Why pay to heat water that you aren’t going to use – or pay to heat the same water twice? That’s the question water heater designers started asking nearly a century ago, and their inquiries led to the first crude version of a tankless water heater.
Fast forward a hundred years or so and you’ll find the same basic idea at work in a modern tankless water heater – albeit in a much slicker, smaller, more efficient, and better performing package.
A tankless water heater (like the top quality Navien models we sell and install) produces the hot water instantly on demand rather than heating water and storing it in a tank for later use. By operating this way, it enjoys some key advantages over a traditional water tank-based water heater
As you can see, the advantages of a tankless water heater are clear. So what are the disadvantages?
Mostly, it comes down to the initial purchase price, which can be twice as high as a conventional storage water heater. Of course in the long run, the energy savings and equipment longevity make costs a wash at best (pardon the pun), but not everyone is willing or able to make that initial investment.
A tankless water heater can be a great option – as long as it’s the right choice for your Pennsylvania home, and as long as it is sized and installed by professionals – like the ones you will always find at Oehlert Bros.
Contact us today to get a FREE, no obligation estimate on a high-efficiency tankless water heater installation for your home.
Please note: at Oehlert Bros., your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please see our COVID-19 Service Update Page to learn more about how we are working to keep you and our crews safe and your home comfort systems working during this challenging time.
Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we expect a surge in installations that could back us up for weeks. If you are ready to upgrade to a Navien tankless water heater, we strongly suggest that you lock in an appointment time with a deposit so you’ll be early on the list.>