Thinking Of Going Tankless? Know The Pros And Cons


If your water heater is not running properly, or is on the older side, it may be time to upgrade to a new system. If this is the case, you may want to think about getting rid of that bulky system and instead opt for a tankless system instead. There are a number of pros (and some cons) of going with a tankless system rather than a traditional tank. Read on for some further information about tankless water heaters to help you make your decision.

The Pros

1. Better Energy Efficiency

A tankless water heater is going to be more energy efficient, as you only use energy as needed. A tank system needs to keep the water at a steady and constant temperature, which uses more energy. You will notice a difference in your energy bills each month.

2. Uses Less Space

Less space is being used with a tankless water heater. A tankless system is hung on the wall and only sticks out a couple of inches, whereas a tank system is a large tank that will take up a few feet of space in a room, or even a storage closet. This space can be used for something else instead.

3. No Shortage Of Hot Water

You aren't going to have to worry any longer about taking too long of a shower, or getting everyone into the shower in the morning and running out of hot water. A tankless shower is going to give you hot water on demand each and every time you turn on the hot water. You'll also be able to run more than one hot water appliance or faucet in your home at one time without the worry of running out.

4. No Giant Tank Full Of Water

The large tank full of water may not seem like a big deal until the tank cracks and there's water everywhere. The tank holds a lot of water, so imagine all of that water all over your floor. A tankless water heater doesn't hold water, so you don't have to worry about this type of damage occurring.

The Cons

1. Additional Cost

A tankless water heater can be a bit more pricey than a traditional tank heater. It also isn't as simple as replacing one water heater with another, a tankless water heater requires some extra work and may also involve running some wiring or plumbing lines. These added lines may cost you some extra cash as well.

2. Installation Issues

You could run into some installation issues if you don't have a wall to hang the tank on. It may also require that the tank be hung on only an exterior wall, or only on an interior wall. It depends on where you live and the codes for your particular county or state. 

A tankless water heater has a lot of pros, but be sure to weigh the cons as well. Talk to a professional water heater repair contractor about having a tankless water heater installed and be sure you have the proper wall space and money to have it installed in your home.


29 September 2018

Cool off Your AC Bill

Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.