Buying a new water heater is not going to be as exciting as, say, buying a new car or finally spending your money on that family vacation that you’ve been dreaming of. That doesn’t mean that there’s nothing exciting about it, though! In fact, one of the most exciting parts of investing in a new water heater is the opportunity that it provides you for some serious savings. That may come as a surprise, but remember: you’ve got to spend money to save money sometimes!
This matter of spending money is important when you’re talking about tankless water heaters in particular. Why? Because as you’ll see following some preliminary research, they’re expensive! Don’t let that initial cost cause any sticker shock, though. There are a lot of other factors to consider if you’re thinking about replacing your water heater with a tankless water heater in Las Vegas. So read on, and remember that you want a Sunny Plumber handling your water heater services.
Yes, the Initial Cost Is Higher
You just said that, why are you bringing it up again?
Because it’s, well, substantially higher. If your main concern is getting a water heater into your home in the most affordable way possible, then a tank water heater installation is probably the way to go.
Installing a tankless water heater isn’t a matter of adding an extra hundred bucks onto the bill. Depending upon make and model, you could be talking about nearly or actually doubling the cost of a tank water heater installation. Again, though, this should not be the determining factor if you want to replace your system.
Efficiency Is Higher
Do you plan to be in your home for a long while yet to come? Then it definitely makes sense to go ahead and invest in a tankless water heater if you can do so comfortably right now. This is because you’ll be saving money in the long run. The way that you do that is by saving energy over time.
When you heat water, you’re going to be paying to do so. It’s not free. By eliminating standby energy loss that occurs when heat from the water in a tank transfers through that tank, you eliminate a serious source of inefficiency. Over time, that is going to help offset the initial cost and save you a substantial amount in energy costs.
Speaking of Time…
…tankless water heaters give you plenty of it! A tank water heater is likely going to last you somewhere in the 10-12 year range. A tankless water heater, on the other hand, can last 25 years! There’s some wiggle room there, of course, and a lot of factors to consider. However, the fact is that a tankless water heater is going to last you longer and work more efficiently all along the way. That should put your mind at ease if you’re having trouble getting past that initial higher cost that we talked about above.
Schedule your water heater services with The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas. Bright and shiny and won’t show our hiney.