Thinking about shopping for a new water heater? What are the disadvantages and advantages for going tankless or traditional? How do you decide? While the final decision is ultimately up to you, here is a brief overview of what you may be looking at.
Up-front cost is probably the major deciding factor for those thinking about tankless water heaters in Houston. $400 vs $1,000 can seem like a large investment, but it is just that: an investment. The savings you will experience over years of use outweigh this first purchase. Think about it. Your traditional water heater is sitting there heating a whole bunch of water that you don’t plan on using maybe even all day! And it cycles through, costing you money, heating and reheating the water. This is a big waste of your money. Tankless water heaters heat the water on demand, instantly, so you don’t have to heat unused water.
Tankless water heaters also tend to last even 2 times longer than a typical tank. So if you are planning to stay in your home for awhile, or wanting to make a great investment for your Houston or Texas home that you might sell at some point, this is a good way to go.
Another great advantage to choosing tankless water heaters for your Houston home is that it is small, therefore it can be put almost anywhere! Who doesn’t value a brand new open closet space!?
The process of a tankless water is as follows:
- A hot water tap is engaged.
- Water enters the heater.
- The water flow sensor detects the water flow.
- The computer automatically ignites the burner.
- Water circulates through the heat exchanger.
- The heat exchanger heats the water to the designated temperature.
- When the tap is turned off, the unit shuts down.
It’s pretty self-explanatory, but the advantages are wonderful. For more information, call us today!