Considering a tankless water heater for your home?
Depending on the amount of hot water your home uses, tankless water heaters can provide a substantial amount higher energy efficiency than the conventional storage tank hot water heaters use. This could translate to a substantial savings each year in electric or natural gas costs.
However, before purchasing a tankless water heater it’s important to understand that some retrofitting may be required as it is not a simple “swap out” from your existing conventional water heater. And, you’ll need to decide if you want a gas or electric model and how much power based on the size of the tankless water heater.
Despite the higher upfront cost of a tankless water heater and its installation, the life expectancy of the unit can be as much as twice the life expectancy of a conventional storage tank hot water heater. In fact, a tankless water heater can last as long as twenty years.
Tankless water systems come in a variety of prices and levels of power. Consult your plumber for expert advice on which model is best for your home and your hot water usage.