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Tankless Water Heaters: Pros and Cons

Posted on September 29th, 2015 by Jupiter Tequesta

Is it time to replace your water heater? If so, you may be considering going tankless. While this demand-type water heater offers an array of benefits, it’s not without its faults.

pros and cons

Pros of Tankless Water Heaters

  • For families that use less than 42 gallons of hot water every day, tankless water heaters can be up to 34 percent more energy efficient than traditional water heaters
  • A life expectancy of at least 20 years — 7-10 years longer than that of conventional storage water heaters
  • Low operating costs thanks to little-to-no standby heat loss
  • Space savings, as there’s no need for a large tank that takes up precious real estate

Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

  • A higher up-front cost than that of conventional water heaters
  • Restricted output — don’t expect to be able to run the shower, do laundry, and turn on the dishwasher all at once
  • Special venting needs that may require home construction

A tankless water heater isn’t right for every home and every family. It’s important that you take the pros and cons into consideration before making a purchasing decision.

No matter what type of water heater you’re interested in, the professionals of Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric can help today. Our team of plumbers are factory trained to determine what product best fits your home and lifestyle! Here’s how to get in touch:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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