If you’ve ever thought about installing a tankless water heater in your home, or you’ve found yourself in the position of having to replace your traditional water heater, we can say with confidence that tankless is truly a great option. The hype about tankless is not hype at all, mainly because you never run out of hot water, and it’s a more efficient system overall.
Tankless Hot Water Heater Reviews
I actually have personal experience on the tankless water heater topic: I went on a 2-week vacation once and got home to a flooded backyard, because BOTH of my 50-gallon traditional water heaters, which were housed in my attic, had rusted through and ruptured. While they had been sitting there trying to refill for days, the drain pans (thankfully) did their job and routed the water outside; so it was pretty painless, except for the flooded yard and sky-high water bill!
Rinnai Tankless Water Heater
We replaced both of our 50-gallon water heaters with a single Rinnai tankless system, and immediately wished we had done it years before. We could now run every shower in the house at the same time and nobody was left shivering in a cold shower or waiting for somebody else to finish, or the water heater to refill and reheat. That was over 10 years ago, and it still works perfectly every day.
Instant Hot Water Heater
Side note: don’t get tankless confused with instant hot water systems – tankless is not the same as instant. Instant means that when you turn on the hot water, you immediately have hot water within seconds, with no waiting for the pipes between your water heater and your faucet to fill up with hot water.
Getting hot water instantly requires a heating system at each faucet, is much more expensive, and can be finicky to maintain and operate. Strategic placement of your water heater so that it’s somewhat centrally located is a more efficient method of getting hot water to a given location quickly.
Best Tankless Water Heater
Our team at PLMBRS would be excited to upgrade your home to the latest and greatest in tankless water heater technology. And if it’s instant hot water you’re after, we would be happy to perform an expert install of that system for you as well, at the same time – with complete instruction on how to use each, of course.
The primary reason a traditional tank-style water heating system is considered less efficient is because with traditional tanks, even when you’re not using any hot water, the water heater has to heat & reheat the same water every time it cools in order to always have hot water available to you in the tank.
Tankless Water Heater Benefits
There are several benefits to a tankless water heater over a traditional system.
- You never run out of hot water, no matter how long that certain family member stands in the shower contemplating life.
- There’s no water storage required; therefore no tanks to rupture and leak and ruin your floor or ceiling – or worse.
- A tankless system is more efficient overall, and can save you money in the long run.
- Because of increased efficiency, a tankless water heating system is considered “greener” and better for the planet.
Electric Tankless vs. Gas Tankless
Depending on several variables (gas vs. electric, high usage vs. normal usage, etc.), a tankless water heater system can save from 8% to 34% on your annual energy bill, according to a report from the U.S. Dept. of Energy. That kind of savings may or may not be enough reason to make you want to switch to tankless, but we believe the benefit of always available hot water with no storage tank helps to push consumers across that line.
A tankless water heating system doesn’t use any energy to speak of until it’s called on to produce, and then it simply runs until you turn off the hot water. I can personally vouch for the tankless system, and I would bet that you’ll agree with me about one day after you’ve started using one. It’s more efficient, safer, and doesn’t pump hundreds of gallons into your back yard while you’re gone on a vacation!
Tankless Water Heater Pros and Cons
If you still have questions to determine whether or not a tankless water heater system is right for you, just give us a call. One of our technicians would be more than glad to visit with you about it, giving you all the pros and cons and other information you need to make that decision, without any pressure whatsoever.
Tankless Water Heater Installation
We successfully install all kinds of water heating systems in all kinds of situations, and will be happy to help you determine which one is right for you, and get it installed and functioning properly.
Call us today at 323-475-6277 (323-4-PLMBRS), or simply fill out the form below, and let us help you navigate the landscape of tankless water heater options.