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Is It a Good Idea to Install a Tankless Water Heater?

If it’s time for you to install a new water heater, you have to decide between a conventional water heater and a tankless water heater. These are newer technologies available that are perfect for your home. They can improve your hot water experience. They can also save you a lot of money.

One of the best things about tankless water heaters is that they don’t require a tank! They don’t take up a lot of space either. And. they produce hot water on demand. They can actually save you up to 35% a year on your energy bills. And, unlike regular water heaters, they last a whole lot longer. Some of them can last for more than 20 years.

Because tankless water heaters don’t have to constantly heat up gallons and gallons of water, they are energy efficient. You may even be able to qualify for tax credits. Ask one of the HVAC technicians at C&L Services. They can do a free estimate and let you know if a tankless water heater is a good fit for your family’s needs.

The only thing left to decide is whether you want an electric or a gas tankless water heater.

Benefits of an Electric Tankless Water Heater

Electric tankless water heaters are cheaper than the gas varieties to buy. They also are a bit more expensive to run. They run on electricity like any other electric appliance. So you have to balance off the tradeoffs. Would you rather save more in the long run or pay less upfront?

Your heating, ventilation and air expert at C&L Services can give you an idea of which makes more sense for your budget. They’re smaller than their gas counterparts, so they’re easier to store. This means you won’t have to worry about wasting an entire storage closet to hide your hot water heater.

If you do decide to install an electric hot water heater, you should call C&L Services. They’ll have someone come out and fill out a free estimate template so that you can see what it’ll cost to install. One of their HVAC installers will look to see what works for your space and your wallet.

How Does a Gas Tankless Water Heater Stack Up?

You may decide that a gas tankless water heater is better for your family. C&L Services installs both kinds – so they can meet your needs either way. It does cost more to purchase a gas tankless water heater. It’s also more expensive to install. This is because it requires ventilation systems to be installed. You also have to install a drain system. However, one of the HVAC service technicians can come out and show you how this all works.

The good news is, a gas tankless water heater is a lot less expensive to run than the electrical version. The nice thing about gas tankless water heaters can produce about 8-10 gallons of water a minute. So, you can use the shower in more than one room at a time. One of the biggest complaints of homeowners is that they run out of hot water too fast. This won’t happen with the gas tankless hot water heater.

What Are the Pros and Cons of a Tankless Water Heater?

Like all other products, there are pros and cons of a tankless hot water heater. If you’re not sure if you’re ready to make the switch, call and speak to one of the heating and air experts at C&L Services in Anderson.

Some of the pros of a tankless hot water heater are:

  • They cost less to run
  • They last about 5 years longer than most conventional water heaters
  • They don’t take up as much room
  • They’re eco-friendly
  • They offer more hot water – so you can more than one appliance at a time

Tankless hot water heaters aren’t perfect. Some of the cons include:

  •  Expensive to install and purchase
  • Could experience slight delays in water flow
  • Electric models won’t work if the power goes out
  • Some may limit the amount of water at a given time

If you’re not sure which model is right for you, call C&L Services today. One of their friendly service technicians can come out and offer you a free estimate. They’re available 7 days a week, even on weekends.

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