What’s not to like about a tankless water heater, other than the upfront expense, which can be recouped over time?
● Tankless water heaters take up much less space, often a consideration in New York homes squeezed for room.
● They use significantly less energy, meaning a lower utility bill for you.
“Tankless water heaters, also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. They don't produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can save you money,” says the U. S. Department of Energy.
This can mean sizeable saving; water heaters generally are the second-highest users of power in your home or business. Traditional water heaters are always keeping water hot while tankless water heaters only work when you want them to work.
“For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand water heaters can be 24 percent – 34 percent more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters. They can be 8 percent – 14 percent more energy efficient for homes that use a lot of hot water -- around 86 gallons per day.
● While tankless water heaters cost about twice as much as conventional water heaters, you get savings not just in energy but also in a longer life expectancy and you can eventually recoup your investment.
As energy.gov notes, “tankless water heaters will typically last longer and have lower operating and energy costs, which could offset its higher purchase price.
“Most tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years. They also have easily replaceable parts that extend their life by many more years. In contrast, storage water heaters last 10–15 years.”
● They add value if you put your home on the market.
A Bank of the West report found millennial homebuyers like updated items like tankless water heaters, which can come with warranties for up to 25 years!
Tankless water heaters require venting and other considerations, making it beyond the ability of the typical do-it-yourselfer to install. So you will need an experienced installer such as our company to handle the venting and help you select the correct size heater, which includes calculating how much hot water you use and whether you need hot water in two locations at once – the shower and the dishwasher, for instance.
Two brands to remember
We install all brands of water heaters, but we recommend two in particular: Viessmann and Navien.
Viessmann, in business for nearly a century, makes tankless water heaters that are simple to install, service and use. Their water heaters range from residential models to multi-family and university-sized applications.
Navien, a newer company, makes highly efficient, environmentally friendly devices for homes and buildings of all sizes.
We can help
Call us and we will gladly explain all the pros and cons of tankless and standard water heaters. Then you will have the information you want to select the system best for your preferences, and we will gladly install whichever you choose.
Simply call us at (917) 275-3280.
We are a locally owned company with a shop in Brooklyn, not someone in a faraway call center who has to make a quota.