Your water heater is crucial to your life as you need it every day for bathing, dishes, and laundry. But did you know that you have options when it comes to choosing a water heater, like a tankless water heater?
What is a tankless water heater?
A tankless water heater uses high-powered burners to heat water quickly while running through a heat exchanger.
Even though it is expensive as it usually costs 3 times more than a traditional water heater, the benefits make it worth the investment. Plus, tankless water heaters usually come with longer warranties!
The Positives of a Tankless Water Heater
Aside from the longer warranty, there are many other benefits to purchasing a tankless water heater for your home.
Tankless water heaters are 22 percent more efficient on average compared to gas-fired heaters. With a tankless water heater, you will have endless hot water, need just a small storage space, and receive lower energy bills.
With their compact design, tankless water heaters are known to last longer, up to 20 years. Additionally, if there is an issue with it, you won’t have to deal with a big water disaster.
The Negatives of a Tankless Water Heater
Of course, there are a few negatives when it comes to using a tankless water heater.
The biggest negative of a tankless water heater is the initial cost. Also, tankless water heaters are known to have inconsistent water temperature. It really depends on whether your home has a gas or electric supply.
Keep in mind, not all homes can support a tankless water heater. You will need a plumber to come out to determine which type of water heater is best for you and your home.
Choosing the Right Water Heater
Some things need to be reviewed before making your decision. First, what is the demand of the hot water in your house? Since you have endless hot water with a tankless water heater, it is great for larger households. Tankless water heaters usually need to be placed within 50 feet of a power source and mounted on an interior or exterior wall.
Next, which type should you get? Should you get a gas or electric tankless water heater? A gas tankless water heater needs vents and qualifies for a tax rebate. An electric tankless water heater needs proper voltage and doesn’t qualify for a tax rebate, but is more efficient.
Rainforest Plumbing and Air’s Preventative Maintenance Check-Ups
Once or twice a year you will want to call your plumber in Mesa to schedule a preventative maintenance check-up for your water heater. What they do will depend on which type of water heater you have, but most water heater tune-ups include checking the temperature-pressure relief valve, flushing sediment from the tank, and making sure it is running efficiently. The technicians at Rainforest Plumbing and Air will also adjust the temperature if needed, saving you on your bills.