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Pros & Cons of a Tankless

The Pros & Cons of a Gas Tankless Water Heater


It’s 6:25am, and your alarm clock just went off… you are late again! Your spouse and the kids are already up, and they’ve already showered. You’re the last one. You turn on the shower and wait for it to heat up. And wait. And wait… Ugg, No Hot Water Again!


Your morning isn’t off to a great start. What can you do to solve this problem?


We’ve got great news for you.


Now you can "Upgrade" to a gas tankless water heater.



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With a tankless water heater, you don’t have to ever use the phrase “out of hot water” again!

Tankless water heaters don’t use storage tanks like typical water heaters. Instead, they produce hot water on-demand. With a standard water heater, when you turn on the shower, it pulls water from the tank, and that water has already been heated.


If you have a tankless water heater, your shower would instead pull water through the gas tankless unit, and the water would come hot right to your shower every time. This water “on-demand” is rapidly heated as it travels quickly through your gas tankless water heater on its way to your shower.


The gas tankless water heater is still a new concept, but it brings loads of benefits to the table. Once you go tankless, you won’t go back!



The Pros


Endless Supply of Hot Water


The tankless water heater is—you guessed it—tankless! Because there’s no tank, it doesn’t work off of capacity; it works off demand. A tankless water heater heats up water as you need it, and it brings hot water to your appliances quickly—and never runs out.


Energy Efficient

Since the tankless water heater only heats water up when you want it to, it saves energy. Tank-type water heaters heat their capacity of water 24/7, 365-days a year, whether or not you need it. It works hard to keep the temperature up, and that uses up energy. With a tankless water heater, if you don’t need hot water all day, it won’t be using energy all day.


For every dollar you put into heating your water, about 97 cents of it actually heats your water when you have a gas tankless water heater. When you have a tank-type water heater, only 58 cents of that dollar is used to heat the water. The rest goes down the drain!


Space Savings

Have you dreamed of what you would do if you had more space in your garage or your home? A typical tank-type water heater is about two feet wide and five feet tall. A tankless water heater, however, is only about 18 inches wide, 26 inches long, and 12 inches deep.


Longer Product Life


Some people hesitate to decide on a tankless water heater because they can be a higher cost; however, you get significantly more life out of one. A standard water heater tank lasts about 8-12 years. A tankless water heater can last as long as 25-30 years!


Peace of Mind

Have you ever had a water heater leak? Average water heater tanks hold around 50 gallons of water. If your tank gets a leak, that could cause a huge mess and a lot of water damage! Tankless water heaters don’t have that risk, since there’s no tank that holds water.


A tankless water heater could only cause about as much damage as a dripping faucet, so you don’t have to worry about a catastrophe!


No Stale Water


Since there’s no tank involved in a tankless water heater, you don’t have 50+ gallons of water just sitting in a stale water heater. Tankless heats on demand, so it always pulls fresh water.



The Cons


No Hot Water During Power Outages (But We Have a Solution!)


Because the tankless water heater runs off of electricity, if you experience a power outage, you won’t have hot water. Even though the unit uses only a minute amount of power, it requires at least some in order to get started. A tankless runs off an electric ignition, which means you don’t have a standing pilot light that uses unnecessary gas. The downside? If you have no power, you have no hot water. But don’t worry! We’ve got an option for a back-up battery, that can be added to your tankless water heater so you’ll always have hot water when you need it!


Output Challenges

As long as your tankless water heater is sized properly, you won’t experience an output challenge. It’s vital to know the product’s capability compared to the house’s demands. If both are taken into consideration during the decision-making process and the installation, there won’t be an output problem.


This challenge is a big reason why you need to seriously consider hiring a professional plumber to install your tankless water heater. At Tankless Pros Az, we believe in doing things the right way, not the easy way! That means we take the time and care needed to select and install your new tankless water heater so your family can easily enjoy hot water with no worries!


Higher Upfront Cost

A tankless water heater does have a higher upfront cost compared to your usual water heaters. Not only is it a more expensive piece of equipment, but the installation itself is a factor in the final cost.


It takes a true professional to properly install a tankless water heater on a retrofit for several reasons. First, the technician needs to find a place to install the tankless water heater. This usually is a delicate balance of meeting customer desires while still adhering to code requirements.


When that’s all said and done, the technician also needs to make sure we have a way to vent the unit in a safe way—it can’t vent the same way as the old unit.


The technician then needs to find a way to provide proper gas flow. Tankless water heaters burn gas more efficiently; however, it needs access to the amount of gas available compared to a tank unit. Finding the right amount of gas based on the pressure and size of the home can get tricky.

Knowing how involved the installation process is, gives people an idea of where the higher upfront cost is coming from. Long term, the cost comparison weighs in favor of gas tankless water heaters.


Your Tankless Water Heater Team 

Because tankless water heaters are still a fairly new concept, there are a lot of plumbers who don’t know how to work on them yet. Fortunately, Tankless Pros Az are trained on how to install and repair tankless water heaters! We like to stay up to date with new technology so we’re always ready to help you!


Interested in talking about getting a tankless water heater installed?

Give us a call for free advice and helpful hints at (602) 833-1533