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December 23, 2020
Many Dixon and Vacaville CA homeowners are looking for efficient ways to heat water in their homes. One popular energy saving option is upgrading to a tankless water heater. But what are the pros and cons of tankless water heaters? The hot water pros at Greiner Heating and & Conditioning can provide the answers, based on their experience with hot water heaters.
How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?
Unlike traditional tank water heaters, which store and heat large amounts of water continuously, tankless water heaters heat water directly with a natural gas or electric burner to provide instant hot water. Because you’re heating only the amount of water you’re using, the savings on energy can be substantial.
What are the Pros of Tankless Water Heaters?
Tankless water heaters offer several benefits over tank water heaters. For Dixon CA homeowners there are three key benefits to installing these appliances:
Lower Month-to-Month Costs
Because you’re not using energy to maintain a full heated tank, each month you gain some savings, which can really add up over time.
Never Run Out of Hot Water
There’s nothing worse than running out of hot water in the shower! With a tankless water heater, you’ll never run out of hot water while showering again.
Because they don’t need to store water, tankless water heaters require a lot less space. They are typically placed on a wall and are about the size of a carry-on suitcase.
What are the Cons of Tankless Water Heaters
There are some other factors to take into account when considering a tankless water heater for your Dixon CA home, including:
Higher Initial Cost
Tankless water heaters have a higher initial investment cost when compared to a standard tank style water heater. Tankless water heaters are a little more complex to install and depending on your home, they may require a new gas line and electrical circuit.
What’s the Bottom Line?
Are tankless water heaters worth it? Tankless water heaters provide endless hot water and great efficiency. A high efficiency tank water heater still provides plenty of energy savings and hot water. Either way, your hot water professionals at Greiner Heating & Air Conditioning can help you navigate which is right for your Dixon CA home.