What is a tankless hot water heater?
Tankless hot water heater provide instant hot water without the use of a large water storage tank. When you turn on the water, electric or gas elements heat the water that comes directly into the unit as the hot water then travels to the tap. The tankless water heater takes up less space while still providing water for the home.
How much does a tankless water heater cost?
The tankless water heater unit can cost anywhere from $200 up to $2,000 based on the model. The price will vary depending on the size of the tankless unit as well as the fuel it will use (gas or electric). Consider the costs and how many units you will need to purchase to provide water to the entire house.
What are the costs of tankless water heater installation?
Based on the number of units that need installed, basic installation costs can run from $800 up to $1,200 per unit. The costs can change dramatically if there are any problems discovered with the water pipes that will connect to the tankless water heater such as a leaking pipe, installing a gas pipe if you purchase one that runs on gas, or connecting electrical power to the unit. As more water heater manufacturers enter the market to offer a variety of different products, it will have an impact on pricing as it should become more competitive, effectively lowering the costs to the consumer.
How long does installation take?
It could take the entire day if a dedicated gas line has to be run up to the gas models or electrical lines to a electric model. The tankless hot water heater will also need to be vented up through the roof or through the side of the home as this work will need to be done by a professional.
Should you consider buying a tankless water heater?
Purchasing a tankless water heater is a personal decision made by the homeowner that should not be taken lightly. If you want to have a virtual endless supply on water instantly, then purchasing a tankless hot water heater will give you tremendous benefits despite the hefty price tag. Another benefit is that these water heaters are compact. You can place them in a closet, up in the attic, or against the wall in the basement as you will increase the amount of room in your home for other furnishings.
Who should you contact for tankless water heater installation?
Southern Plumbing is the company to call when you are looking for water heater installation. We are bonded and licensed plumbers with years of experience. Our professional services have been recognized by our happy customers as we have been awarded with the 2013 Angie’s List Super Service award. So you are sure to get your water heater installed at the right price you can afford.