What is a Tankless Water Heater?
If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you’ve probably stumbled upon tankless water heaters in your research. But what is a tankless water heater and how does it work? To put it simply, tankless water heaters heat up water instantly as it flows through the device, without storing water in a tank. You can use multiple units throughout the house, one large unit or one in conjunction with a regular water heater. This design is growing in popularity and provides extensive benefits, and it could be perfect for your home.
What Are the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater?
The biggest benefit of a tankless water heater is the continuous and instantaneous flow of hot water. Instead of holding a set amount of hot water that runs out once used, tankless water heaters instantaneously heat the water as you need it, providing virtually unlimited hot water. That means you can take all the long, hot showers you want without depriving other members of the household of hot water usage. But there are a number of additional benefits to going tankless. Tankless water heaters also:
- Require significantly less energy and fuel to heat.
- Cut the wait-time for hot water.
- Save you money on energy and water bills.
- Last 20 years, double the lifespan of traditional water heaters.
When you install a tankless water heater, you’ll begin seeing the benefits immediately. You may be surprised when you see your first utility bill! Not to mention, lowering your gas, electric and water bills means you will also be doing your part for the environment.
The Water Heater for A Modern Age
We’re living in an age where even the most basic home devices, like refrigerators and lighting systems, are connected to your smart device. With so much of our homes being automated, it’s not too much of a surprise that some tankless water heater systems can connect to your smartphone. Units with Wi-Fi capabilities allow you to control the water temperature and monitor gas usage from your phone.
Some of these smart units can even tell you when something is wrong, so you can get repairs quickly. Now that’s a smart home!
Tankless Water Heater Cost
Like all appliances, tankless water heaters are an investment. They do cost more upfront than traditional water heaters, but with good reason. Not only do they immediately start paying for themselves by lowering your energy and water bills, but they also last twice as long as traditional water heaters, paying for themselves and then some over time.
At Gotelli Plumbing, we believe in being honest and upfront with the costs of our various services, even if each quote is going to be different. Most Californians are going to be spending around $800 – $2500 for a unit. Service costs vary by what needs to be done. For example, if gas piping and ventilation systems need to be included, installation costs go up quite a bit. However, if it’s just the installation without the additional work, services usually start around $1000.
Tankless Water Heater Installation? Get the Pros
Installing a tankless water heater is definitely not for the inexperienced. Luckily, our technicians are highly trained and have experience working with water heaters of both the tankless and traditional varieties. We’ll help you find the best model for your needs, and if anything ever goes wrong, we’ll help you with repairs. If you need tankless water heater installation, or you want to learn more, give Gotelli Plumbing a call. We’ll gladly help you with all of your plumbing needs.
Contact us by phone or online today to speak to one of our knowledgeable service representatives and begin a service request.