Tankless water heaters are a new breed of water heater designed to be more sustainable and eco-friendly. These units save energy by front-loading most of the work that a traditional water heater does, and many homeowners in Elmore, AL, are making the switch. As tankless water heaters become increasingly popular, it’s important to understand their main benefits and whether one is right for you.
Lower Maintenance Costs
Compared to a traditional water heater, a tankless water heater can be up to 500% cheaper to maintain. Although the raw cost to service each type of water heater is usually similar, tankless water heaters need much less frequent maintenance because of the way they’re designed. You’ll still need to have a service technician visit your home, but you might be able to go up to 24 months without requiring maintenance.
Smaller Unit Size
Most tankless water heaters are so compact that a qualified service technician can mount them on your wall. On the other hand, traditional water heaters come with huge, bulky tanks that can weigh hundreds of pounds when full.
Tax Incentives for Ownership
In an effort to convince more homeowners to “go green” and buy more energy-efficient plumbing equipment, the federal government has started handing out a $300 tax credit to anyone who purchases certain tankless water heaters. To qualify, the water heater must have the ENERGY STAR certification. This tax credit expires at the end of 2021, but you still have a few months to benefit.
Not only does a tankless water heater have lower maintenance costs, but it will typically come with much longer warranty. Some high-end models come with coverage for up to 25 years, and the average unit’s lifespan is around two decades.
Have you been thinking about replacing your current water heater with a tankless model? To book your installation appointment with Air Conditioning by Luquire, reach out to us today.
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