We all agree on the benefits of tankless water heaters, often called “on-demand” water heaters. They are smaller and they practically eliminate lost energy due to standby (when the hot water cools or is sitting, useless, in the pipes or tank). Tankless water heaters:
- Have longer lifespan – 20 years vs. 10-15 years for standard water heaters
- Provide hot water immediately when you need it; no wasted energy
- Use less energy
- Waste less water
Installation costs are dependent on the type and location of your new tankless water heater. Remember, tankless water heaters are high-powered appliances; they need to be located in a safe space. Gas tankless water heaters also have more complex air and venting requirements.Installation costs are important, so be sure to ask about the installation price range for each type of tankless water heater you’re considering.
Gas vs. Electric: And the Winner Is…
Even though gas is usually cheaper, electric tankless water heaters are 98+% efficient. And sometimes existing gas lines can’t be used for gas tankless water heater installation. Electric versions can be located in more convenient spaces. And as all Southeast Texas homeowners know, gas prices fluctuate more dramatically than electric energy prices. Both choices are better options for saving money, but many homeowners choose electric tankless water heaters because they last longer and are easier to maintain.
When you schedule your professional plumbing inspection, we’ll look at your current hot water appliance installation. Bradbury Brothers Cooling, Heating & Plumbing can then help you decide the best tankless water heating option for your home or commercial business. Call 281-661-4283 or 936-756-5472 or contact us today to learn more.