Water heaters are present in pretty much every home in this day and age. Chances are that you are using one in your residence to heat water, rather than heating buckets or tubs of water over open flames. If you have a water heater that is on its way out, or if you are simply unsatisfied with the performance of your existing system, you can count on our team to outfit your home with the right water heater for your needs and personal preferences.
For an increasing number of homeowners, that means the installation of a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters are not for everyone, nor are they ideal for every application. This is true of any appliance, though. Read on to learn more about these devices, and remember to contact us with any questions that you may have about the use of a tankless water heater in Snohomish, WA.
Yes, They Cost More
The first thing that most homeowners notice about tankless water heaters, perhaps other than their compact design, is that they are more expensive than tank water heaters. While you should certainly take this into consideration when choosing a water heater for your home, you must remember that this is not the only factor to keep in mind.
While tankless water heaters do cost more up front, they also don’t waste energy due to standby energy loss, as tank systems do. This helps them to cut down on energy use, and over time, that can help to offset that initially larger investment. If you’ll be in your home for some time, this is definitely something to think about.
Plus, you won’t have to worry about running a hot water tank dry if you are using yours for extended periods. That being said, if you frequently use hot water at many different points of use — sinks, washing machine, shower, dishwasher — a tankless system may be more easily overwhelmed than a tank model.
It is a lot to mull over, but the experts here at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric can answer any questions that you may have.