Are you thinking about installing a tankless water heater in your Highland Park, Illinois, home? If so, don’t believe some of the common myths surrounding them.
Deliver Hot Water Instantly
It’s a common misconception that tankless water heaters supply you with hot water the second you turn on the faucet. In reality, the amount of time it takes hot water to get to you depends on the distance between the water heater and faucet. Faucets located close to the water heater will get hot water faster than faucets located farther away. If it takes too long for hot water to get to the faucet, you can add a circulation system to your water heater.
Tankless Water Heaters Are Inefficient
Many people incorrectly believe that tankless water heaters are inefficient because they heat water on demand. On the contrary, tankless water heaters are much more efficient than their traditional counterparts since they don’t have to store gallons of hot water.
Tankless Water Heaters Are Expensive to Operate
Tankless water heaters cost more to install than traditional hot water heaters. However, since they don’t store hot water, they’re less expensive to operate. You’ll spend less on utility bills, helping you recoup much of your initial installation expense.
It’s Easy to Swap Them Out
While it’s usually possible to swap out a traditional water heater with a tankless one, it’s not always an easy process. You can’t simply remove a traditional water heater and plug in a tankless one. If you have a traditional gas water heater, you’ll have to make sure your home’s gas piping, meter and line can handle the load required by a tankless water heater. In addition, tankless water heaters require electricity to operate, so you may have to install an electrical outlet as well.
Ready to have a tankless water heater installed in your home? Give the service technicians at Carefree Comfort, Inc. a call at 847-388-0115.
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