The cost of living in New Jersey is high enough without having to spend more than what’s required for hot water. Tankless water heaters are a great appliance for cutting your costs, but they also have a few drawbacks.
The Pros: What Makes Tankless Water Heaters Great
No running out of hot water – Are you tired of getting blasted with chilly water while you shower? A tankless system will never treat you so cruelly. Because it heats water immediately, a tankless system can provide a flow of hot water for as long as you need.
- No standby heat loss – Water heater tanks lose heat to the surrounding air, increasing the amount of energy it takes to keep water warm. No tank means less energy loss.
- Space saving – Tankless systems are smaller than most water heater tanks, and they can be mounted on a wall to save floor space.
- Longer lifespan – The average tankless system can last up to 20 years.
The Cons: Why Going Tankless Might Not be Right for You
- Higher upfront costs – Tankless water heaters cost more to buy and, thanks to their complex installation requirements, more to install. You may spend up to three times more putting in a tankless system than a conventional one.
- Limited water flow – Although tankless heaters can provide an endless stream of hot water, there’s a limit to how much they can provide at one time. If you’re going to need hot water for your shower, dishwasher, and washing machine all at once, you may need more than one system.
- High fuel or power demand – Because a lot of power is needed to heat water quickly, a natural gas tankless system may require larger gas lines, while an electrical one may require added circuits.
If you’re trying to find the most convenient, economical water heating system for your home, contact Pipe Works Services in New Jersey for guidance. We service Chatham, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Union, and the surrounding areas!