There is nothing better than the comfort and convenience of continuous hot water on demand with a tankless water heater. We carry whole-home tankless water heaters they are available in natural gas, propane and electric models. Tankless water heaters are great for homes with busy families, homes with luxury bathrooms and vacation homes. Whether you’re looking to provide hot water to your whole home; a single location or for additions, garages, outbuildings Biggs Plumbing services has a full range of options.
According to Energy.gov, “For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand (or tankless) water heaters can be 24% to 34% more energy efficient than conventional storagetank water heaters. Tankless water heaters (if gas-fired) will save homeowners over $100 annually the longer they remain in service.
Which tankless water heater is right for your home?
When it comes to choosing the right tankless water heater for your home there are a few things that you need to consider
what is the temperature rise
what is the gallons per minute
what happens when you try to use more hot water than the water heater is rated for
how many fixtures will demand hot water at the same time every day
To tank or not to tank that is the question.
Pros of a Tankless Water Heater
Long Life Span: A tank-less water heater will usually last between 20-30 years, which is more than double the life of a storage tank water heater.
Takes up Less Space: Tankless water heaters are small and can be installed in tight spaces. They may even be installed on the outside walls of your home if your home is spatially challenged.
Never a Lack of Hot Water: You will have hot water whenever you need it. Tankless water heaters can deliver 2-9.5 gallons of hot water per minute.
Saves Money Over Time: Tankless water heaters can reduce energy costs by as much as 25%.
Cons of a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters have a higher purchase cost than a traditional storage tank. The cost of a tank-less water heater can range anywhere from $2,500-$4,500 compared to a storage tank water heater which ranges from $1800-$2200.
They can be output challenged: This means when you are simultaneously taking a shower and doing laundry, the tankless water heater may fail to keep up with the hot water demand of both if the tankless water heater is not sized correctly. If multiple showers are in use at the same time, one shower may be quite a bit more chilly than the other.
If you are replacing a storage tank water heater with a tankless water heater, the replacement can be pricey. It will take more time to replace and increase the installed cost because of the complexity of relocating the existing piping, however the savings over time will offset the higher costs.