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Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

April 18, 2022 | Blog

When deciding between tankless and traditional water heaters, there are a lot of factors to take into account. As a homeowner, you want to ensure you get the best fit for your home.

Our team at Axsom Air wants to provide you with a list of pros and cons for tankless water heaters. Throughout this blog, we hope to help you decide if an on-demand water heater is the right fit for you.

The Pros of a Tankless Water Heater

Let’s get into the pros of tankless water heaters, also known as instant hot water heaters. We will walk you through some of the pros of a tankless water heater and how they work.

Unlimited Supply of Hot Water

Tankless (on-demand) water heaters can provide your home with an unlimited hot water supply. Unlike traditional tank heaters that keep a hot water supply, you must wait for the system to create hot water again once this supply is used.

On-demand water heaters can serve up to five sources simultaneously before being expanded in their ability to keep the water hot. As long as you keep the hot water sources below five, you will have an endless hot water supply.

Energy and Cost-Efficient

Because tankless heaters create hot water on-demand, you are not using as much energy as a traditional tank water heater. Traditional tank water heaters use more energy to keep the water supply hot even when not using it, creating unneeded energy use.

The exact amount of energy and money you will save will depend on how much your home uses hot water. Homeowners who use 41 gallons or less of hot water a day can save 24-34% energy when using an on-demand water heater.

Save On Space

Tankless water heaters can save you space in your home versus large traditional tank heaters. On-demand water heaters only need one small area to be able to heat your water using its system. At the same time, a conventional tank water heater will need a large amount of space to store the hot water before it gets used.

Long Term Investment

If you want to invest in a system that will last you for years, a tankless water heater is a solution. Tankless water heaters are known to last about 20 years versus traditional heaters that are only known to last 8-12 years. As long as you take proper care of your system, it will stand the test of time.

The Cons of a Tankless Water Heater

The pros of a tankless water heater are very enticing, but this option is not for every homeowner. Here are a few cons of on-demand water heaters so you can weigh your options.

Higher Cost of Installation

Tankless water heaters can save you money in the long run, but the initial installation cost can be pricey. Our Axsom Air team does offer different financing options if you are looking to install a water heater in your home.

May Take Longer to Provide Hot Water

Tankless water heaters can take a little longer to provide hot water than tank heaters. Since the water has to go through the system to heat up before it arrives, it may take a few seconds to warm up before you can feel the hot water.

There is a supply ready for you with tank heaters as soon as you turn on your faucet, but this supply can run out.

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If you have decided which system is a better fit for your home and are ready to schedule an installation, call us today! Call our team at Axsom Air today. We are also here to assist you if you are looking for more information on which system is the best for your home.

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