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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for My Home?

There are a lot of fun and exciting ways in which to spend your money. For most homeowners, investing in a new water heater is probably not right at the top of that list. This does not change the fact that a great water heater in Las Vegas, NV is an absolute necessity in any home, though.

Considering just how much use the average water heater sees on a day to day basis, it only makes sense to take every step possible in order to ensure that you choose the right water heater for your home, hot water demands, and personal user preferences. More and more homeowners are coming to realize that the tankless water heater fits the bill. It may not be right for everyone, though. 

The Pros

There is no denying that tankless water heaters definitely have some unique benefits to offer. As you’ve probably deduced on your own, a tankless water heater does not store hot water in a storage tank. This means that they are very compact, and can be installed in fairly tight quarters.

Furthermore, it means that a tankless water heater is not subject to standby energy loss in the way that a tank water heater is. This occurs when heat from the water stored in the tank transfers through that tank, and out into the air surrounding it. Modern tanks are quite efficient, and can usually be further insulated, but the tankless water heater eliminates the problem entirely.

The Cons

These may not be outright “cons,” but they are considerations that you should definitely keep in mind when choosing a new water heater for your home. If you’ve done some research, you’ve no doubt seen that tankless water heaters are more expensive than tank models. Their efficiency and long lifespan — around 25 years — means that you can recoup that initial investment over time. If you’re not going to be in your home that long, though, you may want to choose a more affordable system up front.

Also, heating water “on demand” does not mean that there is limitless hot water. No, you cannot run a tank dry when there is no tank. If you frequently have a high demand for hot water at multiple points of use throughout the house, however, you may overwhelm a tank water heater.

If you have any questions, or are ready to schedule your water heater installation, contact the professionals at The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas.

 

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