What are the advantages and disadvantages of tankless water heaters. Sugar Land Master Plumber Bryan Graham talks about whether tankless water heaters are worth it in this video.
Bryan is the owner of Graham Plumbing Services in Sugar Land, and his professional plumbers have many years of experience in installations of tank-style and tankless water heaters. Call 281-302-6710 for a free estimate today! Or use our contact form to send us a message.
Summary of the Advantages and Disadvantages of Tankless Water Heaters Video
If you’re building a new house, to me there’s no other way to go. Tankless water heaters are the best way to do it.
If you’re living in an older house or a house that has a tank-style water heater and you want to install a tankless water heater, there are some things that you’re going to have to do. The biggest deal is going to be the up-front cost.
You may have to move the water lines. You may have to increase the size of the gas line. Each installation is different. We can come out to your home, and we can give you a free estimate to do the installation.
You’ll have almost instantaneous hot water and unlimited hot water. You’re going to have as much hot water as you need. You don’t have to worry about the tank running out. You don’t have to worry about somebody taking a shower before you using up all the hot water. You’ve always got that hot water.
It’s also not like heating up a pot of water all day during when you’re not using it. When you go to work it’s not doing anything. It sits idle. It doesn’t use any energy, whereas a tank-style heater is constantly heating up a tank of water. So even when you’re not there, you’re on vacation, a tank-style water heater keeps heating up that water in that tank.
The biggest thing to consider when you’re considering whether to go tankless or tank-style is what you have in your house now. If you have a tank water heater, there’s going to be a significant cost to move it to a tankless. You may have to redo some of the plumbing. You may have increase the gas line coming to it because a tankless water heater uses more gas when it does fire up.
Tankless water heaters heat that water instantly as it comes through the line whereas a tank water heater is like cooking a pot on the stove. It just keeps it a steady stream of gas so it doesn’t use the short-term volume the tankless does during operation of the heater.
Also, I think that the tankless water heaters will last longer. They have a longer life with minimal repairs.
We have had Graham Plumbing to our home for numerous repair issues as well as an install of a tankless water heater. We’ve always appreciated their professionalism and courtesy, the fact that they show up on time, and their good work. Highly recommended.
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