Many homeowners in the Pleasanton, CA area and throughout the country are switching to tankless water heaters for several reasons. Unlike typical tank-based systems, these water heaters do not store hot water until needed but rather create hot water on demand. These systems offer several advantages, but it’s important to consider a few factors before investing in these ultra-efficient appliances.
What Type of Home Do You Have?
Many leading models of tankless water heaters offer fantastic long-term performance and lifespans that eclipse typical tank-based water heater systems. However, they tend to offer the best performance in smaller homes. While you can find more robust tankless systems that can easily handle supplying hot water to two showers at once, these models are much more expensive to purchase, install, service, and replace.
If you own a larger home, this does not mean you cannot install tankless water heating systems, but you may need to install two or more tankless water heaters to ensure every water appliance in your home can access hot water when necessary.
How Much Hot Water Do You Typically Consume?
If you live alone in a small efficiency home, then a tankless water heater system could be a fantastic upgrade that provides hot water on demand while keeping your energy costs low. Unlike a tank-based system that will run whenever the tank senses that hot water is used, the tankless system only operates when you need it. Tankless systems are especially beneficial to smaller homes as they take up far less space than a tank system would, potentially freeing up extra storage space in the utility area of the home.
Are You Interested in Smart Technology?
One of the best benefits of tankless water heater systems is the ability to control them with smart technology. Choose the right tankless water heater model and have it connected to an app you control with your smartphone. You can adjust the temperature, monitor water consumption, and even track the energy usage of this system all from your smartphone app.
If you are interested in upgrading your home’s water heater system, contact Rivers Plumbing, Heating, and Air today to learn more about tankless water heaters and how we can help you choose the right water heater for your home.