Is it time for a new water heater?
Every homeowner will cross this bridge if you own a home long enough.
The real question you need to ask yourself is this; how do I know if I should buy a trutankless vs traditional water heater?
Here is what you need to know about both of these systems.
What is trutankless? Well, this is a tankless water heater system. Tankless water heaters produce hot water on demand.
An important specification to look for in a tankless water heater is how many gallons per minute (GPM) can be produced. The higher the GPM, the more hot water you have at your disposal.
Depending on your household needs will dictate the GPM you should look for. For example, a typical shower uses approximately 2.5 gallons per minute, so if you have multiple showers with a large family you may need a system that can accommodate a higher output.
One benefit of a trutankless system is that the system is nearly 100% efficient and can save users over $250 annually compared to traditional tank water heaters.
Another great benefit of the trutankless system is the size. A trutankless system is approximately 24 inches wide and 6 inches deep, allowing for installation virtually anywhere.
Trutankless Vs Water Heater
Unlike a trutankless system, a traditional tank water heater stores up to 55 gallons of hot water. This limits the amount of hot water available to the household which could mean cold showers if you have a large family or want to perform multiple tasks at the same time.
A traditional water heater also takes up floor space in your basement or wherever it may be located. Installation of a trutankless system may free up some space for more storage.
Typical tank water heaters last on average about 8-12 years where a tankless system can last up to 20 years.
Do I Switch to a Tankless Water Heater?
The true answer to this question is, it probably depends.
If you are planning to be in your home for the long haul, then splurging on the cost of a tankless water heater may be worth it.
Also, there is an offset of costs so to speak. While a tankless system may cost more upfront, there are monthly energy savings to be seen from this system over a traditional water heater.
Another factor to consider – is your house equipped to handle a tankless water heater?
It would be beneficial to speak with a professional to see what your costs would be to retrofit your home to a tankless water heater before making a final decision.
When it comes time to make the decision to opt for a trutankless vs water heater for your home do your homework.
If you need assistance in making this decision for your household, contact us and we would be happy to help in any way possible.