Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Your Home?

Tankless water heater
Tankless water heaters are more energy efficient but may not be right for every home. It is important to know both the pros and cons about tankless water heaters before you install one in your home.

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Most homes in Utah have traditional water heaters with tanks, but tankless water heaters have many benefits. Is a tankless water heater right for your home? Here are some things to know before getting a tankless water heater installed.

Tankless water heaters are more energy efficient.

Tankless water heaters provide a stream of instant hot water with high-powered coils. They are more energy efficient because they are not constantly storing, heating and re-heating large amounts of water like a traditional tank water heater.

Tankless water heaters do not have an unlimited supply of hot water for multiple sources.

While tankless water heaters can provide an unlimited stream of hot water to one person, they are not equipped to provide hot water to multiple sources at the same time. If someone is taking a shower while the washer is running, the hot water will run out. This is because there is no reserve of hot water to draw from. Unlike a traditional tank water heater, multiple people can take showers consecutively without running out of hot water. If you use multiple sources of hot water at the same time, a tankless water heater may not be right for your home.

Tankless water heaters last longer than traditional tank water heaters.

A traditional tank water heater lasts for about 10 years. However, a tankless water heater can run efficiently for up to 20 years. Tankless water heaters have a high initial cost, but low monthly costs due to their energy efficient nature. A tankless water heater can save you money in the long run by not having to replace your water heater as often. It can also reduce your monthly bills, and also can add value to your home if you are trying to sell.

If you are thinking about replacing your traditional tank water heater, give our team of expert plumbers a call! We specialize in water heater installation in American Fork, Cedar Hills, Lehi, Orem, Provo, Salt Lake City, Spanish Fork and the surrounding communities.

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