If your old water heater is in need of replacement or you are looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient. Tankless hot water heaters are a great choice for both situations. Though you probably would like to know what the overall cost is and how much money you can save from switching from an older model. I can answer both of them in due time, first I would like to illustrate what the difference between a older conventual tank water heater and a tank less one.
An older water heater, hold a certain amount of water depending on what the tank itself can hold. It heats up all this water for future usage. This requires power to keep this water warm and can be costly overtime. Another difference that is more of a negative, is that you can use up all the hot water in the tank, requiring you to wait for it to refill and heat up. Taking more time and energy to get a hot shower.
Now the way the tank less hot water heater works. Is by, as you probably guessed, is without the use of a tank. It heats the water in one of two methods, either by a gas element or an electric element. Most often to preserve natural gas, an electrical element is used. What I mean by that is more in the way of how an electric stove works. These turn on when you activate hot water, sending cold water through these warming methods and providing you hot water. There is no need to store or heat a certain amount of water with these systems, as the produce the exact amount you need at any given time. Which is how you save money on electricity.
This brining us to price, how much does switching cost. To be completely honest, they run congruent with tank based heaters in price. Which can be anywhere between eight-hundred to barely over a grand. So, if you need a new water heater, there really isn’t any excuse not to get a tank less heater, not to mention that they can take less room. That are also estimated to cut down monthly electricity bills by up to twenty-four percent, which is a huge difference in price.
When it comes to who you should hire to install said heater, there are many companies to choose from, you are best off looking for a well-regarded provider in the area. When my hot water heater broke down, I hired southern plumbing to handle everything and I would recommend them if they are available in your area. They have more than fifteen years of experience and have liability insurance that can cover up to million in general liability, to cover any issues that may come from the heater itself.
Again, if you are looking to replace an old unit or want be more eco-minded, tank less water heaters are a great go to.