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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Your House?


If you’re reading this post, it’s likely because you are considering installing a new water heater for your house. The old water heater is no longer doing the job, or it is costing far too much to keep it up. What’s the next step? Is it as simple as calling and asking us to replace your water heater? Well, yes, it can be that simple. When it comes to water heaters in Lewes, DE, we’re the expert team to look to for a new installation. 

We’ll help you with more than installing a new water heater. We’ll help you choose the model and size. Which brings us to the topic of this post: the tankless water heater. You’re thinking you may want to switch from the standard storage tank model you’ve used for years to the technology of the “on-demand” water heater. Is this the right choice for your home?

A Tankless Water Heater Offers Many Benefits

You’re right to be interested in tankless water heater installation. A tankless water heater offers numerous excellent benefits for the right house:

  • Lower energy costs: A tankless water heater only consumes fuel to heat water when there is a demand for it, such as someone turning on a hot water tap. Storage tank water heaters must regularly burn fuel to keep its supply of water heated, and that makes for higher power consumption—and higher bills as well.
  • Longer system life: Because a tankless water heater runs less often and doesn’t deal with the stress of storing water in a tank, it averages a longer service life than a storage tank water heater. This means a bigger return on investment and more years to enjoy energy savings.
  • Unlimited hot water: It’s true that a tankless water heater will never run out of hot water—because it always heats up more on demand. Although multiple taps on at the same time can overwhelm a tankless water heater, in most households a tankless system means never getting caught with a lukewarm shower in the morning because you got up later.
  • Smaller size: Storage a problem in your home? A tankless water heater is small, and some units can even be mounted on the wall.

Tankless Isn’t Always Ideal

There is no such thing as a perfect water heater for all homes, and this applies to the tankless water heater. A few things to keep in mind when considering a water heater installation (and our experts will keep these in mind as well) are your budget and your household’s hot water usage. Tankless water heaters cost more to install, and although they pay back that cost over the years, an installation may not fit current budget plans. Large households where multiple hot water taps may be running at once might find a tank water heater more convenient. Our team can definitely find a storage tank water heater of the right size for those homes.

Don’t worry yet about the final decision: our experts will guide you through the process to the best possible option.

“We Take Pride in Your Comfort” at Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. Schedule water heater service today.

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