Should you power your shower (and washing machine, and dishwasher) with one of these long-life, energy-efficient units?
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Is a tank-less hot water system right for you? The upside includes an energy savings of an estimated $80 per year. This is achieved because you dont continually heat the water in a stored tank, even when you dont need it.
With a tankless (on demand) hot water system, the heat only comes on when you turn the hot water tap on.
Benefits also include a long life of the unit (estimated at 2-3 times as long as your average hot water tank).
There are some draw-backs to these on-demand hot water systems. First is the initial cost, somewhere between 2-3 times as expensive as installing a traditional hot water tank.
The second drawback may be the pressure or water-flow rate, which may be lower than those experienced with a traditional hot water tank unit.
Last piece of advice: Because these tankless systems have a longer life-span, it is important to check out the manufacturers warranty. Some better-backed units offer lifetime warranties, which could come in handy down the road.Our Latest Web-Stories Never miss an episode of our real estate podcast. Install our FREE Podcast App available on iOS and Android. For your Apple Devices, click here to install our iOS App. For your Android Devices, click here to install our Android App. Check my videos on Youtube