Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

If you are tired of your shower running cold before you finish, or you don’t want to ration hot water among your family members, you should probably contact Just Water Heaters for the installation of tankless water heaters in your home. Tankless water heaters continue to heat water on demand, however you should consider the following pros and cons to be sure that a tankless water heater is the right option for you. 

Pros of Tankless water heater

Perhaps the supply of hot water on demand, is the most important benefit of a tankless water heater. Tankless water heater will provide continuous hot water flow as needed hence there is no need to ration hot water. 

Tankless water heater can fit into a smaller space because it doesn’t come with a large water-holding tank. 

Tankless water heaters save more energy. It takes a lot of energy to maintain water temperature all through the day in the traditional electric water heaters but a tankless water heater will only run when you need hot water. With this feature, a tankless water heater can save up to 50% of energy, which means, lower energy bills.

Another benefit of a tankless water heater is that it has a longer lifespan when compared to traditional electric water heater. An ideal tankless water heater should last for 20 years or more, while most traditional electrical water heaters will last for around 10 years. 

The cons of tankless water heater 

Higher initial cost such as installation costs, is the number one disadvantage of the appliance. Most tankless water heaters are more expensive to purchase and install. You will recoup this expense because the water heater will save you more on energy bills. 

The larger the family the larger the tankless water heater sizes you will need. A smaller size unit may not serve water heater demand at once, and a larger water heater unit will even cost more than smaller unit. You should consider the extra cost when purchasing and installing the tankless water heater. 

There will be an initial delay in supply of hot water. The on-demand nature of the tankless water heater means that the water heater needs some time to heat up the water. In traditional water heaters, the water would have been heated already and stored and you can turn on the tap to get the hot water delivered. In tankless water heaters, the water being supplied must be brought to the proper hot temperature before it runs through the pipes and that means there will be some delay. You don’t have to worry about this delay because it takes only few seconds for the water to be heated to the proper temperature.

From the following pros and cons, the benefits of tankless water heater surpass its demerits, hence it is an appliance worth installing in your home. If you are interested in choosing and installing the right size and type of tankless water heater in your home, you should contact Just Water Heaters as soon as you can.