5 Reasons You Might Want a Tankless Water Heater - And A Few Reasons You Might Not
We know how it feels to run out of hot water on a cold day.
We’ve all felt the icy daggers from a shower that was supposed to be hot!
A great option to stop them from happening is a tankless water heater.
But there are some important things to think about before you pick one up.
So, in this article, we’ll give you 5 reasons why you might want a tankless water heater, along with a few reasons you might not, so you can make the call.
If You Go With A Tankless Water Heater, There Are A Lot Of Things That Get Easier For You.
You Never Run Out Of Hot Water.
This is the big one most people talk about. No more cold showers!
A tankless water heater heats up as much water as you need when you need it and for as long as you need it.
That way you can enjoy your 2-hour after-work showers without it getting cold after 15 minutes.
You Can Save A Ton Of Money On Your Energy Bill.
Tankless water heaters only heat the water when you need it.
That means you don’t have to heat a 50-gallon tank of water, even when you don’t need the water.
And because tankless water heaters work that way, they save a lot of energy so you can save money.
Tankless Water Heaters Take Up Much Less Space.
A tankless water heater is smaller than a tanked heater, freeing up floor space in your home.
But at the same time, it can still put out a lot of hot water, exactly when you need it.
A Tankless Water Heater Can Last For Decades Before You Need To Replace It.
The more you have to replace an appliance, the more the cost adds up.
Tankless water heaters last a long time, some up to 20 years or more.
Because they can last so much longer than tanked water heaters, they can save you a lot of money over time.
Going With A Tankless Water Heater Can Even Help You Get A Better Deal When You Sell Your Home!
A tankless water heater gives you unlimited hot water, saves energy, and looks sleek.
All those things are attractive to potential buyers.
Because of that, you can ask for a higher price and expect it to go well if you want to sell the house.
Having Said That, There Are A Few Reasons You Might Want To Keep Your Tanked Water Heater.
You Might Have To Change Your Water Habits.
A tankless water heater has some specific quirks that you may have to get used to because of how it works.
For example, you can't turn the water off and on between dishes if you want it to stay hot. That's because it needs a constant flow to know when to kick on.
The good news is that most people don’t have too much trouble adjusting to the quirks, so this often isn’t too big of a hassle.
You Might Not Be Able To Run As Many Things At Once.
A tankless water heater can do a great job of getting you hot water when you need it.
But if you’ve got 5 kids that all shower at the same time you do the dishes, some of you may not get as much hot water.
The good news is that all it takes is staggering when people use hot water to get as much as they need.
And Let’s Be Clear. It Costs More Up Front For A Tankless.
The fact is that a tanked water heater costs less to install than a tankless one.
Over time, the tankless is less expensive to use, and you have to replace it less, but it’s still a chunk right up front.
That means thinking about whether long-term savings or up-front cost is more important.
But Remember, The Final Decision Is Yours. We’re Just Here To Help If You Need it!
A tankless water heater does have a lot of good things going for it, along with a few things to consider ahead of time.
But as long as you do some due diligence before you make a call, you can make the choice that works for your needs.
And remember, we’re here if you need us!
At Any Hour Services, we want your home to be the safest and most comfortable place you spend your time.
So, give us a call or schedule an appointment online today if so you can enjoy hot showers again!
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Author: Nathanael Stuver
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Feb 15th 2023