The best tankless water heating systems heat cold water as it flows through the unit from your water supply line, and they don’t have storage tanks like traditional water heaters.
Are you on the fence about whether you should install a tankless water heater? This guide looks at the pros and cons of a tankless water heater to help you make an informed decision.
Pros of Tankless Water Heaters
Endless Hot Water
All tankless water heater models provide endless hot water. Never run out of hot water again! Great for homes with multiple hot water appliances, multiple showers, and large jacuzzi-style tubs. Want to run your dishwasher, washer and shower at the same time? You can do that with a tankless water heater. What instant heat? Get a recirculating pump with your tankless water heater.
Hot Water on Demand (our Navien Models)
Our advanced Navien models, when installed with a NaviCirc valve give you truly instant hot water. These tankless hot water systems start heating water when you open your warm-water faucet, which means you have an instant supply of hot water. You don’t have to wait for the water in a storage tank to reach the right temperature. You also won’t run out of hot water.
Significant Energy Savings
The average family’s traditional tank water heater heats 56 gallons of water, which requires plenty of energy. However, you only heat the water you want to use with a tankless water heater, significantly reducing your household’s energy consumption. Over time, these energy savings can offset the heater’s initial installation costs. Tankless models offer over 94% efficiency. Also, make sure your water heater has the best sizing to ensure it’s working at the top performance.
Learn more about how a tankless water heater will save you money to help you decide.
Smaller Household Carbon Footprint
Your household’s fossil fuel consumption decreases because a tankless system only heats the water your family uses.
Long Functional Lifespan
On average, tankless water heaters last twice as long as traditional water heaters with storage tanks. A high-end water heater lasts around 20 years, and traditional systems have an economical and functional lifespan of around 10-12 years.
Small Home Solution
Tankless water heating systems are compact and don’t require large spaces for installation.
Cons of Tankless Water Heaters
Higher Initial Costs
The purchasing and installation costs of tankless water heating systems are higher than that of a traditional tank. However, you will recover the higher installation costs through energy savings over time.
More Frequent Maintenance
At Hot Water Ottawa, we recommend servicing your tankless water heater once per year. Thorough inspection, cleaning, and flushing are crucial to extend your system’s lifespan and prevent inconvenient defects. Storage tank water heaters require less frequent maintenance.
Now you know the pros and cons of a tankless water heater. Compare Tankless vs Hybrid Water Heaters to help you decide if a tankless water heater is right for you.
Contact Hot Water Ottawa
At Hot Water Ottawa, we offer professional water heating solutions to property owners throughout Ottawa. We install water heaters from top brands and provide you with a complete repair or annual maintenance service.
To learn more about the pros and cons of a tankless water heater and determine if this system type is right for your home, contact us today at 613-729-5052.