When you are selecting a hot water heater, and you are considering the options, comparing the benefits of tankless water heaters in Houston vs. a conventional tank style hot water heater can assist you in making an informed decision.
A conventional water heater is a whole house system that supplies hot water from the tank to each tap such as the shower, sink and dishwasher and others. The tankless water heater also provides hot water in the same way, but saves money due to less energy being used.
With water in the tank maintained at a preset temperature (whether it is used or not) a traditional tank costs more to operate. Tankless water heaters in Houston on the other hand, only produces hot water when a tap is turned on.
A conventional water heater occupies valuable floor space that can be used for something else. A tankless water heater only uses a small space and can be mounted on a wall. Tankless heaters in Houston can save up to thirty five percent more energy than a traditional water heater. However, the conventional water heater hasn’t been left out of the loop altogether with the goal for increased energy efficiency. Conventional style water heaters are available that utilize advanced technology to achieve greater energy efficiency. A tankless water heater will require a higher initial investment compared to the average conventional hot water heater, but is comparable to some tank style water heaters utilizing advanced technology for greater efficiency.
Tax rebates from federal, state, local and energy suppliers may be available offering some assistance on the cost of tankless water heaters.
The lifespan of a tankless water heater averages 20 years. With the availability of parts for some models this can be extended further. A conventional tank style water heater has a life span of approximately 10-15 years. Point of use tankless water heaters provides hot water for a single area. Point of use tankless water heaters in Houston provide an ideal option for remote bathrooms, garages and workshops, outdoor kitchens and other remote locations where water and energy are wasted in long pipe runs.
Making the Decision
A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg Plumber will help you to select the best option for providing your home’s hot water needs. The following provides an example of the information our water heater specialists will review in determining the best type and size of hot water heater for your household:
- The number of appliances and taps that require hot water.
- The number of persons occupying the home is considered. Larger families and homes may require more hot water than tankless water heaters in Houston can provide. The installation of multiple tankless units would be an option, as would a conventional tank style water heater.
- The habits of the home’s occupants. For example, two persons showering at the same time could provide insufficient hot water.
- How often hot water is used.
- Whether gas or electric is preferred as an energy source. Gas models will need electricity to operate, though the installation of venting (if not already present) will be a larger issue.
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