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What Makes a Tankless Water Heater Such a Great Investment?

When you think about the investments that you might make around your home, we’ll be the first to admit that some are more, shall we say, exciting than others. A brand new deck, new siding on the house to give it a much-needed facelift, etc. While these investments will definitely give an aesthetic upgrade to your home, however, you cannot overlook the importance of less obvious investments—such as that you could make in the water heater department.

Now, a new water heater may not earn the oohs and ahs that your new deck or siding project might. It really should, though. While it may not be as eye-catching a change as either of those other examples, it is a great way in which to save money over the years. Particularly when you go the tankless route. If you’re in the market to replace your water heater, and you’re not considering a tankless model, be sure to keep the following information in mind!

Yes, the Initial Investment Is Significant

We won’t lie to you. Installing a new tankless water heater, even the cheapest model out there, is not going to be the most affordable system to purchase upfront. The mistake that too many homeowners make is seeing that sticker price, and then shying away from these systems because of that relatively high initial cost. You have to keep the long term benefits in mind when making your new water heater decision.

One of the major factors to consider is time. How long do you plan on being in your current home? If the answer is “oh, another few years or so,” then you may well want to consider a cheaper tank water heater. If your answer is more along the lines of “I’m not going anywhere any time soon,” however, then a tankless system should absolutely be on the table.

It Is a Long Term Investment

When we talk about tankless water heaters, there are two major benefits that should be kept in mind. The first is certainly energy efficiency.  When you use a tankless water heater to heat water in an on-demand fashion, you completely eliminate all standby energy loss that you’d encounter with even the most energy-efficient tank models. That is what grants tankless water heaters such great efficiency. However, the other factor to consider is time. Specifically, we’re talking about lifespan.

Tank water heaters are typically going to last in the 12-15 year range, and their efficiency is probably going to slide in those later years. A tankless system, on the other hand, will last you in excess of twenty years. So, while you are paying more money upfront for the system itself, you are also going to be enjoying both a longer life cycle and better efficiency throughout that life cycle. That’s where you see the long term investment really paying off. There is no single water heater that is right for everyone, of course, so let us know if you have any questions.

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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