Tankless Water Heaters: The Good and The Bad

Man Repairing a Tankless Water Heater

Tankless Water Heaters Provide and Endless Supply of Hot Water.

Hot water is a very important part of your everyday life. You use it for cooking, cleaning and personal hygiene. Traditional water heater tanks have a limit to the amount of hot water they can supply at any given time. When the hot water in the tanks runs out, you’ll have to wait for the heater to warm up more water. This can create problems for people with tight schedules who use a lot of hot water. Installing a tankless water heater can eliminate the need to wait for water to warm up. Lantz's Lakeside Plumbing offers installation and repair services for all models of tankless water heaters.

Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

Tankless water heaters provide extra benefits that are not present in a traditional tank water heater. Unfortunately, there are also some drawbacks to installing a tankless water heater. Reviewing the list of pros and cons below can help you decide if a tankless water heater is right for you.

Pros
The most obvious positive side of installing a tankless water heater is an endless supply of hot water. This isn’t the only good thing about these units. A tankless water heater can be mounted on the wall and doesn’t require as much space as a traditional tank heater.

Cons
The fact that tankless water heaters do not have a ready supply of hot water to draw from means that the heater will have to heat the water when you need. You will likely have to wait several minutes before hot water comes out of the faucets. It is also harder to control the temperature of the water with tankless hot water heaters.

If you have additional questions about installing a tankless water heater, contact our office at (512) 260-7889. We are here to help you stay informed on the best plumbing solutions for your home.