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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Your Home?

Tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular. If you are looking to replace your current water heater, you are flooded with options, and sifting through all of them to find out what would work best for your home can be daunting. Our team at Master Tech Plumbing Inc. is here to help. Our experienced plumbers are sharing the pros and cons of a tankless water heater to help you make a more informed decision about the comfort of your home.

Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

While tankless water heaters have been around since their advent in 1929, they only started becoming a viable replacement for traditional units in the late 1970s. However, after that, huge innovations have been made, and now, tankless systems can offer your home some surprising benefits.

5 benefits of a tankless water heater:

  1. On-demand hot water: A traditional water heater stores hot water, and once it’s out, you have to wait for it to replenish. Not so with a tankless system. This unit heats water when you need it, so you enjoy seemingly never-ending hot water.
  2. Energy-efficient: Save money on your energy bill by installing a tankless water heater. It has been found that these units can save you up to 35% thanks to the innovative heating mechanism.
  3. Safe: Because tankless systems are only running when you need hot water, they are less likely to cause damage if they malfunction. Additionally, newer tankless models even have special features that monitor the system and boost their safety.
  4. Longer lifespan: Typically, tankless systems have a longer useable lifespan than traditional water heaters, saving you money on a pre-emptive replacement.
  5. Take up less space: As the name suggests, tankless systems don’t have the same large storage tank that traditional units have, which means they take up much less space and can even be mounted on the wall for more useable floor space.

Reasons to Not Choose Tankless Systems

As you can see there are many benefits to owning a tankless water heater. However, they are not right for every household, and they do have a higher upfront cost than older, traditional systems, potentially making them cost-prohibitive.

You might not want to choose a tankless water heater if:

  • You normally run multiple hot water outlets at the same time. For example, you take a hot shower while running the dishwasher.
  • Your property experiences frequent power outages.

If you are ready to have an experienced professional evaluate your home’s water heater needs and replace your current water heater, call Master Tech Plumbing Inc. at (508) 388-6007 or contact us online today!