If you’re still using the bulky tank system for heating your home’s hot water, you may consider going tankless! Tankless water heaters are electric or gas powered, offering endless hot water, so if you live in a full household, scheduling showers can be a thing of the past! Read on to learn about the pros and cons of an electric tankless water heater.
Tankless heaters (whether gas or electric) have many advantages over tank systems. For one thing, they’re quite a bit smaller since the tank itself has been removed from the equation. Electric tankless heaters are the smaller of the two options, and they do not require the ventilation necessary for a gas heater. Because of these two things, they can be installed in a variety of locations including in closets, under sinks, and in other places closer to the point of use than gas tankless or tank systems can be installed. Electric tankless heaters are also very low-maintenance. Besides cleaning the screen filter located in the cold water inlet every so often, there is little to no maintenance, and repairs are generally simple since the heater has a simple design.
Electric tankless heaters are more costly upfront than a tank system but are quite a bit cheaper than gas tankless heaters, so they are a great option for any “middle-ground” budget. Electric tankless heaters consume less energy than traditional tank heaters, but they are high power appliances that consume energy on demand, so their peak electricity needs are sizable. If your home lacks the necessary power, you may need to upgrade your electrical services before installing an electric tankless heater, which can be costly.
Whether you’re tired of running out of hot water halfway through a shower or of having to wait to start a load of laundry, a tankless water heater might be just what you need! Enjoy endless hot water when you use Casa Dias Heating and Cooling for your water heater installation. We’ll get your new system installed the right way so you don’t have to worry!