A tankless water heater provides hot water only as needed, saving money because it doesn’t produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters. For large families, installing more than one tankless heater is common. This will ensure there is always enough hot water available for showers, laundry, and the dishwasher.
“Advantages of tankless water heaters”
1)They are safer:
Because the air supply and exhaust vents are sealed, carbon monoxide can’t leak into the house due to back drafting.
2)They are easy to winterize:
With a compressor, you can drain a tankless heater in a few seconds; then, you unplug it.
3)They are compact:
They’re more compact than a standard water heater and mount on a wall.
4)They are energy efficient:
These can be 24%–34% more energy-efficient than conventional storage-tank water heaters for homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily.
“Disadvantage of using these water heaters”
The initial cost of a this heater is greater than that of a conventional storage water heater. However, tankless water heaters will typically last longer and have lower operating and energy costs.
“Choosing a tankless heater.”
Before purchasing, you also need to consider the following:
“How to install ?”
Proper installation and maintenance of your water heater can optimize its energy efficiency.
An expert should do the installation as it involves making leak-free water, vent, and gas connections, in the case of gas or propane units or upgrading the wiring and circuit-breaker panel in the case of electric units.
“How long do these heaters last.”
Most tankless heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years. They also have easily replaceable parts that may extend their life by many more years. Tankless electric units have shorter life spans, on the order of 7 to 10 years.
“Electric vs Gas tankless water heater.”
The significant difference between the electric tankless water heaters and gas tankless water heaters is their efficiency. Electric tankless water heaters are generally close to 98 percent or more efficient, whereas gas tankless water heaters are 80-85 percent efficient.
“Gas tankless water heater.”
A gas tankless heater is cheaper to run and lasts longer than traditional water heaters. Moreover, they’re safer than conventional water heaters.
“Electric tankless water heater”
An electric water heater will be more efficient than a tankless gas water heater but know that an electric model requires a lot of electricity. A whole-house electric water heater can utilize more than 25,000 watts of electricity, compared to 5,000 watts of electricity with a conventional water heater.
We install only super-high-efficiency water heaters at Concord that combine the most convenient, innovative tankless water heater technology. They are known for being much more efficient and smaller in terms of their size. In some cases, tankless may not be the best way to go and a tank water heater is a more prudent choice. Pricing varies dramatically depending on the type, brand, your home, and whether you are installing a new water heater or replacing an old one.