“Pros: Why consider buying a tankless water heater
Energy efficiency. Tankless water heaters consume less energy because they do not need to store heated water. This energy savings will, in turn, reduce your fuel bills.
Endless hot water. When you need a continuous supply of hot water to fill a deep, luxurious spa tub or to allow for several consecutive showers, a tankless water heater delivers.
Cons: When to stick with a traditional water heater
Higher initial costs. If you’re on a tight budget, a tankless option might not be for you, because the initial costs are more expensive than with a traditional tank water heater. The purchase price runs $300 to $400 higher than conventional units, and you will need to hire a reliable contractor to install the heater.
Limited hot water volume. The 3.5 gallons of heated water per minute provided by most tankless water heaters might be insufficient if your home demand frequently calls for hot water at more than one or two points at a time. While larger units are available, they are more expensive.”
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One of the problems larger families face is allocating time for hot water usage. This is really evident when showers are taken one after another. After all, no one wants to run out of hot water in the middle of their shower. The beauty of a tankless water heater is that you’ll never run out of hot water. While the initial cost is usually higher than a traditional water heater, you’ll end up benefiting in the long run.
Apple Valley Eagan Appliance installs both tankless and regular style water heaters. If you’re on the fence and are unsure which route to take, give us a call at 952-953-0080. We’ll assess your situation and give our advice on what would be a good fit for your home and budget.