Why You Should Consider Installing A Tankless Water Heater In Your Home
Tankless water heaters have been used in Europe and Great Britain for decades. Tankless water heaters provide hot water as you need it, instead of constantly storing hot water in a tank, waiting for you to use it, heating water on demand instead of keeping water hot 24 hours a day.
Are tankless water heaters right for you? That depends on what you need from your water heater. Tankless heaters are fine for most household hot water applications.
Tankless water heaters are more expensive to buy than tank water heaters, but they can last up to twice as long, 20-22 years, instead of 10. Heating water on demand uses less energy than keeping it hot all the time. Tankless heaters take up less room than tank heaters. Gas tankless heaters are usually more efficient than electrical ones. Whole house tankless heaters are usually gas, while electrical heaters are usually smaller, installed at the point where you are using the heater, such as near a sink, dishwasher, shower, tub or washing machine.
Your professional plumber will be able to help you to determine what kind of heater you need for your home.The first consideration is how many gallons of hot water you will be using at one time. Next to check the specifications of different types of water heaters to determine whether you will need a whole house heater, two smaller units set up in series, or single water heaters at the locations where you will be using the hot water. Your plumber will be able to tell you what modifications may have to be made for installation of the heater(s). Some gas water heaters may require modifications in gas lines, or ventilation, some electrical heaters may need special wiring, depending on how much power they draw. Your plumber can help you choose the unit(s) you need, and install them correctly.
There may be federal, state and local tax credits available when you install tankless water heaters which can help offset the higher initial cost of tankless water heaters, in comparison to the cost of tank water heaters.
Are you looking to get a new tankless water heater for your South Windsor home? Call The Water Heater Medic at (860) 896-3342 and get started today!