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.
What Are the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater?
The obvious benefit of a tankless water heater is the continuous and instantaneous flow of hot water. That means you can take all the long, hot showers you want without depriving other members of the household from hot water usage. But there are a number of additional benefits to going tankless. For instance, they require significantly less energy and fuel to heat, so they save money on gas and electricity costs – which will save you money in the long run. You will also be wasting significantly less water since you won’t have to wait nearly as long for it to heat up, meaning lower water bills, as well. Less gas and a shorter wait time for hot water means you will also be doing your part for the environment. The life expectancy for tankless water heaters is also around 20 years – double the lifespan of traditional units.
The Water Heater for A Modern Age
We’re living in an age with where even the most basic home devices, like refrigerators and lighting systems, are connected to your smart device, so it’s not too much of a surprise that some tankless water heater systems can connect to your smartphone. WIFI-capable units allow you to control 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.
Tankless Water Heater Cost
Tankless water heaters are an investment. They do cost more upfront, but they save a lot in electricity bills. 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.