Tankless Water Heater Myths
November 30, 2020
For homeowners, replacing a water heater is inevitable. When looking to upgrade to a tankless water heater for your home it can be daunting when confronted with so much information. If you have come across some misconceptions during research, Best Plumbing is here to help you out with our professional water heater knowledge and installation skill. Keep reading to learn more about tankless water heaters, and debunk some common myths!
Myth: Tankless Water Heaters Deliver Hot Water Instantly
Tankless water heaters are a great advancement in hot water technology, but if immediate hot water is the sole purpose of purchasing a tankless water heater you may be disappointed. Tankless water heaters heat on command, unlike traditional water heaters that store hot water until it is ready to be used, making them far more efficient. Regardless of efficiency, it still takes the same amount of time for that hot water to reach your faucet from the water heater. If instant hot water is at the top of your list, perhaps a circulation system to keep the hot water flowing through your pipes is the solution.
Myth: Tankless Water Heaters Require Natural Gas
Not all tankless water heaters require natural gas. Tankless water heaters are very diverse in how they heat water. Depending on what model you choose, you can use natural gas, propane, or even electricity to heat your water without losing efficiency. In fact, tankless electric water heaters are 8%–14% more energy-efficient than their traditional counterparts for large households that use more than 86 gallons of hot water a day.
Myth: Tankless Water Heaters are More Expensive
It is true the cost of installation for tankless water heaters is higher than traditional storage-tank water heaters, but in the long term, they are worth the investment. Tankless water heaters last longer than and typically have longer warranties than traditional water heaters equating to less upkeep and replacement costs. Also, the design of tankless water heaters means gas and electricity bills will be lower as it takes less energy to heat the water when needed, rather than constantly keeping a large tank of water hot.
Unsure if a tankless water heater is right for your Seattle home? Contact Best Plumbing today to schedule a water heater evaluation and find the right tankless water heater for your needs! If you are ready to switch to a tankless heater, our professional plumbers can help install your new system in your home.
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