Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, heat water directly as it flows through the unit without the use of a storage tank. Here are some pros and cons to consider:
- Energy efficiency: Tankless water heaters can be more energy-efficient than traditional storage tank models. This is because they only heat water as it is needed, rather than keeping a large volume of water hot at all times.
- Space-saving: Tankless water heaters are typically smaller than storage tank models, which can be especially beneficial in homes with limited space.
- Endless hot water: Since tankless water heaters heat water on demand, you won’t run out of hot water during a shower or other use.
- Cost: Tankless water heaters can be more expensive to purchase and install than storage tank models.
- Limited flow rate: Tankless water heaters have a maximum flow rate that determines how much hot water they can produce at once. This can be a problem for larger households or homes with high hot water demand.
- Installation complexity: Installation of a tankless water heater can be more complicated than a traditional storage tank model. This is because the unit may require a larger gas line or upgraded electrical wiring, and it may not be compatible with existing venting or piping systems.
Overall, tankless water heaters can be a great option for energy-efficient, space-saving, and endless hot water, but the higher cost and installation complexity may be a drawback for some homeowners.
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