So, your water heater has a tank. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that). In fact, water heater tanks are downright useful items in homes with a high demand for hot water.
Like your heating system, the hot water tank in your busy household does a lot of heavy lifting. That’s especially true if you’ve got kids. Kids get dirty. Their clothes need to be washed a lot. Everyone needs to shower or bathe, hands need to be washed, and if you’ve got a dishwasher, that’s more water.
Lots and lots of hot water.
Tankless hot water heaters are renowned for their energy efficiency, though. While it’s true that having only one of these may not work for a large, busy household, all is not lost. You can convert your water heating system to a tankless water heater with a little professional help.
A tankless water heater produces hot water on demand. That means it heats the water when indicated when someone twists on the tap marked “h,” or your dishwater, etc. You know the drill. This feature of a tankless water heater renders high energy efficiency, but it can crash and burn when demand outpaces the heater’s ability to produce the hot water you need.
The cost of installation.
A tankless water heater costs more to purchase and install. That’s true. Then again, energy savings may compensate for the price point, over time. If you’re considering converting to a tankless system, it pays to consult with experts like the folks at Accurate Mechanical.
We can review the pros and cons for you and determine if a tankless water heater is the right fit for your household. Because of the compact nature of tankless water heaters, they’re more flexible in terms of placement. That can make a big difference to the “on demand” feature of this style of heater, especially when multiple units are installed.
When properly placed and installed, with an eye to your household’s unique needs, the tankless water heater can be an excellent support for an energy conscious family. Kinder to both your energy bill and the planet, the tankless water heater may be the right solution for you.
Unlike the tank water heater, the tankless style doesn’t continually heat the water. While this may seem like a tank water heater “pro” where busy families are concerned, it’s also more expensive.
The question – to tank or not to tank – is one requiring careful consideration. While a tankless water heater may seem problematic at first glance, there are ways and means of incorporating a tankless heater intelligently which can work for even the busiest household.
If you’re thinking about making your home more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, give Accurate a call. We’ve been in the business of home heating and cooling solutions for years, so we know our way around a tankless water heater.
At Accurate Mechanical Group, we offer personalized service that takes your household’s needs into account, working with you for the right solution.