Why You Should Invest in A Tankless Water Heater
If you have been looking into new water heaters, you might want to consider investing in a tankless water heater. Not sure what it is or how it’s different from a standard water heater? The pros at Mattioni are here to help you out!
What Exactly is a Tankless Water Heater?
A tankless water heater is also known as an “on-demand” water heater because it heats and provides hot water only when it is needed. This is very different from a standard water heater which stores water and constantly heats it. When you turn the hot water handle on a faucet, cold water goes into the tankless water heater and is heated either by a gas burner or electric coils. After being heated, the water flows through the faucet, ready for use.
What Are the Cons of a Water Heater?
While we are here to tell you the benefits of a tankless water heater and why you should invest in it, we are also here to be completely honest. Like all appliances, a tankless water heater has some cons. There are two main issues you need to be aware of when it comes to a tankless water heater. The first is that it has a higher initial cost compared to standard storage heaters. Second, while hot water is available only when you need it, it’s capacity to supply might be on the lower side. Generally, hot water output is limited to up to 5 gallons per minute. You might need multiple tankless water heaters if you have a high hot-water demand.
What Are the Pros of a Water Heater?
While a tankless water heater has a higher initial cost, it might save you more money than a standard water heater over time. According to the Department of Energy, tankless water heaters are up to 34% more energy-efficient than storage water heaters. If you purchase a tankless heater qualified by ENERGY STAR you could save a little over $100 a year. In addition to their energy efficiency, tankless water heaters also have lower operating costs and have a high life expectancy of 20+ years. They also don’t take up a lot of space, being up to 28 inches tall, 20 inches wide and 10 inches deep.
Most importantly, they provide hot water when you need it as we mentioned above. With a regular storage water heater, there is significant heat loss and hot water might run out. A tankless water heater provides hot water only when you turn the hot water handle on.
Want to Learn More About Tankless Water Heaters? Contact the Pros at Mattioni!
If you have more questions about why you should invest in tankless water heaters, get in touch with the pros at Mattioni. You can contact us today by calling 610-400-8510 or by scheduling a service on our website! Our licensed and trained technicians will be more than happy to assist you.
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