Many people are interested in the benefits of tankless water heaters. After all, they provide nearly limitless hot water when and where you need it, and they only heat the exact amount of water that you use. In the long run, a tankless water heater can save you money, but they aren’t for every household. Read on to find out more about whether a tankless water heater could be a good fit for your home or office. If you have questions, an experienced Coral Springs plumber has answers.
It’s Time for a New Water Heater
If your old water heater is limping along and you know it’s time to bite the bullet and purchase a new water heater, that’s a good place to start. You need a water heater, and tankless water heaters are economical, more environmentally friendly, and provide you with the hot water you want when you want it. But that’s not all there is to it. The fact is that some households and offices are well suited to tankless water heaters and others are not.
Your Gas Line
Most homes are equipped with ½ inch gas lines, which are ideal for standard water heaters but aren’t large enough for tankless water heaters. The optimal gas line for a tankless model is ¾ inch. If your home is equipped with a wide enough gas line and you have an electrical outlet near where you plan on installing the tankless water heater, you’re likely in a good position to go with a tankless model. Don’t make this important decision, however, before consulting with an experienced and knowledgeable Coral Springs plumbing professional.
Tankless water heaters are more expensive than traditional models, but with their increased efficiency and aversion to wasting hot water, they can pay for themselves over time. If you have no plans to move, a tankless water heater could be a great investment. Further, if your home stands empty for days – or longer – at a time, a tankless heater will remain closed for business during your absence. Additionally, tankless water heaters – because they don’t trip on if you don’t turn on the hot water – are much less likely to leak while you’re away. Coming home to a leaky water heater can be a very rude, and expensive, awakening.
Your Home Has a Revolving Door
If your kids are getting older, they’re likely to be involved in all kinds of activities and may be prone to taking long hot showers at all hours of the day and night. If you’ve got a substantial brood and their extensive array of friends is part of the deal, you may need to up your hot water game, and a tankless water heater could be just the ticket. Additionally, if you welcome a lot of visitors to your home, having plenty of hot water is always a good thing. If your bathrooms and kitchen see plenty of action – interspersed with inaction – a tankless water heater might be the answer.
If you take your impact on the environment seriously, it’s important to recognize that a tankless water heater is more environmentally friendly than traditional tank heaters. A traditional water heater heats and holds hot water whether you use it or not. If you go away for 10 days, your hot water heater holds a full tank of hot water for the entire time. With a tankless water heater, on the other hand, if you’re off site, your water heater won’t heat a drop of water. This can help you save money on your utility bills and reduce your ecological footprint.
Issues with Space
Many of us are living in smaller and smaller spaces, and traditional tank water heaters aren’t always a viable option when space is at a premium. Tankless water heaters take up much less space because they don’t actually store water. In fact, you can get creative with the placement of your tankless water heater – some can even be hung on the wall to maximize floor space.
Whatever your home’s hot-water needs, a tankless water heater is worth at least considering. A professional Coral Springs plumber will help you determine if a tankless model is a good option for you.
Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You? Ask an Experienced Coral Springs Plumber
A tankless water heater can be a great addition to your home, but they aren’t for everyone. The dedicated plumbing professionals at Erica’s Plumbing and Restoration in Coral Springs will help you explore your options in determining whether a tankless or traditional water heater better suits your needs. For more information, please contact or call us at 561-275-5688 today.
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