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The Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

The Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

The Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

You likely don’t think much about your hot water tank. If it’s working fine, you tend to forget about it. As the old saying goes “Out of sight, out of mind”.

If your current hot water tank is reaching the end of its life, or you’re looking for a more energy-efficient model. Give an on-demand or tankless system some serious consideration.

What is a tankless water heater and how does it work?

A tankless or on-demand system is a water heater that replaces the traditional tank-type hot water tank you would see in your utility room. Instead of keeping hot water in a tank, a tankless system only heats water as it’s needed. A tankless or on-demand system provides comfort and convenience for the whole family.

The Pros of switching to a Tankless Water Heater

Durable: They last a long time and don’t cost much to operate because of their strong build and materials. The majority of tankless models feature parts that can be replaced, thus reducing their long-term environmental footprint.

Unlimited Hot Water: Tankless water heaters can provide unlimited hot water. As long as there is energy to heat it, if your teenager is taking too long in the shower, simply unplug it! Traditional water heaters are limited by their size, when the hot water is gone, it’s gone until the tank has time to reheat.

Energy Efficient: As water sits in a traditional tank, it begins to lose heat and that means a traditional water heater is constantly turning on and off to keep water warm. With a tankless or on-demand system your water is heated quickly and only when it’s needed making it more energy-efficient.

Compact in Size: Many families are living in smaller homes or townhomes with tighter spaces having a large 40-60 gallon storage tank isn’t exactly convenient. A tankless water heater is securely mounted on a wall out of the way, providing usable space around it.

The Cons of Switching to a Tankless Water Heater

While the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages, there are still a few things to consider when switching from a traditional water heater to a tankless or on-demand system:

Installation Costs: Switching to a tankless water heater may require paying upfront costs for the heater and installation. An on-demand system often requires new venting and gas lines as part of the installation increasing your installation cost slightly.

Output: A tankless water heater is more efficient but its output is also more limited, which is why it may make sense to install more than one as well as a recirculating unit depending on the size and needs of your home. Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical offers a variety of models to fit your needs and lifestyle schedule a FREE quote with a Fox Comfort Advisor today!

Why Work with Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical

Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical takes great pride in being a name that Vernon and surrounding Communities can depend on. In our 25 years of experience, we have successfully resolved various heating and cooling problems. There is no task too challenging for us!

Did you know we also have an office located in Vernon? Don’t forget to refer your friends!

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