As the days and nights get cooler, thoughts turn to keeping the house warm for fall and winter. You may find you use more hot water toward the end of the year for cooking and laundry, and maybe a longer shower to delay going out into the cold. It’s natural to want to stay comfortable when the weather doesn’t cooperate, and if you expect an uptick in hot water usage for yourself or for relatives visiting over the holidays you want to be sure your water heater works.
You may be aware Atomic Plumbing in Virginia Beach specializes in water heater repair and installation. If you’re in the market for a new heater, we’re happy to discuss the advantages of a tankless model. If you have questions, we have answers, especially with regards how a tankless water heater works and why it’s a great option for your home.
At first glance, you’ll discover one obvious pro to the tankless water heater - it’s a space saver. Where traditional models are large and may take up a sizable portion of your utility room or closet, tankless heaters can be mounted on a wall. Since there’s no water to store, the device leaves a smaller footprint that also uses gas or electricity to warm up your water.
A quality tankless water heater should last longer than a traditional model, too, and help to reduce emissions in your home. The result is a cleaner atmosphere in your home, improved quality of life, and may be eligible for a tax rebate.
Now, you may be thinking that there are pros, so there must be cons. While it’s true such a model can save you money in the long run, you might have concerns about cost and maintenance. Tankless heaters tend to cost more than traditional models, and depending on the unit and type of power used you may need to have additional gas lines or electric circuits installed to accommodate your new purchase.
Our expert Virginia Beach plumbing technicians are on hand to discuss these and other issues with you when you’re ready to get your new water heater.