Replacing Your Water Heater? Consider a Tankless Model

There are a lot of different appliances and systems that homeowners in this day and age have come to depend upon. The water heater in your home is certainly one of the most heavily used appliances therein. If you are ready to schedule a water heater replacement in Greenwich, CT, be sure to weigh all of your options carefully. You don’t have to replace your existing water heater with an identical, or even a similar, system just because it’s all you’ve ever know. One option well worth your consideration is the tankless water heater. Consider the following information, and let a member of our staff know if you have any questions.

Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Investment?

One of the first things that homeowners tend to notice when researching their water heater options is the fact that the tankless water heater is indeed more expensive than most, if not all, tank systems. For some, this alone is enough to disqualify the system from their list of options. However, you must look beyond the initial purchase price if you hope to understand the benefit of a tankless water heater as it relates to your situation.

If you plan on being in your house for some time to come, this increased initial cost is a lot easier to justify. Tankless water heaters tend to have considerably longer lifespans than tank models. They also operate more efficiently, as there is no risk of standby energy loss due to heat transferring out of the water in a storage tank and into the air surrounding it. This means that your energy savings over the years can help to offset this initial price difference, and then some.

There is also the size of the tankless water heater to consider. If you are tight on storage space as it is in your home, then you may not want to take much up with the continued use of a tank water heater. A tankless water heater is very compact, and can be comfortably installed in tight spaces, such as on the wall of a closet.

Be sure to schedule your water heater replacement with a member of the T&H Mechanical Systems team.