When you think of a water heater, it’s hard not to imagine a large tank with pipes and water lines that is somewhat of an eye sore and takes up a lot of space. In recent years, an alternative has become more and more popular. Many consumers are now opting for a tankless water heater, which is exactly what its name implies: a hot water heater that doesn’t require a tank holding many gallons of water.
Total provides a full line of tankless water heater options. Before deciding on whether one is right for your home, here are some facts to consider:
- They are energy savers. Since tankless water heaters don’t have to constantly keep gallons of water at a certain temperature, they save energy. On average, they are 24-34% more efficient for homes that use 41 gallons of water or less daily.
- They have a longer lifespan. Tankless water heaters can last 20-30 years, which is double that of traditional water heaters.
- In the long run, they are cost savers. Tankless water heaters have a higher upfront cost for both the heater itself and installation. On average, it can cost almost double what a traditional heater would cost. However, if you factor in energy savings and longevity, the cost over time is less for a tankless water heater.
- They are space savers. Without a big multi-gallon water tank, tankless water heaters use up a lot less space.
- Their limitations have solutions. A drawback of going tankless is that they may not be able to meet large water demands. The addition of a second tankless system or even a small tank heater is a way to work around this rare but potential issue.
- They should always be installed by a professional. Tankless water heaters can use both electricity and natural gas to create hot water, so they should always be installed and maintained by a trained and certified professional.
The Total sales team will help you select the best tankless water heater at the right price to fit your needs. Our technicians will then professionally install your new system with minimal downtime.