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Should You Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater?


It is fall in the Fort Worth, TX, area, and everyone is starting to think about home maintenance as seasons change.  If you are considering a tankless water heater, Clearwater Plumbing is available to help you decide on the correct installation or replacement services for your home.

The Pros of Tankless Water Heaters

  1. You have almost instant hot water that doesn’t run out! Consider the time you can save if you don’t have to wait for the water to heat up.
  2. A tankless water heater lasts longer than a tank water heater. Tank units usually last for ten years, while tankless units can last for 20.  Keep in mind that regular maintenance is the key to a long lifespan when it comes to water heaters.
  3. Tankless water heaters use less energy. If you want lower monthly energy bills, then a tankless water heater can help you see savings.
  4. A tankless water heater takes up less space than a tank water heater.
  5. If you purchase a tankless water heater, you may save money with tax credits because they are so energy-efficient. Check for special financing and potential tax breaks when you decide to switch to a tankless unit.
  6. Tankless water heaters don’t use extra energy reheating water repeatedly until it is at the right temperature. They also don’t hold water, so they don’t have to use energy to keep water heated.
  7. If you have a small condominium or home, a tankless water heater is probably the best choice. The same is true if there are only a few people in your home.

Reasons to Stick with a Tank Water Heater

  1. There is less upfront cost with a tank water heater.
  2. It is easier to repair and replace a standard water heater.
  3. While tankless water heaters save space, you may need additional equipment, such as a water softener, for them to work well.
  4. If you want a gas model of a tankless water heater, you may have to have a gas line installed or moved.
  5. If a tankless water heater is overworked, then you may experience inconsistent temperatures.
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