If we were to ask you which home system is the workhorse of your home, you’d probably immediately think of your air conditioner. It’s true that in Georgia you rely heavily on your air conditioner throughout the year. However, you depend on your water heater on a daily basis, 365 days a year.
Your water heater supplies hot water for household comfort and tasks such as showering, washing clothes, sterilizing dishes, and washing hands. If your water heater hasn’t been dependable lately and If you’ve needed water heater repair in Winder, GA, perhaps you’ve wondered if your water heater is due for replacement.
We’re always available for repairs and when it’s time for an upgrade, a tankless water heater may be your best option. Let’s review their pros and cons so you can decide if a tankless water heater will benefit your home.
Tankless Water Heater Pros
- Save energy: If you’re interested in appliances that are more eco-friendly, tankless is the way to go. Tankless water heaters heat water on demand which means they use less energy. Traditional tank water heaters use more energy because they keep hot water readily available 24/7.
- Save money: A reduction in energy automatically equates to savings on your utility bills. You’ll enjoy paying less for utilities each month and these continued savings throughout the lifespan of your water heater will eventually outweigh the initial expense of installation.
- Longevity: Compared to standard water heaters which last 10-15 years, tankless models last longer. That’s because they’re not subject to the wear and tear that comes from constantly heating and storing water.
- Unlimited hot water: Do people in your home scramble to be the first ones to take a shower in the morning because they want to avoid running out of hot water halfway through? There should be enough hot water to go around.
- Compact size: They take up considerably less square footage in your home and can even be mounted on the wall. This will give you more space in your home or garage.
Tankless Water Heater Cons
- Initial cost and installation: You’re going to pay more for a tankless water heater and its installation. That’s because tankless models are much more technologically advanced than their tank counterparts. Some plumbing modifications may also be needed. The installation will cost more too because they take longer to install which will make your upfront expenses higher.
- The wait for hot water: Unfortunately, the on-demand heating of water means it isn’t instantaneous. You’ll experience a delay of 15-30 seconds between the time you turn on the hot water tap and when the water actually becomes hot.
- Keeping up with demand: For homes with a lot of household members or high demands for hot water at the same time each day, a tankless water heater might not be able to keep up with the demand. If you’re concerned about demand, you can always install a tankless and have a small tank water heater installed as a backup.
Contact the team at American Comfort Heating and Cooling to discuss whether a tankless water heater is the best choice for your home. Bringing Comfort to America, One Home at a Time.