Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth It?

You may be thinking about the cost of installing a brand-new tankless water heater and consider it to be too much. The price tag is usually higher than that of traditional heaters also. It is the main reason most people still use tank systems, even though the tankless option comes with many benefits.  

No matter how high prices and installation costs are, the benefits of a tankless water heating system far outweigh the disadvantages. When shopping around for a water heater, consider the following factors:

  • Lifespan
  • Energy consumption
  • Heating speed
  • The number of supplied appliances.

For example, the convenience that tankless heaters come with cannot be compared to the other ones. You only need to ensure that you have an adequate supply of warm or hot water whenever you need it.  

Here are some of the advantages of tankless systems.

Save (a Lot of) Money Over Time

Tankless water heaters come with many advantages, including high energy efficiency. You will only be heating the water that you need at a particular time. Once you have enough hot water, you switch off the system, and no energy will go to waste.  

With a traditional tank, you would have to heat the entire water before taking the little you need. Energy efficiency means that you save on energy bills and other costs that are related to heating.

Longer Lifespan

Everyone wants to install a system that lasts long because they can avoid repair costs. If you do not want to keep calling a contractor to replace or repair your tank, you may have to go tankless.

Think about the inconvenience of waiting for several days or even weeks before they are repaired if a spare part is not available. A longer life span means that you will also enjoy a regular flow of warm and hot water as long as you have heating energy.

Less Storage Space

If you do not have enough space in your house to install water tanks and other appliances that work with them, you should choose tankless systems. These appliances are small, and they will not take too long to install because they do not store any water in the first place.

As long as the supply is steady, the water will be heated instantly as it passes through the heater. It saves you from the trouble of having to make adjustments in your house to accommodate a tank.

Unlimited Hot Water Instantly

Before the advent of tankless water systems, people had to wait for a few hours before the water was hot enough for use. Depending on the tank’s size, the waiting time would be longer.

When people started going tankless, things changed significantly. You can now switch on the heater and get hot water within seconds. It makes it one of the most reliable ways to ensure that you always have access to hot water.

Hot Water for Multiple Appliances

If you have multiple showers in the house, it may be challenging to rely on a tank system to supply enough hot water. You may notice that the situation becomes even worse when you have many other appliances running, like dishwashers, laundry machines, and others.

In such a case, your only hope is in finding a system that allows you to tap into an unlimited source of hot water. Only a tankless heater can guarantee a good experience for such needs.


Clearly, the advantages of tankless hot water systems are many. You will also like the fact that they are convenient and fast to install. After purchasing the water heaters, your focus should shift to finding the right installation contractor. Keep in mind that no matter how good the system is, you may not enjoy using it if it is not installed correctly.

Hiram M. Hamilton graduated university with a BA in Journalism but became a trusted employee at his father’s HVAC company. With 20 years of experience under his belt, Hiram is a specialist in the industry and a self-thought plumber. However, his passion for journalism prompted him to pick up the pen again. Now, he is writing informative articles related to HVAC issues, home services, and plumbing tips and tricks to educate the public and help people become more self-reliant.

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