Why pay to heat water that you aren’t going to use – or pay to heat water twice?
That’s the question designers at a company called Stiebel-Eltron asked themselves way back in the 1920s – and their answer gave birth to the first electric tankless water heater.
Skip ahead almost a century and today’s high-tech propane tankless water heaters bear little physical resemblance to their ancestors, but the basic approach they take is the same: heat the water you need – and only the water you need – on demand.
By operating this way, a tankless system enjoys some key advantages over a traditional water tank-based water heater, including:
As you can see, the advantages of a tankless water heater are clear. So, what are the disadvantages?
Mostly, it comes down to the upfront purchase price, which can be twice as high as a conventional storage water heater. Of course, in the long run, the energy savings and equipment longevity make costs a wash at best (pardon the pun), but not everyone is willing or able to make that initial investment.
With that in mind, here are some rules of thumb for choosing between conventional and tankless water heaters:
A tankless water heater can be a great option – as long as it’s the right choice for your North Carolina home, and as long as it is sized and installed by professionals – like the ones you will always find at LG Jordan Oil.
Contact us today to talk with our water heater experts, or to get a FREE, no obligation estimate on a high-efficiency water heater for your home.