Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth It for Your Home?

Purchasing a tankless water heater is not a decision to take lightly. Even though they are gaining in popularity in the U.S. after being used throughout Asia and Europe for decades, that doesn’t automatically mean it is the best option for you. Weigh your choices and then call a Chicago professional with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove to make sure you have made the right decision possible.

The Pros of Tankless Water Heaters

First of all, a tankless water heater gives you hot water whenever you need it. You won’t ever have to worry about running out when you’re taking a shower, washing your dishes or washing your clothes. It can also help you save substantial money each year because it uses up to 50 percent less energy than a traditional tank-style unit. The reason is that it only heats water when you need it, as opposed to most traditional models that heat water 24/7. They also take up quite a bit less room and can be mounted practically anywhere in your home. You can use the space you save for storage or whatever else you like.

The Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

A tankless water heater will cost a lot more than a traditional unit, because most of them have natural gas-powered burners that require a dedicated vent system. In most models, these burners need a larger pipe, adding to the cost. You’ll need to work with a professional to make sure your system is large enough for your home. If it’s too small it won’t produce enough hot water to serve your household.

Ask around and get some recommendations before making a commitment. If you have friends or family members who have had a tankless water heater installed in their home, ask them if they think they made the right choice. If you decide this type of water heater is right for you, call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove at (847) 744-9447 or contact us online to set up an appointment. Which style do you think is better – tankless or a traditional tank water heater? Sound off by clicking one of the social media icons on this page.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove provides HVAC services for the cities of Elk Grove Village, Roselle, Park Ridge, Schaumburg, Chicago, and other cities in Illinois.