Tankless water heaters are all the rage in efficiency. The price tag on these systems may cause you to pause, but the reality is that they save you money in the long run. If you are thinking of switching, check out these reasons why that’s a wise decision.
Tankless water heaters are major space savers compared to traditional systems. They are compact and lightweight. They are easily hidden in attics, mounted on walls, or stationed in utility closets, basements, and even outside. You do not need a water heater closet or other utility room to store it like you would for its counterpart.
A traditional water heating tank runs 24/7 to keep the water hot. This means your electricity is constantly occupied to heat up the tank so it’s no wonder your monthly bill is high. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, only consume electricity when they are being used. So not only are you conserving energy but your bank account as well.
Hot Water Forever
As long as there is not a power outage, tankless water heaters provide an endless supply of hot water. Commercial spots, like hotels and spas particularly benefit from these heaters. But wouldn’t a nice hot bath in the dead of winter be perfect? With a tankless water heater this is possible. However, a traditional water heating tank only heats up whatever amount of water is currently stored in it.
Did you know you can also connect multiple units to a frame? Even if one unit requires maintenance, it will not affect the performance of the rest. If you water needs change, you can also easily scale up or down..
Before a tankless water heater installation, your technician will conduct an evaluation to determine the best size for your home. Additionally, they will take your groundwater temperature and calculate the amount of energy needed. Finally, they will determine if you want a gas or electric tankless water heater. This is the time you will want to ask them about the advantages and disadvantages of each of your options.
Tankless water heaters are a great innovation for our homes. Finding the right model for your home, understanding how it works, and the benefits, you’re sure to love your new investment. If you still have questions or concerns, contact our HVAC experts at Westshore Mechanical and let them tell you the benefits of tankless water heater installation. Call us at (616) 449-1039.