Whether you’re a fan of home improvement shows or have simply found yourself facing the reality of having to replace your existing hot water heater, you may be considering making the switch to a tankless water heater system. Tankless water heater installation is a great long-term way to save money in the Dallas area. This applies whether your home is powered by gas or by electric, and has many important benefits when compared to a standard tank water heater.
The Truth About Tankless Water Heater Installation Costs
Most people aren’t aware that a standard hot water heater accounts for the second highest energy use in their home, and there’s a lot of waste in that expense. Think about all the hours that your hot water heater just sits there, keeping 50 gallons of water hot when nobody is home to use it, or when the whole household is asleep. Yet for all that energy being used you can still run out of hot water when your teenager takes an endless shower! The energy that a standard tank water heater uses represents hundreds of dollars wasted every year. With a tankless water heater, groundwater goes through the unit and gets heated up instantly when you ask for it. With average groundwater temperatures in the McKinney/Frisco area running at around 60 degrees, the amount of energy used to heat water to what you need for your appliances or showers is much less than what is used by a standard heater. Installing a tankless hot water heater ends up having much lower costs.
The Benefits of Installing a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heater installation by Hackler Plumbing offers a lot of benefits. Where the standard tank heater is a reservoir system that can run out and force you to wait while it replenishes, tankless systems heat on demand. You never run out of water, and can simultaneously run as many appliances or faucets as you want. Your tankless water heater installation comes with a 10-15 year warranty, and the unit is expected to last about twenty years. (Tank water heaters only last for eight to ten years on average.) They take up very little space in the home, are generally made of recycled materials, and offer you hot water that is constantly being refreshed rather than sitting in a tank that can have a rust or scale buildup hidden inside.
When you’re looking at tankless water heater installation cost considerations, these units offer a lot of advantages, including annual and long-term savings. Though your upfront costs are higher, you’re likely to make up the difference over time. In the McKinney, Frisco, and Alllen area, a tankless water heater installation may cost two to two-and-a-half times more than a standard hot water heater at the time of purchase, but you automatically get a $300 federal tax rebate because of its energy efficiency. Many tankless water heater companies offer rebates as well. Even more importantly, a tankless water heater should last twice as long as a standard tank unit, so you end up saving there – and you’ll probably save about 30% each year on your North Dallas area energy bill!
For more information on tankless water heater installation in the Dallas, McKinney, Frisco or Allen area, call Hackler Plumbing today. We can give you a detailed quote, with zero obligation so you can decide what’s best for your family’s budget. 214-585-1499
by Brad Hackler