Should You Invest in a Tankless Water Heater?
Water heaters provide reliable, convenient hot water whenever we need it, and without them we’d really be in a bind. How many of us would be able to go through our normal routines with only cold showers, cold-washing cycles on clothes, and dishwashers that couldn’t use hot water?
Perhaps you’ve run into some frustrating hot water issues. Is your water heater to blame?
If so, then maybe you’re in the market for a new unit. There is good news, however: you have options, including investing in a tankless water heater. But is that a smart choice? Let the water-heating experts at Roman Electric tell you all about tankless water heaters!
Lower Energy Bills
If you’re in the market for a new water heater, it’s pretty likely that you’re searching for a way to lower your energy bills. With a tankless water heater, you’ll do just that. Tankless water heaters use significantly less energy than traditional tank-based units do.
According to the Department of Energy, tankless water heaters can save you anywhere from roughly 10% to upwards of 50% in energy costs, depending on your household’s water usage and the amount of units you install.
Tankless water heaters are popular for many reasons, including their diminutive size. They can fit in extremely small spaces – and no more of an eyesore than a fuse box on the wall. This stands in stark contrast to the bulky space-hog that a traditional water heater would be.
Longer Shelf Life
On top of the everyday savings a tankless water heater provides just by virtue of using less energy, they’re also designed to last much longer than tank-based units are — meaning you save money by avoiding the cost of replacing yet another unit.
Tankless water heaters are designed to last roughly 20 years or so, compared to the 10-15-year lifespan of a traditional unit. They’re also built with parts that aren’t complicated to replace! You can swap out a broken component with new ones that keep it chugging along even longer than the original shelf life!
On the Other Hand…
Of course, a tankless water heater isn’t without its drawbacks. The primary concern most people have with installing one is the up-front cost. They’re noticeably more expensive to install than a traditional unit, but that’s balanced out by the long-term savings you can enjoy.
And because tankless water heaters aren’t as large – and because they heat water on an as-needed basis – it can be harder to meet the needs of a larger household (compared to a tank-based unit).
Still Deciding? Let Roman Electric Help Out!
Tankless water heaters can be perfect for the right household, but they might not work for everyone. To help you figure out if one of these sleek and efficient units would be right for you, get in touch with the water heater experts at Roman Electric!
Give us a call at 414-771-5400 to speak to one of our knowledgeable team members today!