Are you tired of having to replace your water heater all of the time, especially due to sediment damage? Many homeowners feel the same way and therefore, many are switching to tankless water heaters. For some, tankless water heaters are the way to go while others still prefer traditional tank water heaters. If you are struggling to make a decision, Simon Plumbing will share the pros as well as the cons of a tankless water heater and see what is right for you and your home.
Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater
One of the pros of switching to a tankless water heater is the savings. Depending on your location, some areas offer a federal tax rebate which can range to around $300 when a home switches to a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters are also more efficient than hot water tanks and can help save up 20% off your monthly energy bills! Instead of a water tank filling up and heating cold water each time cold water gets added, a tankless water heater is only heating the water that is being used at the given time. Additionally, since the water is being heated as it is being used, the members of the household never run out of hot water. No more cold showers because you forgot that you put in a load of laundry. Tankless water heaters are also able to last longer. Depending on the usage and quality of the unit, a tankless water heater can last about 5 to 10 years. Many homeowners also love the space tankless water heaters save. They do not take up much room and are typically mounted off the ground and on the wall. Tankless water heaters can easily be hidden inside a cabinet or underneath a sink. Tankless water tanks are most often electrical and don’t create any emissions nor greenhouse gas like propane and gas heated water tanks do. Lastly a tankless water heater can be controlled with different heat settings. They can also be controlled with remote, which provides a more diversity as to how hot the water is.
Disadvantages to a Tankless Water Heater
Like every product there are some drawbacks. For some, the biggest drawback is the cost of installing and switching the home plumbing system to a tankless water heater. Another drawback for some is if more than one water source is being used at one time, it forces the hot water to split into different directions which results in less hot water going to a single source. There are some tankless water heaters that use gas. Depending on the previous set up an additional gas line for the water heater may be required. And when tankless water heaters are installed outside they often require an anti-freeze kit.
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For those ready to make the change or need their traditional water heater replaced, contact Simon Plumbing. We provide a variety of plumbing services in hot water tanks and tankless repairs and or replacement. For all of your plumbing needs, contact Simon Plumbing today.