When upgrading your home’s water heater system, it is important to know all the facts. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths out there, especially when it comes to tankless water heaters. Below we debunk some common myths about tankless heaters and show you why they can be great for your home.
1) Too Expensive
One of the big knocks against tankless heaters is the price tag. While the upfront cost is more than you’d pay for a traditional water heater, going tankless offer tremendous value in the long run. Not only do they last longer and require less servicing, but they can also help you save money on energy bills. Whereas traditional tanks waste money by keeping 40-50 gallons of water heated at all times, tankless heaters only activate the heating system as needed, instantly increasing your home’s efficiency.
2) Not Enough Hot Water
Another common myth is that tankless heaters cannot produce enough hot water to meet a household’s needs. This is simply not true. Tankless systems run cold water through a heating element before it leaves your tap, so you never run out of hot water; by selecting the right tankless heater for your home, you’ll have hot water in troves. Traditional hot water tanks are actually much more likely to run out of hot water; when the stored supply of hot water runs out, it can take a long time to heat a new tank.
3) Inconsistent Temperatures
There are also a number of myths regarding the temperature of the water tankless heaters. Some say the water isn’t hot enough, while others say that the water is too hot. What’s the truth? Well, both are incorrect. With tankless heaters, the temperature of the water can be regulated using a thermostat, so you will never overheat. Then, once the water is turned on, tankless systems provide continuous heat, meaning you’ll also never be too cold. When people claim that the water isn’t hot enough, the truth is they probably just haven’t made sure to turn the tap all the way up; once the water runs through the heating element, you’ll have hot water for as long as you need it. Tankless water heaters are efficient, proficient, and consistent. Learn more about them by calling the professionals at C&W Plumbing at 214-390-9272 today!
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