Invest in a Tankless Water Heater in Frederick, MD
Griffith Plumbing can install a tankless water heater in your home in the Frederick, MD, area. We have helped many homeowners make the switch from a regular hot water heater to a tankless unit, and we’ll also be happy to recommend a size that will suit your needs, and the requirements of your household.
Tankless water heaters usually make sense for spaces that have a short run from the unit to the point of use. This means these units tend to work well for smaller homes that have less overall demand, or for large houses that need more support for remote bathrooms or second kitchens. Homes with a lot of square footage may need more than one tankless unit. They are also a good choice for cabins, cottages, garages, and other types of outbuildings.
There are many reasons to consider a tankless hot water heater for your living space. Some of the main reasons we tend to suggest this type of unit at Griffith Plumbing include:
- Energy cost savings—According to Energy.gov, if your home uses 41 gallons of hot water or less each day, a tankless unit can result in a 24 to 34% increase in energy efficiency. This can add up to more money in your pocket each month, which is a great perk. The initial tankless water heater cost may be higher than a traditional unit, but the energy savings help offset it.
- Longer lasting—Tankless water heaters last longer than the typical hot water heater tank models. Generally a gas or electric hot water heater that is a tank-based unit will give you between 10 to 15 years of service, while a tankless can last for 20 years.
- On demand hot water—One of the nicest features of a tankless hot water heater is the water is ready to go immediately, and it doesn’t waste energy by storing it and heating it repeatedly. This also means that the hot water in the tank doesn’t run out like a typical unit would.
- Smaller footprint—Tankless water heaters are far smaller than their tank counterparts and can fit in compact spaces. Many can be hung on the wall, maximizing floor space in a mechanical room. This reduced size also allows it to be installed inside a closet or other small space, where a normal size hot water heater just wouldn’t be an option.
If your water heater needs replacing and you’re interested in a tankless water heater unit, we can assist you in determining if this would be a good fit for your needs. These devices are wonderful in many applications, but are not the perfect solution for everyone. We have the expertise to evaluate your household requirements and help you weigh the pros and cons for your particular situation.
If it turns out that you are a good candidate for this type of hot water heater, we’ll help you figure out the best placement and take care of all the installation work for you. Contact our office to arrange a consultation today, or to ask us any questions about tankless water heaters.