
Disadvantages of Tankless Water Heaters
The major disadvantage of tankless water heaters can easily be corrected. Since these models do not have water constantly heated, you may have to wait for hot water. If you have a large home with a single tankless water heater, you may not be able to use hot water from multiple sources at once.
Our plumbers at Plumbing Concepts have learned how to overcome this difficulty by combining multiple tankless water heaters to provide up to 317 gallons of hot water per minute.
Contact Us for Your New Tankless Water Heater
Since installing a water heater requires dealing with plumbing and electricity, you need a professional to do the job safely. Contact us at (951) 520-8590 at Plumbing Concepts today to schedule an appointment for a new, energy-efficient tankless water heater.