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As energy costs continue to increase, homeowners are constantly looking for greater energy efficiency without having to sacrifice performance. Since water heating is one the most expensive energy costs, it’s no surprise that tankless water heaters are regarded as a suitable alternative. Before making the switch, it’s important to recognize the advantages and disadvantages to an on-demand water heating system. Here’s what to consider:

Advantages

  • Tankless units operate only where there is a demand for hot water. This reduces energy costs because it does not need to continuously heat and maintain the temperature of stored water. Tankless water heaters reduce energy costs by up to 50%.
  • Go ahead and take that extra long shower! Because hot water is on demand, it is heated as soon as there is a need. Tankless units never run out of hot water.
  • Tankless units can come with enhanced safety features that monitor water pressure, temperature, and flow.

Disadvantages

  • A tankless water heater costs about twice as much as a standard tank heater. The tankless unit comes with long-term savings, but the initial cost may be too much for some homeowners to pay up front.
  • Tankless systems may require higher installation costs, especially if existing water lines and piping need to be retrofitted. This can be difficult and costly, depending on the size of the home, number of bathrooms, etc.
  • Because tankless units have high-powered burners, they require special venting. This further adds to the cost of installation.

Installing a tankless water heater is not a do-it-yourself home improvement job. If you are interested in learning more about water heater replacement options, connect with us. We have the experience and the skills necessary to recommend and install whatever water heating solution you choose.

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