Plumbers 911 - Tankless water heater installation
28 Mar

The pros and cons of tankless water heaters

Tankless water heaters have become more popular over the years due to their energy efficiency and convenience, only heating water when needed.

While more compact than traditional heaters that store and constantly heat a large volume of water, these game-changing devices come with their own set of advantages and drawbacks.

Let the contractors affiliated with Plumbers 911 explain some of the pros and cons of tankless water heaters before you take the plunge and make the switch.

Pro: Endless hot water supply

While conventional water heaters keep a finite amount of heated water in storage, tankless units heat water on demand by running cold water through a pipe heated with an electric or gas-powered unit.

This process means no more running out of hot water, as your tankless water heater will provide a continuous flow of hot water for as long as you keep it running.

Con: Limited flow rate 

Since a tankless heater does not have a tank to hold hot water, the water must be brought to the proper temperature within a minute or so before it runs through the pipes to reach your faucet. 

The heater may also struggle to keep up if multiple fixtures demand hot water simultaneously, which may decrease water pressure.

Pro: Long-term savings

Rather than constantly maintaining a reservoir of hot water, tankless water heaters consume less energy overall. 

This feature can lead to significant savings on a homeowner’s utility bills over time, particularly if you have a smaller household or only use hot water sparingly. 

Con: Higher upfront costs

While tankless water heaters offer long-term savings on energy bills, they are more expensive to purchase and install than traditional water heaters.

However, many homeowners find that the energy savings offset this initial investment over time. 

Pro: Longevity 

Tankless water heaters are renowned for their durability and can last upwards of 20 years or more with proper maintenance.

As traditional tanks typically need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years, this extended lifespan for tankless water heaters can result in less long-term costs and a reduced environmental impact.

Trust Plumbers 911 for your tankless water heater install

Still trying to decide if a tankless water heater that provides hot water on demand is the right investment for your household? 

A referral to one of the professional plumbing contractors affiliated with Plumbers 911 is the first step if you are looking to service or install a new hot water heater for your home. 

Plumbers 911 is a referral service affiliated with the best local plumbing contractors who are licensed, bonded and insured. They employ highly qualified plumbing professionals who receive over 10,000 hours of training and submit to rigorous background checks. 

Find a local Plumbers 911-affiliated professional in your area today

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