How to Choose a Tankless Water Heater

Professional Tips From Expert Cary, NC Plumbers

No household can function well without running hot water. If you have just moved in a new property and are wondering what type of water heater to install, you should definitely consider the pros and cons of a tankless one. Tankless water heaters are more expensive than conventional tank heaters, but they will definitely provide a return on your investment, as they are extremely energy efficient. This means that your electricity bills will be lower if you prefer to install this type of heater. You don’t believe us? Speak to a friend, who already had installed one, and you will see yourself.


However, even if you have already considered buying one, the decision-making process can be quite hard. This is why Metro Rooter Plumbing Cary, recommends you to follow the tips, we have listed in the following article. They will help you choose the most appropriate tankless water heater for your home.
1. Consider if you prefer electrical, natural gas or propane heater – If you choose the second option, you must have adequate gas line piping. Gas or propane tankless heaters can produce a greater water flow than the electric ones, which makes them ideal for the whole house system. If you chose the first option, however, you must be sure that your home’s electrical set up can provide adequate amperage, voltage and a circuit breaker.
2. Check with the city officials of Cary, NC whether there are any building code requirements in the area.
3. If you are planning to install an electric tankless heater, you better evaluate the long-term utility rates in the area, you have just moved into. This will help you determine whether you can afford to pay your utility bills without harming your monthly budget.
4. You should also check with some local plumbing contractors about the installation rates. They can also help you check if you cover the space requirements for a tankless water heater.

Before you make your final decision, bear in mind that the life expectancy of a water heating  installation without a tank is more than 20 years. Obviously, if you don’t have a tank the system cannot rot and is less prone to corrosion. Parts are also easily replaceable which can extend their life even further.

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