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3 Things to Consider Before Buying a Tankless Water Heater

Last updated 5 years ago

Tankless water heaters are 24-34% more energy efficient than conventional water heaters, according to the Department of Energy. They even last longer than conventional water heaters. But before you invest in a tankless water heater, there are a few things you need to consider. Read this article to make sure that your new tankless water heater is as efficient as possible.

Proximity of Water Heater Location to Points of Use

Tankless water heaters function best with short hot water lines, or water lines that are longer but well-insulated. Furthermore, tankless systems are more efficient when all of the points of use are fairly close together. If your home does not satisfy either of these efficiency conditions, then purchasing more than one tankless water heater, one for each corner of the house, will ensure optimal energy efficiency and plenty of hot water.

Proper Gas Supply to Keep Up With Water Heater Demands

Before installing a tankless water heater, you should evaluate your home’s gas supply. In order for a gas-powered tankless water heater to work efficiently, it is essential that your home has an adequate supply of gas and sufficient ventilation. If your home does not meet these requirements, look into electric-powered tankless water heaters instead.

Wiring Needs

Lastly, have a closer look at your home’s wiring. If you are shopping for an electric tankless water heater, your home will need to have the right wiring. Without this, it’s likely that only a small electric tankless water heater will serve your home’s needs. If you don’t have the right wiring, shop for a gas-powered tankless unit.

To choose from an impressive selection of tankless water heaters that offer a great value, contact Wholesale Tankless, Inc. Visit us on the web to take a look at our products, and call us at (877) 278-2253 to learn more about considerations that need to be made before buying a tankless water heater.


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