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

Pros & Cons of a Tankless

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The Pros


Endless Supply of Hot Water


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


Energy Savings


Since the tankless water heater only heats water on demand, it saves energy. Tank-type water heaters heat water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whether or not you need it. They work hard to keep the hot water at a constant temperature, which uses energy. With a tankless water heater, you don't need to maintain hot water all day.


For every dollar you put into heating your water, about 97 cents heat your water when you have a gas tankless water heater. When you have a tank-type water heater, only about 55 cents of that dollar is used to heat the water. Forty-five cents is wasted energy. Save an average of 55% of hot water energy costs.


Space Savings


A typical traditional tank water heater is about 24" in diameter by 60" tall; a Navien tankless unit is the size of a carry-on airline suitcase; it is only about 18" wide, 26" long, and 11" deep.


Longer Product Life


Some hesitate to decide on a gas tankless water heater because it can cost more; however, you get significantly more life out of one. A traditional tank water heater lasts 7-10 years in Phoenix and surrounding areas. 

A gas tankless water heater lasts 25+ 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 water damage! Tankless water heaters don't have that risk since no tank holds the water. A tankless water heater could only cause as much damage as a dripping faucet, so you don't have to worry about a catastrophe!


No Stale or Foul Smell of 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 (We have a solution!)


Because the gas tankless water heater runs off a small amount of electricity, you won't have hot water if you experience a power outage. A tankless runs off an electric ignition, which means you don't have a standing pilot light that uses unnecessary gas. Suppose you live in an area with frequent power outages. In that case, a backup battery (similar to a computer battery backup) can be added to your gas tankless water heater to have hot water whenever needed!


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 considered 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 costs more upfront than a tank-type water heater. Not only is it a more expensive piece of equipment, but the installation is a factor in the final cost. For many reasons, it takes a true professional to install a tankless water heater properly. The pros at Tankless Pros Az have Navien factory-trained technicians who will get the job done right.

Your Tankless Water Heater-Team 

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

Call us for free advice and helpful hints at (602) 833-1533. Ask for Sid.

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