For over 50 years, Maitz Home Services has been serving the Allentown, PA community with top-notch plumbing services. We offer residents comprehensive plumbing solutions, including tankless water heater installation and repair. These types of water heaters have become very popular in recent years, due to their energy-efficiency characteristics. Homeowners also appreciate their space-saving features and, because there is no hot water storage tank involved, they also eliminate the possibility of leaks and flooding.
If you’ve been thinking about going tankless but weren’t sure where to start, Maitz Home Services is here to explain it all to you.
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What Is a Tankless Water Heater?
Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand or instant water heaters, produce hot water only when needed. There is no hot water storage tank required, thereby eliminating the energy losses linked with storage tank water heaters. You will see significant savings in your energy bill when you go tankless. These devices an excellent choice for hot tubs and detached bathrooms, and serve as a booster by doubling the amount of hot water dispensed to appliances.
However, these types of water heaters are not suitable for every home. Call the on-demand water heater experts at Maitz Home Services to speak to a tankless water heater specialist who can help you determine if one of these systems is right for your home and budget.
Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
Savvy homeowners who want to save money are turning to tankless water heaters. These types of water heaters remove the need for a hot water storage tank because they are directly connected to your plumbing supply. Every time you turn on the hot water faucet, a series of energy-saving components will begin to heat the water to bring you instant hot water on demand.
Tankless water heaters have many advantages, including:
- Last 5-10 years longer than conventional systems
- Conserve energy since the unit heats water as needed
- Space-saving qualities by eliminating water storage tank
- Offer unlimited supply of hot water since there is no water tank
- Fewer repairs required due to fewer components and no water tank
Still undecided? The water heater experts at Maitz Home Services can go through the pros and cons of tankless water heaters and help you decide if one of these systems is right for your home.
Prefer a conventional water heater instead? Check out our conventional water heater services.
Disadvantages of Going Tankless
There are really very few drawbacks to having a tankless water heater. The most obvious is the high upfront cost of these units. However, many homeowners claim to recoup those upfront costs by saving on their monthly energy bill.
On-demand water heaters do not supply hot water to different rooms in the house simultaneously, so you will not be able to use multiple faucets at the same time. They are not suitable for homes with more than one bathroom, or households with many occupants.
Other drawbacks of tankless water heaters include:
- Fluctuating water temperature
- Require electricity to heat water quickly, so your electrical panel may need an upgrade
- They require a vent to the outdoors
- They do not provide simultaneous water use
Despite the disadvantages, many homeowners still prefer tankless water heaters. Call Maitz Home Services to speak to a water heater expert who will help you sort it out so you can decide if an on-demand water heater is right for your home.