Debunking the On-Demand Water Heater Myths
Tankless water heaters are becoming more popular throughout South Cook County, Illinois, and for good reason. These on-demand water heaters are efficient, cost effective, and innovative for homeowners looking to upgrade their water heating system at home. Of course, with any new innovative product, people will come out of the woodwork to try and debunk just how efficient these heating systems really are. These units are relatively new to the market, so many homeowners have been discouraged from switching to tankless.
Are They Cost-Effective?
The biggest myth currently circulating is whether or not on-demand (tankless) water heater systems are cost-effective. Some claim these units are quite expensive to install and run. The truth of the matter, however, is that tankless water heaters can reduce your monthly electrical bill by up to 20% for many homeowners. By not storing unused water, and only providing hot water when needed, tankless heaters are energy-efficient.
Can They Support a Whole Family?
Some homeowners believe a tankless water heater is incapable of meeting the demands of an entire family unit. This is false, however. A standard water heater will store around 40 gallons of water. When that water is completely used up, the heater needs to heat more before use. A tankless water heater will only supply water on demand, meaning it always readily available for the family to use when they need it the most.
Are They Energy Efficient?
As we stated previously, a tankless water heater will only supply hot water when you require it, not store up any extra. This means the entire unit uses less energy to supply and store water. The latter of which is nonexistent.