Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tankless Water Heaters’

Is a Tankless Water Heater Always the Best Choice?

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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Your old water heater is on the way out and you’ll soon need to have it replaced. It’s good to get ahead of a water heater failure and schedule a new installation. Taking the initiative also gives you more time to consider your replacement options. There are more choices now than ever before when it comes to water heaters, and there’s one in particular that stands gleaming on the top of a hill: the tankless water heater.

If you’ve read about tankless water heater systems, you’ll have run into a slew of superlative reasons praising the many benefits of making the switch. We won’t contradict most of the benefits of a tankless water heater. But we do have to contradict the notion that choosing tankless is automatically the best choice for a home. Water heater selection is more complicated.

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The Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Tankless water heaters, as their name implies, are systems that heat up your water without using a standing tank like most people are accustomed to. The water passes through heated coils that instantly warms it and continues to provide hot water as long as the water is turned on. But is that the right choice for your Germantown, MD home? Here is a brief rundown of the pros and cons of tankless water heaters.

The biggest benefit lies in its efficiency. Because the tankless model doesn’t have to maintain the heat for an entire tank, they use much less energy than their tanked cousins. That can save you a great deal of money in monthly heating costs, as well as making your home more environmentally friendly. You also don’t need to wait for tankless water heaters to warm up, which means you get hot water much faster than you usually do with tanked models. In addition, tankless heaters tend to last longer than the alternative, and their small size means they take up a lot less space to boot.

On the downside, tankless models tend to cost more up-front than a more traditional water heater, which means you need to be prepared to “invest” in future savings. They can’t always handle high loads the way more traditional models can, which means you may need to install multiple units (especially if you have a large family or use a lot of water as a general rule).

All of which is a roundabout way of saying that the specifics vary based on your individual circumstances. The pros and cons of tankless water heaters should not be lightly dismissed, and the more you know going in, the more easily you can make an informed decision. In Germantown, MD, plumbing companies like Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing can discuss the matter with you, then perform an installation with professionalism and pride. Call us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you make the best decision for your household!

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