4 Tankless Water Heater Myths Every Homeowner Should Know
If you’re ready to upgrade to a tankless water heater, you’re not alone. Tankless technology is more popular than ever with its ability to provide endless hot water for less money. Before you start shopping, take a look at some tankless water heater myths to settle any unrealistic expectations you may have.
- Myth: You can simply swap out a storage water heater for a tankless model. Actually, venting requirements, gas line sizes and electrical needs differ between storage and tankless water heaters. Retrofitting isn’t as simple as swapping out the units, and proper installation is needed to ensure safety and peak performance.
- Myth: Tankless water heaters deliver instant hot water. A tankless unit installed in the same location as the old tank delivers hot water slower. It takes a few seconds for the unit to fire up and determine how much heat to generate based on the flow rate. To combat this, you can either install multiple task water heaters or add a circulation system to preheat incoming water.
- Myth: All tankless water heaters are the same. As with any other appliance, some brands and models are better than others. Do your research to find a reliable, cost effective and easier-to-install unit for your home.
- Myth: Installing a tankless water heater doesn’t require a permit. Because of the differences mentioned above, it’s in your best interest to leave tankless water heater installation to a licensed professional who obtains all necessary permits. Your health and safety could be at risk if you attempt a DIY job.
Now that you’ve debunked these tankless water heater myths, please contact Sobieski Services, Inc. for additional information.
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