What to Consider When Choosing a Tankless Water Heater

What to Consider When Choosing a Tankless Water Heater

A tankless water heater is a great option for homes that don’t have the necessary space for a tank, and the heating needs that do not require a large amount of stored hot water. According to experts at McLay Services Inc., a tankless water heater essentially heats the water as it passes through a pipe, which means you don’t need to store water and you don’t need to have this water heating system activated all the time.

Some of the benefits of this system are almost 24% cost savings on electricity when you consume less than 41 gallons of water daily. You also don’t need to store the hot water. What else should you consider when you choose tankless water heater, especially for a cold climate? Here are some of our suggestions:

What Is Your Daily Water Consumption?

If you consume more than 41 gallons of hot water in a day, you may need to get a traditional water heating system. You can find out your daily use by dividing the daily consumption on your water bill by how many days you’ve been billed.

Do You Have the Infrastructure Available for the Heater?

Tankless water heating systems need electricity to work. This means that you should have outlets and sources of power ready for these heaters.

Would a Water Heater Fit in Your Home?

These things still need a place to fit. Typically, these water heaters are placed near the water receptacles, meaning there should be one water heater in each bathroom. You need power outlets for each of these heaters.

Which Company Is Going to Install It for You?

On-demand water heaters, including tankless water heaters, need professional installation. While you may be able to create a new socket or switch, professionals need to get through your drywall to your water pipes. Do not risk harming your whole home.

Water Heaters and More at McLay Services, Inc.

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