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Serving Franklin and Washington Counties since 2012


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Why It’s Time to Go Tankless


Do you need water heater installation in Fayetteville, PA? Have you started researching which type of water heater to get, only to find out that the options are overwhelming? It’s true that today’s homeowners have never had so many options when it comes to water heaters, but we like to think this makes it exciting! With a bit more research, you’ll soon find the perfect solution to your hot water problems. 

That’s where we come in! If you’ve been considering the benefits of a tankless water heater, we’re here to help. Tankless water heaters are an eco-friendly option for homeowners who want to save money over the lifespan of their water heater. Although tankless is a bit more expensive upfront, you’ll reap the benefits for many years.

Tankless Water Heater Pros

  • Save energy: As we mentioned, tankless water heaters use a lot less energy than their tank counterparts. That’s because they don’t use energy to heat water 24/7. They only heat it as it’s needed which is why they’re also called “on demand” water heaters. It’s been estimated that tank water heaters are 24-34% more energy efficient than tank models.
  • Save money: Not using energy to heat water 24/7 automatically results in spending less money on utility bills every month. In fact, the Department of Energy estimates that gas-powered tankless water heaters can save $100 per year.
  • Longevity: It’s a fact that tankless water heaters last longer. That’s because they’re not subject to the wear and tear that comes from storing water and using energy 24/7. 
  • Unlimited hot water: There’s nothing worse than running out of hot water during a shower! Eliminate the morning arguments about who gets to shower first and restore harmony to your household’s morning routine with unlimited hot water. 
  • Compact size: Is your home or garage tight on space? Tankless water heaters can be wall-mounted and take up a lot less space than a tank water heater. 

Tankless Water Heater Cons

  • Cost of a tankless system and installation: A tankless water heater is a more complicated piece of machinery than its tank counterpart. Therefore, the initial cost to purchase will be higher. Because installation is a bit trickier, they’re also more expensive to install. 
  • The wait for hot water: When you turn on the hot water tap, there will be a slight delay of 10-15 seconds before the tap dispenses hot water.
  • Plumbing modifications: Tankless models may need to be modified to fit your existing plumbing, especially if this’ll be your first tankless water heater. That can lead to a more time-consuming and costlier installation.

Consider This Caveat

There are some specific situations where a tankless water heater might not be able to keep up with demands. For example, if you have a lot of demands for hot water at the same time of day. However, there are workarounds for situations like this that we’re happy to discuss with you.  If you’re still not sure what type of water heater is right for your home and family, contact us for help making this decision.

To schedule your water heater installation, contact Premier HVAC Services today!

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