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Pros & Cons of a Tankless | Tankless Pros Az | Phoenix, Az

Pros & Cons of a Tankless

The Pros

 

Endless Supply of Hot Water

 

The tankless water heater is—you guessed it—tankless! Because there’s no storage tank. A tankless water heater heats up water only when you need it, and it brings hot water to all your faucets quickly—and never runs out.

 

Energy Efficient

 

Since the tankless water heater only heats water on demand, it saves energy, tank-type water heaters heat water 24 hours, 365 days a year, whether or not you need it. It works hard to keep the hot water at a constant temperature, and that uses up energy. With a tankless water heater, you don’t need to maintain hot water all day long.

 

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 about 58 cents of that dollar is used to heat the water. 32 cents is wasted energy.

 

Space Savings

 

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 11 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 tank-type water heater lasts about 9-12 years. A tankless water heater last as long as 25-30 years with proper maintenance.

 

Peace of Mind

Have you ever had a water heater leak? Average water heater tanks hold around 50 gallons of hot 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 the 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 giving you a clean shower.

 

 

The Cons

 

No Hot Water During Power Outages (a simple solution!)

 

Because the gas tankless water heater runs off of a small amount of electricity, if you experience a power outage, you won’t have hot water. A tankless runs off an electric ignition, which means you don’t have a standing pilot light that uses unnecessary gas. If you live in an area that has frequent power outages, a back-up battery (similar to a computer battery backup) this can be added to your gas tankless water heater so you’ll always have hot water whenever you need it!

 

Output Challenges

 

As long as your tankless water heater is properly sized for your home, you won’t experience an output challenge. It’s vital to know the product’s capability compared to your family's demands. If both are taken into consideration during the sizing process, there won’t be an output problem. Hiring the right contractor to install your tankless water heater is a smart choice. 

Higher Upfront Cost

 

A tankless water heater does have a higher upfront cost compared to a tank-type water heater. 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 for many reasons. The pros at Tankless Pros Az have Navien factory trained technicians that will get the job done right.

Your Tankless Water Heater Team 

Interested in talking about getting a gas tankless water heater installed?

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

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