Pros and Cons of a Tankless Water Heater in Smithtown

For homeowners in Smithtown looking to make their homes more environmentally friendly, it’s a good idea to look into installing a tankless water heater. Let’s face it: after seeing energy bills skyrocket during this past winter, all of us could use an energy-efficient and cost saving device. And that’s exactly what a tankless water heater is.

How a Tankless Water Heater Works

A tankless water heater is often referred to as an on-demand water heater, because it only heats water when a point of use in the home requests hot water. So for example, you turn on the hot faucet in the bathroom. The tankless water heater springs into action and heats cold water from the main by passing it through a heating element before sluicing it to your faucet in the bathroom. There’s no storage of heated water like with a conventional tank water heater.

Pros of a Tankless Water Heater

The benefits of this type of appliance are significant:

  • Reduced energy consumption when compared to a conventional appliance.
  • Lower energy bills (assuming the same energy consumption).
  • Lower impact on the environment.
  • A constant, never ending supply of hot water.

Moreover, an on-demand water heater is much more compact than a conventional model, so it’s easier to find a place to install it in your home.

A Con or a Worthwhile Investment?

Granted, when it comes to the sticker price of a tankless water heater, it’s significantly higher than a storage tank model. However, this is offset by the fact that a tankless water heater results in approximately $100 in energy savings per year for an average household. What’s more, an on-demand appliance lasts an estimated seven years longer than a conventional device. That’s a lot of extra use!

If you’re interested in installing a tankless water heater in your Smithtown home, call the team of expert plumbers at Outstanding. One of our specialists will come to your home and assess your situation, then discuss with you what the best option is for your household. And of course, we can haul your old appliance away and quickly and efficiently install your new, energy-efficient tankless water heater in the same visit.

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