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The Pros and Cons of the Tankless Water Heater

If you’ve visited our blog before—and we certainly hope that you’re taking advantage of this resource—you already know that we are big advocates of using tankless water heaters. Just to make things clear, however, we acknowledge that the tankless water heater is not the right system for every home or for every homeowner. It’s not that we’re an advocate for this single type of system. We an advocate for finding the right system for your needs!

With that in mind, we are going to explore some of the pros of tankless water heaters today. However, we’ll also be taking a look at some of the cons of these systems. And yes, even tankless water heaters, outstanding a resource as they may be, have them. After all, if there were one single water heater that was the right fit for every home, then there wouldn’t be so many options out there to choose from!

You Are Paying a Higher Price Up Front

We want to lead with this point, because we understand that the price of any given system is going to be one of the first factors homeowners take into consideration when shopping for a new system. Tankless water heaters do cost more than tank water heaters. They actually cost a fairly substantial amount more. But that does not mean you should write off a tankless water heater because of the price.

This is an instance where you need to see the big picture. We’re not talking about a price markup because of a brand name. Yes, we’re talking about more expensive technology, but technology that also has a lot of benefits to offer. When you pay that initial price, you are investing in benefits you otherwise wouldn’t have access to. That begs the question of whether or not these types of benefits are, in your opinion, worth investing in.

You Are Paying for Greater Efficiency and Longevity

We want to group these two together, because they go hand in hand when talking about tankless water heater technology. To sum up the benefits of these systems, look at their improved energy efficiency, as well as their improved lifespan, compared to a tank system. Because tankless water heaters don’t use tanks at all, there is no risk of standby energy loss. That means you’ll maximize hot water output relative to the amount of energy used to heat water.

The other part of this equation is the lifespan of these systems. New tankless water heaters simply last much longer than tank water heaters.  Up to 20–25 years, in fact, when properly installed and serviced. That’s pretty incredible, and the efficiency spread out over this amount of time can not only offset that initial purchase price, it can save you considerable amounts of money over the years.

They Can Be Overwhelmed

If you have a large family and consistently draw on large amounts of hot water all at once, then an appropriately sized tank water heater may be the better option for you. On-demand systems can be overwhelmed in such instances. You can use more than one unit, if you so desire, but that may be cost-prohibitive for many.

Schedule your water heater services with Goettl Air Conditioning and Plumbing. We Do Things the Right Way, Not the Easy Way.

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eryn belleryn bell
17:29 19 Apr 24
Marcos was amazing! He really explained the work being done today! He took his time and went the extra mile. I truly appreciate his time!
Mark RichardsonMark Richardson
17:18 19 Apr 24
Abdiel is a good Tech. He showed up on time. Very friendly and takes time to explain any issues and is very helpful in answering any questions. He represents Goettl well.
Q JonesQ Jones
16:41 19 Apr 24
Rudy & Chris was amazing. He thoroughly explained everything and found a leak in the AC drip pan! Thank You!!
gilbert Mirandagilbert Miranda
16:36 19 Apr 24
Have used Goettl several times before and always request Joe Benavides!!! Always courteous and professional. A true asset to your team
scott woodcoxscott woodcox
16:24 19 Apr 24
Frank M and Terron did an excellent job with explaining and giving my options on my water heater. Please use these folks
Ninfa MaresNinfa Mares
17:54 17 Apr 24
Sam provided great customer service!
Katherine PradosKatherine Prados
17:11 17 Apr 24
2.7.24Jay Cruz, technician, arrived on time today to service/check my ac/heating. Jay arrived timely and was friendly. Jay checked my inside unit, ceiling vents, etc and he made some recommendations. He was easy to talk to and very professional. He will be sending me an email with the recommendations and costs associated so that I can save the money to have these taken care of. I will say, no other technician has been as proficient as Jay.Yesterday, 2.6.24, I received a call from Betty. Betty was also very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. She listened to me and made recommendations and advice. By the end if the call, I felt like Betty was a friend.Thank you to Jay and Betty!Late one evening I was washing clothes. Daughter noticed water on floor under washer. I was so upset and worried about finding someone to fix the problem, whatever it was, and especially the cost. Goettl this the rescue! Namely, their employee/plumber, Chris! The next day, Chris came, found the clog in my pipes, and…voilà! We joined their $14.95 per month plan and that was all we paid for a job well done! Thank you!3.26.24Tyler Leija was great! He checked my drain pipe outside with a camera. Advised everything was clear. He checked my kitchen and master bathroom sinks and toilet. Tyler was friendly, but professional. Thank you.4.17.24Frank M arrived here on time. He was friendly and professional. He explained everything he was going to do today. He completed everything he mentioned. He provided suggestions of things that need or should be taken care of. Nothing urgent. He installed the water heater sensor in addition to other plumbing type things. He drained the water heater. He spoke to his supervisor, Terronne (sp?). Should received estimates for hvac and water heater. Thank you Frank! Great job!
Susie FindeisenSusie Findeisen
17:09 17 Apr 24
Matthew was Totally professional, respectful, knowledgeable and a very kind person.He didn’t rush me and was very thorough! Thank you so much -I’m glad you were the one helping me
raul rodriguezraul rodriguez
16:58 17 Apr 24
Jesus Gloria did an amazing job and very informative.
Gerry BenaventeGerry Benavente
23:38 16 Apr 24
I am very satisfied with the drain clog/clearing work that Deonte Wilson did for me today. He was very professional and personable. He explained everything that he was doing and was very pleasant to talk to as well. The price was right and service was outstanding! Thank you!
cindy vanbebbercindy vanbebber
16:59 09 Apr 24
Dad and I are thankful for your company and am comforted by the products in our home that u have so proudly taken care of on our behalf.
Mindy MayfieldMindy Mayfield
15:15 09 Apr 24
Roy A. was a pleasure to work with. He thoroughly and expertly explained all of the issues with my system with pictures and videos. He was transparent about the remediation options available to me and patiently reviewed each option with me. The install team, Daniel and Roy, were equally as awesome. They too were extremely knowledgeable, patient with my questions, and worked diligently to get my new unit up and running safely in one day. I couldn’t have asked for a better team.
Gary GarciaGary Garcia
22:35 08 Apr 24
Tyler did a great job, taking care of the plumbing problem. Great customer service, and describing the problem.
Gloria LamoureuxGloria Lamoureux
22:28 08 Apr 24
Outstanding, thorough professional service by Sam. Ensured all services were fully explained and all work well done. You can be proud to have him as a part of Goettl's service team.
Mike MouserMike Mouser
20:29 08 Apr 24
Billy gave me good service and advice
Jason SanchezJason Sanchez
21:22 06 Apr 24
Vonzetta HickmanVonzetta Hickman
17:53 06 Apr 24
Pedro did a thorough job,he even took the time to walk me through the proper care of my unit.
Randy HinesRandy Hines
16:26 06 Apr 24
Our thanks to Billie for his great service and insights. Also, the professionalism from Goetti And in particular, Stacey, and her scheduling and notifications are always a pleasure. If we could expect this kind of service from all vendors, we wouldn’t have to write reviews! Well done guys.
Al GilmerAl Gilmer
15:14 06 Apr 24
William the technician did a fabulous job. April did a great job settingup the appointment.
dtxdemon S,A.TX.dtxdemon S,A.TX.
00:42 06 Apr 24
Done a amazing jobAbdiel
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