Deciding what kind of water heater to put in is an important choice for a homeowner. We offer several types of water heaters including gas, tankless and electric.
While our most popular choice is a gas water heater, you need to choose a water heater that will fit your lifestyle and budget.
Behind heating and cooling, water heating is typically one of the largest energy users in a home. It’s important you choose the right water heater for you, so that you have enough hot water even during the busiest times of day.
Angie’s List shared some of the pros and cons of purchasing a tankless water heater over a traditional one.
The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that gas-fired tankless heaters can save an average of $108 in energy costs per year over their traditional tank counterparts. Electric tankless heaters save about $44 per year.
However, the initial costs of putting in a tankless water heater are higher than tank models.
Some homes are not ready to support tankless water heaters. For homes with electric-only utilities, the electrical system may need to be upgraded, which means hiring an electrician and paying more.
Angie’s List estimated that tankless water heaters cost up to three times more than traditional heaters. It would cost less than $1,000 for an electric, whole-house model, to $3,000 for a gas-powered one.
Many homeowners love tankless water heaters because they save on space, last longer and are better for the environment. There is no tank to throw away in a landfill, and tankless water heaters typically have a longer warranty.
These are just some of the factors to consider when deciding what kind of water heater to buy for you home.
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