Should You Switch to a Tankless Water Heater?
The last time you replaced your air conditioner, you probably took the opportunity to upgrade to a smarter and more efficient unit than the one you previously had—so why not do the same when the time comes to replace your water heater? Like the very best air conditioners and HVAC systems, a tankless water heater can make your life more comfortable and convenient while also saving you lots of money on energy costs in the long run. Below we will discuss the pros and cons of tankless water heaters and the ideal candidate for a tankless upgrade to help you decide whether it is a good idea (and even feasible) for you to make the switch.
Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters
When making any significant purchase, it’s important that you weigh the pros and cons to make the most informed decision possible. While tankless water heaters are not without drawbacks, the pros certainly outweigh and outnumber the cons. Tankless water heaters provide virtually unlimited and instantaneous hot water. And because tankless heaters run only when needed, they are much more energy efficient than traditional tank models. The biggest drawback of tankless heaters is that they require higher up-front costs and can suffer freeze damage if not properly installed.
Is Your Home a Candidate for a Tankless System?
If you want to enjoy endless hot water and cut down on your energy bills at the same time, a tankless system is for you. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you home is a good candidate for a tankless water heater. For homes not hooked up to gas, electric tankless water heaters are available. Check the voltage and amperage requirements and make sure your home’s electricity system is up for the task. If your home can handle a tankless water heater, talk with your plumber to determine which model is right given the size of your home and your family’s hot water needs.
If you would like additional information about tankless water heaters, contact Estes Services. We provide Atlanta residents with heating, cooling, and plumbing services . Visit our website to learn more or call us at (404) 418-6076 to speak with one of our experts about your HVAC or plumbing needs.