We’ve been talking all month about tankless water heaters. Now we hope you’re wondering if a Chandler tankless water heater is right for you. Here are some guidelines for deciding whether you need a tankless water heater in your Phoenix valley home.
A tankless water heater may be right for you if…
You are looking to replace your existing water heater before it actually breaks down. If you need a new water heater anyway, you should definitely consider a tankless model.
You find yourself running out of hot water often. Whether you have a large family, really enjoy long, hot showers or frequently have many guests bathing in your home, a tankless water heater means almost endless hot water. Maybe you tend to do all of your household chores at once, like washing dishes and washing clothes. A tankless water heater means that isn’t a problem.
You’re looking for a water heater with a longer lifespan. While a typical tank water heater is supposed to last 10 to 13 years, tankless water heaters are estimated to last up to 20 years. If you’re planning to stay in your home for a while, that’s a hefty replacement fee you’re saving. Even if you’re not going to stay in your home for that long, it’s nice to pay it forward towards the overall cost savings of home ownership.
- You need to save space. Tankless water heaters can be installed in very small spaces and take up much less room than a standard tank water heater.
- You use a lot of hot water. A tankless water heater will be able to keep up with the demand.
- You use little hot water. A tankless water heater will only heat the water you need.
Yes, a tankless water heater would require that you be willing to either take on the responsibility of some additional maintenance tasks or be sure to schedule a regular check on the unit every few years. You’ll also have to pay a bit more upfront. But in the long run, a tankless water heater can reduce your heating bill by an estimated 30 percent, among the other benefits we mentioned in our previous post.
We know there is a lot to consider when it comes to your Chandler tankless water heater. Please contact us if you need help determining if one is right for your home. The team at Ben Franklin Plumbing would be happy to help.