The Pros and Cons of a Tankless Water Heater

by | Dec 2, 2013 | plumbing

As the names states tankless water heaters do not have a tank. A Tankless water heater is said to save on electricity cost because you don’t have to heat stored water all of the time. These tanks have become extremely popular, as a way to heat water on demand, reduce the carbon footprint, and lower the electric bills of millions. These are also popular because they save tons of space as well. If you are looking to get a Tankless water heater, then there are a few things that you should know that will help you get started.


There are pros and cons to tankless hot water heaters, just as there are to any invention. This type of water heater is great for having an unlimited supply of hot water. You also don’t have the standby energy costs that you do with a tank water heater, which lowers your electricity bill drastically. It also has a smaller carbon footprint as it is physically smaller and uses less materials and components. The life expectancy of these types of water heaters is 20 years on average and the parts are easy to replace.


The only con of owning tankless hot water heaters is that if you don’t have the right size for your home, you will never have any hot water. It’s very important to choose the right system from the beginning, so that it will be able to meet your hot water needs. Tankless hot water systems are of course more expensive than regular hot water tanks and more expensive to install.






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