Many households are becoming more energy efficient in some way or another. Homeowners are purchasing fuel efficient vehicles or installing solar panels on their homes to reduce their carbon footprint. You may also be considering taking a baby step, like installing a tankless water heater in your home. If your goal is to compare the benefits of a tankless heater to a traditional water heater, keep reading to see the pros and cons.
Pros to Installing a Tankless Heater:
Tankless Water Heaters Are Energy Efficient
As stated earlier, you save energy when you install a tankless water heater. You get the benefit of heating less water, which requires less energy. You may see an energy savings of up to 50% each month.
A Tankless Water Heater Takes Less Space
Tankless water heaters are small and flat. They also hang on your wall, so you don’t have to worry about taking up floor space, and we all know that floor space is a commodity in your garage or pantry.
Get How Water Faster with a Tankless Water Heater
Of course, every tankless water heater is different, but Energy.gov estimates that electric tankless water heaters can heat up to five gallons of water per minute. By heating water so quickly, there is no need to store water and heat it periodically like traditional water heaters.
Cons to Installing a Tankless Heater:
Tankless Water Heaters Can Be Expensive
The initial investment you will make for a tankless water heater is higher than other water heaters. It’s a new technology with the potential to save you money; therefore, there are added costs.
Tankless Water Heaters Aren’t User-Friendly
Getting a tankless water heater installed isn’t something you should try on your own. It requires professionals, such as our team at P & D Mechanical.
Installation Costs Can Add Up
Another cost factor to consider when you are debating what type of water heater to install is the additional costs associated with installing it. Not only will you be required to cover the cost of the installation, but you may also have to hire an electrician to ensure your tank has adequate power.
If energy efficiency is on your mind, and you want to take advantage of the potential to save money on your utility bills, then give us a call today. Our team at P & D Mechanical can help you choose a tank that is perfect for you and your family.
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