With so many brands and options of tankless water heaters on the market today, it’s wise to be aware of some shortcuts in choosing the best option for you.
Getting the best tankless water heater for your home doesn’t have to be a mega challenging task - all you need is some basic knowledge and common sense tips to make the right decision that will be optimal for you and your home.
Following are some practical tips to enable you to weigh your best options and make the right choice for you.
Did you know that most tankless water heater units sold might entitle you to a federal tax rebate? You may even net up to $300 or so, depending on the regulations in force at the time you are reading this. That kind of money saving is mighty enticing!
Don’t be hesitant to ask your dealer which ones come with the federal tax rebate - spending a bit more may actually save you more - depending on the answer to this question.
Another huge economic advantage to tankless water heaters is that they can last from 5-10 years as compared to traditional tank and storage heaters. Besides this, tankless devices are much less expensive to maintain and require fewer components – making your maintenance much more cost efficient.
Tank less heaters don’t run out of heated water and they work more efficiently because they don’t have standby heat loss like storage heaters do. Plus, storage tanks can take more time to heat up the water when it’s time to use it.
Some studies have shown that the consumption of power is reduced by as much as 20-40% from conventional storage water heaters, since these tankless beauties just need enough power to heat the amount of water needed at any given time. So heat loss and reheating can be eliminated, since water is just heated through real time water flow at the particular time it is being used.
And, unlike gas storage tanks, electric tankless heaters don’t product any greenhouse gases, so they are more eco-friendly.
You also won’t suffer the inconvenience of interrupted water supply heating in the event of damage, since these tankless water heating devices work independently of each other and they are not connected to a central water heating system – so if one unit goes out for some reason, you won’t freeze throughout your entire home! Your one unit can be serviced while you depend on other units throughout the home to continue with your washing, cleaning and bathing activities.
I hope you can see what just a few hints may net you in terms of savings and advantages of owning a tankless water heater (or a number of them)!
Follow the simple guidelines above, and you can enjoy your energy efficient purchase for years to come.