Hot water tanks like all home utilities eventually gives out and will need a replacement. Now, you can get the same kind of traditional hot water heater or you seek out other options for a replacement. But, what other options do you have when it comes to water heaters? If you guessed Tankless hot water heaters as an alternative, then you would be right. Being cost efficient, in reducing your power bill, which makes them more ecofriendly of the two. But, what are the differences between these two types of tanks.
An older water heater, hold a certain amount of water depending on what the tank itself can hold. It heats up all this water for future usage. This requires power to keep this water warm and can be costly overtime. Another difference that is more of a negative, is that you can use up all the hot water in the tank, requiring you to wait for it to refill and heat up. Taking more time and energy to get a hot shower.
Now the way the tankless hot water heater works. Is by, as you probably guessed, is without the use of a tank. It heats the water in one of two methods, either by a gas element or an electric element. Most often to preserve natural gas, an electrical element is used. What I mean by that is more in the way of how an electric stove works. These turn on when you activate hot water, sending cold water through these warming methods and providing you hot water. There is no need to store or heat a certain amount of water with these systems, as the produce the exact amount you need at any given time. Which is how you save money on electricity.
This bringing us to price, how much does switching cost. To be completely honest, they run congruent with tank based heaters in price. Which can be anywhere between eight-hundred to barely over a grand. So, if you need a new water heater, there really isn’t any excuse not to get a tankless heater, not to mention that they can take less room. That are also estimated to cut down monthly electricity bills by up to twenty-four percent, which is a huge difference in price.
Installing any type of utility or unit that deals with a utility, should be handled by professionals, to avoid any issues down the road. Just make sure you find a company that has a strong reputation in this field. I recall when I hired a pumping company, I read every review online and checked them out with the better business bureau. When everything checked out, I gave them a call and they handled the rest. Making sure they had liability insurance, should anything go wrong. Changing to a tankless heater was one of the best decisions that I made when it comes to my home. Providing reliable hot water and cheaper cost.