Pros and Cons of a Tankless Water Heater

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Pros and Cons of a Tankless Water HeaterTankless water heaters have taken the plumbing industry by storm. They have recently become the go-to water heaters in new homes, so let’s weigh some of their pros and cons.

  • PRO: Instant hot water. With a tankless water heater, there’s no waiting for water to get warm. Instead, a turn of the faucet immediately puts out hot water! Tankless water heater repair is also less frequent than with a traditional water heater.
  • CON: Higher initial investment. A tankless water heater costs about twice as much as a traditional water heater. The higher initial cost is not a feasible financial option for some homeowners.
  • PRO: Lower utility bills. Tankless water heaters are very energy efficient, lowering utility bills for homeowners. However, a downfall to their energy efficiency is that tankless water heaters do not turn on if the tap is slightly open, like when brushing teeth or rinsing something quickly.
  • CON: Additional equipment may be necessary. A water softener is likely needed to ensure your tankless water heater heats appropriately. Not only does this take away from the space-saving benefit of the tankless water heater, but it also provides an increased risk of needing tankless water heater repair due to the added equipment.

Our team at Hall’s Plumbing can answer any questions you have about tankless water heater repair, installation, or replacement. Contact us today!