The Pros and Cons of a Tankless Water Heater

hot water tank service in LynnwoodTankless water heaters are much smaller than traditional tanks and work more efficiently to heat water. They are available in gas and electric models. Gas versions work better for whole-home or large-scale use and electric are better for a smaller area. Complete HVAC provides your hot water tank service in Lynnwood.

A tankless water heater is a small unit that works like this: when the hot water tap is turned on, the water enters the heater, the water flow is measured, the computer starts the burner, water circulates through the coil or heat exchanger, water is heated in about 5 seconds and when the hot water tap is turned off, the unit shuts down.

Heating the water in your home is up to 30% of the home energy budget. Tankless water heaters have demonstrated 20% more efficiency than standard tanks and studies show that homeowners can save about $70-$80 a year. They are environmentally friendly and a huge space saver.

On the flip side, there are a few drawbacks to tankless water heaters. They are much more expensive to purchase initially. Conventional water heaters average between $300 to $500 while tankless water heaters range from $800 and up. Since gas tankless water heaters are preferred for whole-home use, gas must be available and pipe a certain size. Due to water deposits affecting efficiency, yearly maintenance service is recommended.

Discuss the benefit of utilizing a tankless water heater in your home or business with the professionals at Complete HVAC at 206-337-2360. They will evaluate your situation and make recommendations today.