While it’s extraordinarily easy to take for granted, having hot water available at the push of a button or the twist of a handle is a great privilege that we should all appreciate. While water heaters are not a new thing, tankless water heaters are a relatively new technology. If you’re in the market for a new water heater, should you consider going tankless?
The main appeal of a tankless water heater is that it heats water on demand instead of keeping a reservoir of water up to temperature. This can save energy, which can also save money. While tankless water heaters are more expensive than traditional tank-type models, the energy-efficient nature of tankless models can save more money in the long run. If you have a large house, you may need to install multiple tankless heaters, but that may also mean that you need less piping and plumbing, since the heater can be installed very close to the fixtures it’s servicing.