Most residents of Bergen County, NJ, are accustomed to getting their hot water the traditional way: through a large tanked water heater in their basement or garage. There’s nothing wrong with such a system, which provides reliable hot water for comparatively little expense, and indeed most homes in the area still use tanked systems. But there are other options available, notably tankless systems which heat the water via coils as they pass through the pipe on the way to your shower or faucet. The system isn’t right for everyone, but households with the right fit can benefit greatly from the technology. Here are 3 advantages to tankless water heaters that you should consider before making a purchase:
1. EFFICIENCY AND COST
Tankless water heaters cost more to install than traditional models, but they use far less energy since they only need to heat the water as you use it. Because there’s less waste, the cost is much lower in terms of monthly bills and your household becomes more efficient overall.
Tankless water heaters take up much less space than tanked models. Not only does that save you a lot of space in your home, but it provides a lot of flexibility when it comes to placing the heaters. In many cases, they can be conveniently located beneath the sink they’re intended to serve, staying out of sight and out of the way without skimping on the hot water you need.
3. AN ENDLESS SUPPLY OF HOT WATER
Tanked models do a great job, but they can only heat as much water as their tank can hold before needing time to heat up more. That’s why you sometimes run out of hot water when taking a shower. It’s never a problem with tankless heaters, however, which heat the water as you use it.
For more information on tankless water heaters and whether they are right for you, call the experts at BZ Dependable to set up an appointment!