Tankless Water Heaters
If you have a tankless water heater, or are considering upgrading to one, the team at Wolff Water Heaters is most qualified for the job! When it’s time to replace your current hot water heater, you might not know the steps to take in order to purchase the right tank for you. We are here to help you identify what your needs are! Our experience and expertise will ensure you get the best water heater for your home and budget. We can replace or repair your tankless water heater quickly and easily.
How you choose to heat your water may have a bigger impact than you realize. Traditional hot water tanks account for up to ~30 percent of your home’s energy, which can be a heavy consumption of resources and money. If you’re looking to replace or upgrade your water heater, consider going tankless to save money, space, and to enjoy the benefits of instant unlimited hot water.
What Is A Tankless Water Heater?
Traditional water heaters consist of a tank that heats and stores between 30 and 50 gallons of water at a time. The tank uses a heat element, typically fire, to keep the water hot and ready for use. As the hot water is used, it is automatically replaced and heated for storage.
Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, use high-powered burners, typically gas or electric powered, to quickly heat water as it runs through a heat exchanger. There is no hot water storage, as the water is only heated as you need it. The average tankless water heater is 22% more efficient than the traditional tank models.
Things to Consider When Going Tankless
If you are considering upgrading to a tankless water heater, here are a few things to consider:
- Upfront Costs: While a tankless heater will save a significant percentage on energy consumption; it does require a larger upfront investment. Where traditional hot water tanks average around $500, a tankless can range from $800 to $1,500. Tankless water heaters may also require extra installation costs to ensure electrical, gas and ventilation systems are in place, averaging another $1,200 to $2,000.
- Space Savings: If your storage space is limited, switching to a tankless water heater frees up quite a bit of space. Traditional water heaters are big and bulky and require floor space, while tankless water heaters are thin and can be conveniently installed on the wall. If needed, they can even be installed on an exterior wall.
- Extended Life Span: A traditional tank-style hot water heater typically lasts 10-15 years and is recommended to be replaced every 10 years for efficiency reasons. Tankless water heaters can typically last twice as long, averaging 20-30 years, and saving you money in the long run.
- Lower Energy Consumption: One of the main reasons for switching to a tankless water heater is for the energy savings. For homes using less than 41 gallons of water a day, the savings is even greater and average between 24-34% better efficiency.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your current water heating system and want to know if a tankless water heater is right for you, contact us today!
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