At Hope Plumbing we can help you with your Tank or Tankless water heater repair and or new installations. If you are doing research, maybe you’ve even reached out to a plumbing company and you are only hearing one side of the story, meaning, they are telling you that a tankless water heater is a horrible investment, it may simply mean they are incapable of doing a proper installation. We say this as we prefer to provide our clients with the benefits of both a tank and tankless water heater so they can make an informed decision that is best for their needs. In this instance, we are going to focus on the benefits of using a tankless water heater.

How do tankless water heaters work?

In simple terms, tankless water heaters, heat water directly as it flows through the unit making them far more efficient as traditional water heaters are constantly heating and storing the hot water.

Which provides hot water faster, a tank or tankless water heater?

Regardless of what anyone may tell you, the distance between your faucet and your water heater are the same. So, in short, it takes the same amount of time for hot water to reach the faucet/tub/shower. However, if instant hot water is on the top of your priority list, Hope Plumbing can discuss circulation systems that keep hot water flowing through your pipes but that is a post for another day.

Do tankless water heaters require natural gas?

No, not all tankless water heaters require natural gas. Tankless water heaters continue to evolve and the answer ultimately depends on the model that you choose. As a matter of fact, depending on the model, tankless water heaters can use natural gas, propane or even electricity without losing any efficiency.

Is a tankless water heater more expensive?

Well, this all depends on how you define more expensive? If you are putting them side by side, price tag compared to price tag…then yes, a tankless water heater is more expensive. However, if you are the type of person who looks at the life of the investment, you will pleased to learn that tankless water heaters are worth the investment. Why? Tankless water heaters last longer, they have longer warranties ultimately leading to less upkeep and fewer repairs. In addition, tankless water heaters will reduce your gas and or electric bills as they require less energy and as mentioned above, they are not constantly heating and storing water.

Benefits of a tankless water heater:

1. Continuous hot water supply: As long as you have enough fuel and energy to power your unit, you can have hot water as long as you need it.

2. Energy savings: Tankless water heaters are more energy-efficient than traditional tank-style water heaters.

3. Longevity: Tankless water heaters have a longer lifespan than traditional tank-style water heaters, with a life expectancy of up to 20 years compared to 10-15 years for tank-style heaters.

4. Space-saving: Tankless water heaters are much smaller than traditional tank-style water heaters, making them ideal for small spaces or homes with limited storage space.

5. Reduced risk of water damage: Tankless water heaters do not have a storage tank, which reduces the risk of leaks and water damage. This can save you money on repairs and help prevent structural damage to your home.

Overall, tankless water heaters offer many benefits over traditional tank-style water heaters, including continuous hot water, energy savings, longevity, space-saving, and reducing the risk of water damage.

Please contact Hope Plumbing today for all of your hot water repair and or installation needs at (203) 217-3380.