Tankless Water Heaters — What Are The Advantages and Disadvantages of Tankless Water Heaters?
In this video, Sugar Land Master Plumber Bryan Graham talks about the advantages and disadvantages of tankless water heaters. Bryan is the owner of Graham Plumbing Services in Sugar Land, and his professional plumbers have many years of experience in installations of tank-style and tankless water heaters. Call 281-302-6710 for a free estimate today! Or use our contact form to send us a message.
Here’s a summary of Bryan’s video.
If you’re building a new house, to me there’s no other way to go. Tankless water heater’s the best way to do it.
If you’re living in an older house or a house that has a tank-style water heater and you want to install a tankless water heater, there are some things that you’re going to have to do. The biggest deal is going to be the up-front cost. You may have to move the water lines. You may have to increase the size of the gas. Each installation is different. It’s something we come out and we give you a free estimate to do the installation.
The main different between the tankless and a tank-style water heater is the tankless is obviously going to be more energy efficient. It’s going to be instantaneous hot water and unlimited hot water. You’re going to have as much hot water as you need. You don’t have to worry about the tank running out. You don’t have to worry about somebody taking a shower before you using up all the hot water. You’ve always got that hot water.
It’s not heating up a pot of water all day during when you’re not using it. When you go to work it’s not doing anything. It sits idle. It doesn’t use any energy, where a tank heater is constantly heating up a tank of water. So even when you’re not there, you’re on vacation, a tank-style water heater keeps heating up that water in that tank.
The biggest thing to consider when you’re considering whether to go tankless or tank-style is what you have in your house now. Well, if you have a tank water heater, there’s going to be a significant cost to move it to a tankless. You may have to redo some of the plumbing. You may have increase the gas line coming to it because a tankless water heater uses more gas when it does fire up because it heats that water instantly as it comes through the line where a tank water heater is like cooking a pot on the stove. It just keeps it a steady stream of gas so it doesn’t use the volume the tankless does.
Also, I think that the tankless water heaters they last longer. They have a longer life with minimal repairs.
If you’re thinking about installing a tankless water heater — either in a new home or in an existing home — call the experts at Graham Plumbing Services for a free estimate. You can reach us at 281-302-6710 or use our contact form to send us a message. Call today — the estimate is free!