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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Investment?

tankless water heater on floor in homeWhen your aging storage tank water heater has finally had enough and you’re ready to replace it with a more efficient water heater system, we’ll typically recommend the tankless water heater. There are a number of benefits to using such a system. For instance, you’ll have an unlimited supply of hot water, since it heats water on demand. Plus, you can count on a longer lifespan, so long as you keep up on maintenance.

When it comes to Bellaire, TX water heaters, there are some outdated ideas and misconceptions. This is due partly to the fact that you can find just about anything online. Unfortunately, these misconceptions may lead homeowners to decide that a tankless water heater is not worth their investment, despite all the advantages it can afford them.

Going Tankless Saves You Money

When tankless water heaters were first conceptualized, it wasn’t for widespread residential use, and yes, they were a bit costly to run. Many people believe this still to be the case, but it isn’t. The technology of these systems has greatly improved.

In fact, you can expect to start saving on your energy bills right away when you invest in a tankless water heater!

Tankless Water Heaters Are Reliable

There’s another common misconception that cold water will occasionally enter the hot water stream from a tankless water heater, so someone taking a shower might suddenly receive a blast of cold water when they least expect it. However, all water passing through the tankless unit when it is running moves across the heating elements, providing you with evenly heated, reliable hot water.

Going Tankless Reduces the Risk of Thermal Stacking

Thermal stacking is something that can occur in storage tank water heaters. It describes a process in which layers of varying temperatures in the water are created by the intermittent actuation of the water heater. As a result, you might be using a tap in your household and have the water go from cool to scalding.

Storage tank water heaters are built with the latest technology and this risk is certainly not as high as it was in the past, however it is still a risk you can avoid altogether with a tankless system. You can adjust the temperature of your tankless water heater to your comfort needs, and leave it there—the system has a thermostat guard to prevent overheating.

You Get Hot Water on Demand By Going Tankless

If you are currently using a storage tank water heater or have used one before, you might be familiar with the annoyance of running out of hot water by a certain time of the day. This will not happen with a tankless system. There’s no supply to be depleted—so long as there is a demand for hot water, the hot water will be there.

Now, a tankless water heater can be overwhelmed by demand. This is why professional installation is so important—we will look at your specific needs to help you determine if a tankless system really is the best option for you, or even if you need more than one tankless unit installed on your property. We’re happy to discuss this with you and help you come to an informed decision.

For “services you can depend on,” contact Doug Turner Plumbing CO. today!

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