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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right For You?

If you are in the market for a new water heater system, you should consider the options available to you. Tankless water heaters have become very popular with homeowners due to their low running costs. There is no loss of heat for stored water as there is no tank. The heater turns on as soon as you turn the tap on, and it warms up the water. While it does require more power while running, the tankless system consumes significantly less power overall.

It would be a good idea to install a tankless water heater in Staten Island, NY. The winters can be quite chilly here and a good quality tankless heater would significantly lower your energy bills.

Here are some of the major benefits of installing a tankless water heater.

Energy Efficiency

The cost of energy bills is an important factor for many homeowners. A tankless water heater can cut down your bills significantly as they are more efficient than a tanked heater.

Research shows that tankless heaters are around 20% to 35% more energy efficient for small families with 2 to 4 people. If you have a larger family, there is the option to install multiple water heaters to serve different parts of the home. While this creates a larger initial installation cost, it can still help drop your energy bills.

Install Anywhere

Tank water heaters are large and tall units. That is why you need to place them in a separate room, in the laundry or the basement. The tank aspect of these systems demands a good deal of square footage.

Tankless heaters are much smaller, allowing you to install them closer to where you need hot water. The fact they take up less space means you have more options for where to place them such as inside your bathroom or near the kitchen sink.

Reduced Water Use

In the traditional tank units, there is a lot of extra water used simply because the system holds gallons in storage, ready for use at any time. In contrast, your tankless system would only use water if and when it is needed, allowing you to use far fewer gallons.

Increased Safety

Traditional water heaters with tanks become very hot. If you have pets or young children, there is a risk that they might burn themselves by touching the heater by accident. If you have a gas-powered water heater, you may also run the risk of encountering a gas leak in an older system which can be a health hazard.

Tankless water heaters can be a big improvement, in comparison. There is no large tank with stored water that may prove dangerous and these systems can be all-electric, nullifying the use of a gas connection.

Limitations of Tankless Heaters

Tankless water heaters may not be suitable for large families because there is no stored water that can be used by multiple people. If you need hot water simultaneously in different places, a tank heater would be the better option. Tankless heaters also tend to be more expensive to install.

So, is a tankless water heater the right fit for your home? If you aren’t sure, we can help you figure it out.

Contact Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning for your water heater system services. Serving Staten Island’s Heating and A/C needs since 1955.

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