TANKLESS WATER HEATERS by Stout Plumbing
Tankless water heaters heat without the use of a storage tank which means there is no storage area to keep hot water. They do not produce the energy losses affiliated with storage water heaters. When tap water is turned on cold water travels through the pipe. Either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water for a continuous supply of hot water.
Advantages to purchasing a Tankless Water Heater:
- Energy Efficient
- Space saving
- No cold showers
- More hot water
One advantage of a tankless water heater is a continuous flow of hot water oppose to the limited amount from a conventional water heater. The most important advantage is the amount of money you can save. The initial cost of a tankless system is a bit pricey but they are designed to save you about 30 percent per year on your water heating bill. A traditional water heater wastes energy heating water that you may or may not use. Tankless water heaters use gas or electric energy when you use hot water so there is no energy wasted. Another big advantage to owning a tankless water heater is they are designed to last up 20 years while a conventional tank’s life expectancy is around 10-13 years. Tankless units are also a lot smaller and do not require as much space for installation in non-traditional areas.
Factors to Consider:
- Unit Cost
- Installation Cost
- Ventilation required
Thinking it’s about time for a new hot water heater? Or maybe you are purchasing a new home in Benton, AR and need a water heating system installed. Whatever the case may be, whether you are remodeling, upgrading, our buying a new home, consider investing in a tankless water heater.
Although there are a lot of advantages that outweigh the disadvantages of a tankless water heater there are a few things to keep in mind. The unit itself can be more expensive than a tank unit. The installation cost is also usually greater because of the changes that need to be made to the area when converting from a traditional tank. You may need to increase the size of the gas line to supply enough fuel to the unit. You may also need to add an electrical outlet for both gas and electric models. The bottom line is the upfront cost for a tankless water heater is generally more than a conventional tank, but overtime you can recover this cost with the energy efficiency factor.
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If you are interested in tankless water heaters Call Stout Plumbing today for more information! We provide tankless water heater repair, replacement and installation services to Central Arkansas.