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Tankless Water Heater Myths Unlocked

When it comes to water heaters, tankless water heaters are becoming an appealing option for many homeowners. With a tankless water heater, you can get better efficiency and endless hot water without the unit taking up too much space. Although there are many advantages of using these types of water heaters, there are still some misconceptions regarding their effectiveness. Read our blog to unlock the 4 major myths about tankless water heaters.

MYTH #1: TANKLESS WATER HEATERS ARE MORE EXPENSIVE TO OPERATE

Although the initial cost of a tankless water heater can be high in comparison to alternatives, tankless water heaters typically last longer and have lower operating and energy costs. In the long run, these water heaters are considerably less expensive to operate and can save your family $100 or more each year on your energy bill.  Often called on-demand water heaters, they supply hot water as needed and do not store hot water that is not being used.

MYTH #2:  TANKLESS WATER HEATERS HEAT WATER TO AN UNSAFE TEMPERATURE

Tankless water heaters offer an adjustable thermostat for personalized use so that you are able to enjoy hot water at just the right temperature for you. Like other types of heaters, tankless water heaters have a thermostat in order to prevent overheating and potential scalding.  So you don’t have to ever worry about the water getting too hot when you are taking a shower or doing the dishes.

MYTH #3:  A TANKLESS WATER HEATER DOES NOT SUPPLY ENOUGH HOT WATER

Since a tankless water heater does not have a storage tank that means that there is no shortage of hot water. Tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water, so there is no need to wait for it to fill up with enough hot water. Water is heated as it passes over a heating element to an outlet and as long as you need hot water, you will receive it.  Tankless water heaters are designed to supply hot water for the entire family and some have a capacity of up to 9.4 gallons of hot water per minute.

MYTH #4:  ALL TANKLESS WATER HEATERS ARE THE SAME

Throughout the years, tankless water heaters have become a more reliable and cost-effective option for many homeowners. There are different brands available for tankless water heaters and some are better than others for certain applications. There are models that offer easier installation, more energy efficient and are more affordable. One of the most important things to consider when choosing a new water heater is to make sure the quality of installation is high. Reliable and good performance depends on both the brand of the water heater as well as the company that installed it. Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning offers installation of efficient and high performing water heaters by expert technicians dedicated to providing the best service.

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Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning installs top-of-the-line water heaters, air conditioners, furnaces and other systems that provide comfort and the highest indoor air quality in Western Washington homes. At Bob’s, you will only find qualified expert technicians dedicated to providing the best service. Additionally, Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning proudly partners with organizations focused on sustainability and innovation, including Built Green, Energy Star, and Puget Sound Energy.