There are three primary questions to ask yourself in order to determine if a tankless water heater is right for you. Continue reading to learn what you need to consider about tankless water heaters, and who you need to be ask for professional recommendations you can trust.
Tankless water heaters are a wonderful addition to various types of homes so long as they are properly installed and maintained. In terms of operation, they work very similar to standard hot water heaters, except that they do not store heated water in a tank; they lack a tank entirely. Instead of storing heated water in a tank, they heat water when hot water is “demanded” by a person or appliance in the home. This is why they are also known as “demand-type” or “instantaneous” water heaters.
Energy Efficiency Savings
They are popular among homeowners because of their energy efficiency benefits, which also help to reduce monthly gas, electric, and water bills. In fact, according to www.Energy.gov, homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water per day, tankless water heaters can be 24% to 34% more energy efficient than traditional tank-style hot water heaters.
Is Tankless Right For Your Home?
When it comes to making a decision on water heater replacement, choosing a tankless version is not always the best option. Ask yourself these three questions to determine whether or not a demand water heater is a good match for your home and hot water needs:
❶ Do I Have a Large Family or Multiple Occupants in My Home?
Homes with 5 or more occupants use a lot of water on a daily basis. Water consumption is increased even more when you add in all the various water-consuming appliances within a home, such as dishwashers, washing machines, and more.
❷ Does My Home Ever Risk Running Out of Hot Water?
Think about how much hot water your family uses on a daily basis, including a consideration for the frequency of overnight guests. If there is a higher chance of running out of hot water, a tankless style water heater may be a good choice.
❸ Am I Away From Home for Extended Periods of Time?
Think about your schedule, and how much time you actually spend at home. For those who live alone and work full-time, or travel often for work, may not use as much hot water as the next home.
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, a tankless water heater could be a good fit for your home. Talk to a trusted Indianapolis plumber about your hot water needs, and they can guide you in the right buying direction.
Additional Factors to Consider For a Demand Water Heater:
☑ Fuel type and availability
☑ Energy efficiency (energy factor)