Benefits of Tankless Water Heater
Though standard tank designs are commonly chosen when it comes time to install a water heater, the benefits of tankless water heaters are becoming more widely realized by homeowners all over the country. Initially, tank systems are more budget friendly, but because tankless heaters operate on an as-needed basis and consume less energy, they ultimately reduce energy bills and can offer the ideal way of reducing your carbon footprint.
On average, tankless heaters last five to ten years longer than traditional units, as well, which means you won’t have to replace your system quite as often as you would by opting to install a tank. And if one is in your budget, the benefits of tankless water heaters can well outweigh the downfalls. First and foremost is, of course, their energy efficiency in comparison to tank-operated systems. They’re also more reliable in their ability to supply a continuous flow of heated water. They’re compact, as well, which means that they can be installed in utility closets or other areas without taking up as much space as their more traditional counterparts. That compact design also makes a tankless heater more versatile; they’re easier to zone than tank water heaters and can be installed almost anywhere—even on a wall outside. And if durability is a concern, going tankless might be your best option. Those five to ten years that it outlasts traditional units? Those years add up to giving it a nice, long life of at least two decades, so they certainly hold their own on longevity.
There are, of course, some cons to consider, as well. Tankless systems tend to be twice as expensive than tanks and cost more to install, simply due to the fact that they require piping and venting that can run up the bill. If you’re looking at switching out systems, that can be quite expensive, too. The labor of retrofitting a home is very involved and therefore expensive, so it’s important to do your due diligence before hiring a home renovation contractor to install the tankless system; you want to find one who’s reputable, reliable, and knows his way around the system.
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