The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
When it comes to heating water for our homes, tankless water heaters are all the rage as of late so let’s have a look at all the advantages, and more importantly, the disadvantages to using this type of heating system to supply hot water.
When it comes to tankless heaters they are either electric or use natural gas or propane, very similar to a traditional tanked water heater. The biggest difference is the energy savings from not storing the heated water in a tank and heating it constantly but rather, heating the water in an on-demand fashion. In most cases you can save 30-50% on electrical consumption by switching from a 50 gallon tanked heater to a tankless variety so in some cases tankless upgrades will pay for themselves if you plan to be in your home long term. So let’s begin with the good.
If you are considering a tankless water heater for the home I strongly suggest that you bring in the professionals versus buying it at a big box store and hoping for the best. A licensed plumber can evaluate your entire water distribution system and the needs of your home to make sure you get the right size and style of tankless water heater.
I have three dead AC systems in Ft. Lauderdale that require my attention, so until next time friends did you ever notice that proper punctuation can make the difference between a sentence that’s well-written and a sentence that’s, well, written.
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