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Written by Neil Harrop | October 19, 2023
For homes in the Madison area that have large families or high hot water demands, a tankless water heater may be the ideal replacement for the traditional storage tank water heater. By eliminating the water storage tank and the energy required to keep its contents warm, a tankless or on-demand water heater is more efficient and provides a nearly unlimited supply of hot water. Though there are many benefits to installing a tankless water heater, there are also a few disadvantages.
Tankless water heaters are available in gas and electric versions, and both heat the water as you need it, using a large amount of energy for a short period of time. This on-demand operation, combined with the lack of a tank, can offer several benefits:
Some drawbacks of installing a tankless water heater may include:
Installing a tankless water heater may be the right choice for your home if you have a large family that could benefit from an unlimited hot water supply, as long as it is possible to make the upgrades required for the installation. A tankless model can also be beneficial for those who would like to reduce their utility costs, save energy, and minimize the risk of water damage and leaks.
At All Comfort Services, we install both storage tank water heaters and tankless models. Our plumbing experts can help you determine the best option for your home based on your needs, budget, and hot water demands. We serve homeowners throughout Madison, WI, the Greater Madison Area, and the surrounding areas, providing top-quality heating, air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing services.
Tankless water heaters turn on when you turn on the hot water faucet, and the water heater turns off when you turn the faucet off. This means that energy is only consumed when the hot water is being used so that you don’t waste energy or extra money with tankless water heaters.
There are many advantages of having a tankless water heater in your home. Besides saving money and energy, tankless water heaters:
You have to choose the right water heater model to suit your home’s needs. There are different sizes that handle different hot water needs. When you choose the right size for your home, you must take into consideration the price differences, as well.
Have more questions about tankless water heaters? Let our team at All Comfort Services provide answers! Call us today at 608-838-7300.
Neil has over 25 years of experience as a plumber. In his free time, he coaches his son’s baseball team.