Have you considered upgrading your traditional water heater to a new tankless water heater? You might have considered it because they take up less space, and they heat up on demand. But are you worried about all the negative hype about tankless water heaters? We’re here to let you know some facts behind the hype so you don’t have to worry about it. If they were all that bad, people wouldn’t be making the switch. It’s really just a personal preference and what will work best for you and your home.

Hype About Tankless Water Heaters

You might have heard that they’re too expensive so you haven’t wanted to make that switch. Initially it might cost a bit more, but after that initial expense, you’ll save money. According to the U.S. Department of Energy tankless water heaters are up to 34% more energy efficient than a traditional water heater which is a big money saver over the life of the water heater.

You could hear some people say they don’t provide enough hot water. Tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand, meaning there is always hot water! A traditional water heater which only provides as much hot water as the tank can hold. Bye-bye cold showers!

Another myth is that they waste water and are inefficient. How can they waste water when they’re only using the water that you’re asking it to use? A traditional tank is constantly heating water whether you’re using it or not. Furthermore, you can place these virtually anywhere, including near a water source, which is limiting the amount of water being run to get to the heater. So it doesn’t waste water.

Don’t be tricked into thinking that maintenance on a tankless water is any different than that of a traditional water heater. They both require maintenance so that they work the most efficiently. Both come with warranties as well. If you keep it properly maintained, it should last for years to come.

Yes, while they do require gas lines, they can now be connected by using PVC pipes, not like when they first were introduced and needed special venting systems. This makes them much simpler to install.

It all comes down to personal preference like we stated in the beginning. The specialists at Wyman Plumbing will work with you to get the best water heater for your home.  We are here to give you all the help and tips you need. Contact us for all of your water heater needs today!

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