For decades, tankless water heaters have been popular throughout Asia and Europe, and recently they’ve become more popular in Edmonton as well. If you are considering Edmonton tankless water heater installation, Pro Solutions technicians can help you with not only the installation, but also help you determine whether a tankless water heater is right for you.
Tankless Water Heater Benefits in Edmonton
The way a tankless water heater differs from the traditional tank-type heater is more than just the lack of a tank. A tankless system provides a continuous stream of always-hot water so you’ll never have to worry about running out while you’re taking a shower. They take up much less space, obviously, so if you make the switch you’ll have more room to store household items.
Tankless systems do not have to re-heat water and have no pilot light. Therefore they use less energy than a traditional gas or electrical model. That will result in a substantially lower heating bill. Again, since water is heated as it is used in a tankless system you’ll never be short – if you have a large family and you’ve ever been the lucky one who had to wait to take your shower last, you know how frustrating it can be to run out.
Tankless systems are durable as well, with an average lifespan of as much as 20 years. Compare that to a traditional tank-style water heater that has an average lifespan of between eight and 12 years.
Considerations When Purchasing a Tankless Water Heater in Edmonton
While a tankless system provides more energy efficiency and a greater level of convenience than standard tank models, they also require a larger up-front investment. As with any purchase of this type, you need to be as completely informed as possible when making the decision to go tankless. You can either buy a whole-home unit or a smaller unit to run certain appliances, and you can also choose between gas and electric models.
Here are some of the factors you should consider when buying a tankless water heater:
Operational cost – You’ll not only need to think about how much the system itself costs, but how much your energy costs will be as well. As with just about any other product, some models are more efficient than others. A Pro Solutions technician can provide you a detailed comparison of different models so that you can make the best decision.
Source of energy – As stated previously, you can choose from different energy sources for your tankless water system. Gas is a popular option, as is electricity. There are even solar-powered models available.
Size considerations – The size of your system will depend on your needs. If you have a large family then you’ll obviously need a larger system. When deciding what type of tankless water heater you want, you’ll need to factor in how much water you tend to use each month.
If you have any questions about tankless water heaters, give us a call at Pro Solutions and we’ll gladly answer them.
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