Have you been thinking about getting a tankless water heater? Maybe you’ve heard about how great they are from your neighbor or a relative. There are definite benefits, like only heating water as you need it, the unit lasts longer, you save space and they are more efficient, which will save you money.
Plus, another big advantage is that you can also install the unit on the outside of your house or garage. That frees up valuable space that can be used for storage.
Other considerations for tankless water heaters
Natural gas tankless water heaters have an Energy Factor around 0.80. That means they are highly efficient, saving you energy and money. (For comparison, the Energy Factor for an Energy Star-rated standard tank water heater is .67.)
- To pick the right tankless water heaters for your home, first determine your hot water needs. Be sure to consider simultaneous water usage. How much hot water do you use in various parts of your house at the same time? Average tankless water heaters can operate up to three residential fixtures simultaneously, depending on the demand for hot water. Your plumber or installing contractor can help with sizing.
- Comparison shop. Make sure to get more than one price and installation quote.
- Select a reliable contractor. Ask your contractor if he or she installs and services the products. Click here to locate a contractor.
- Be sure to check out the cash-back rebates available to help with purchase and installation costs.