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Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth the Investment?

While there are a number of factors that will influence your purchasing decisions, tankless water heaters are typically worth the investment. Things to consider when weighing your options include:

  • Water usage habits
  • Budget
  • Personal preference

The biggest initial difference between a tankless and traditional tank water heater is the price tag. Tankless units are far more expensive, but that cost isn't just a markup on the price of the newest advancement in technology it's a reflection of just how many benefits a tankless water heater can provide you throughout its life.

They Are More Efficient

Tank water heaters are pretty simple in design, and they are more efficient than ever before. A simple design does not mean that there are no potential issues with that design, however, and there is one major one that can affect efficiency. This is the matter of standby energy loss.

Even a well-insulated hot water tank is going to allow for some standby energy loss. This happens when heat from the water in the tank transfers through the tank to the cooler air surrounding it. By ditching the tank altogether, the tankless water heater removes this possibility entirely.

Tankless Water Heaters Have a Longer Life Span

The energy savings afforded by a tankless water heater can add up, and that is why their very long lifespan is worth considering, too. With a tank water heater, you’re probably looking at about 10-15 years of service. With a tankless water heater, it’s more like 20 or even 25! When you pair energy savings with that much longer of a lifespan, it’s plain to see that the economics of a tankless water heater despite a higher upfront cost, can pay off in the long run.

Call Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling today at (281) 645-5905 or contact us online to schedule a tankless water heater installation in Spring, TX!