If you are tired of paying for expensive energy bills and wasting an unnecessary amount of energy, chances are that you would benefit from purchasing a tankless water heater. Although tankless water heaters are rapidly growing in popularity, many homeowners continue to purchase traditional tank water heaters because they do not realize all of the potential advantages available to them.
As one of the oldest and largest HVAC / Plumbing companies in the area, Edwin Stipe specializes in providing modern equipment and expert service in all aspects of our business, from plumbing, heating & air conditioning service and maintenance to water treatment services. As such, we recommend choosing a plumber who is knowledgeable and experienced with tankless water heater installation because most of the long term benefits truly outweigh the short term drawbacks. Ultimately, it is up to you, the homeowner, to decide whether you would prefer a modern tankless heater or a conventional tank heater, which is why it is important to weigh out all of the pros and cons before making an informed decision. We’re here to help you do just that.
How Tankless Water Heaters Work
Unlike tank water heaters, tankless water heaters are considered to be the latest in gas technology because of their ability to provide an unlimited supply of hot water. While typical storage heaters contain continuously hot water that is ready for use, tankless water heaters offer an on-demand source of hot water. As their name suggests, tankless water heaters do not require a tank because they use a gas burner or an electrical element to heat cold water whenever a hot water tap is turned on.
The Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters
Almost any plumber will tell you that a tankless water heater is a smart investment because the long term energy savings will offset the initial purchasing cost. As aforementioned, this is because instead of constantly heating water, tankless water heaters use an on-demand process that is 40% more energy efficient than tank gas water heaters. In addition, due to the fact that tankless water heaters do not require a large tank to constantly warm water, they do not leak and are only about the size of a carry-on suitcase. Moreover, homeowners who are green conscious can rest easy knowing that tankless water heaters are eco-friendly and produce less CO2 and N20 than storage water heaters.
The Disadvantages of Tankless Water Heaters
One of the biggest turnoffs of tankless water heaters is that they are much more expensive than typical tank water heaters. Although this may be a disadvantage, over time tankless water heaters have been shown to save more money on expensive energy bills. Additionally, tankless water heaters have a limited output of hot water that they can produce so if you have a large family utilizing water to perform several separate tasks, it may not be able to provide continuous hot water.
When making the choice between continuing to use a storage water heater or a tankless water heater, it is important that you consider all the pros and cons associated with each and make a decision accordingly. If you are currently a homeowner living in or around the Stewartsville, Phillipsburg, Bethlehem, or Nazareth area and are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable plumber to perform tankless water heater installation or even just to answer your questions, contact Edwin Stipe at 610.258.0201