Tankless Great for Winter
Tankless water heaters can be great in winter for several reasons, offering advantages over traditional tank water heaters in colder months:
Endless Hot Water
Unlike traditional heaters with finite tanks, tankless models heat water on demand, providing a seemingly endless supply. This comes in handy during winter showers, dishwashing, or laundry sessions, where hot water demand is typically higher. No more running out of hot water in the middle of a shower!
Tankless heaters only heat water when needed, eliminating standby losses that occur in traditional tanks constantly keeping water hot. This translates to significant energy savings, especially in winter when hot water usage tends to increase. You’ll see the difference in your energy bills!
Tankless heaters are compact and wall-mounted, freeing up valuable floor space compared to bulky tank heaters. This is particularly beneficial in winter when garages or basements used for storage become cluttered with seasonal items.
Reduced Risk of Leaks
Tankless heaters have fewer connections and components compared to traditional models, minimizing the risk of leaks and potential water damage. This is important during freezing temperatures when burst pipes can cause major headaches.
However, it’s important to consider some points before switching to a tankless heater in winter:
Cold Water Intake
Tankless heaters heat incoming water, so colder winter temperatures can impact their performance, especially for electric models. Ensure your chosen model can handle the temperature drop in your region.
Higher Initial Cost
Tankless heaters have a higher upfront cost than traditional models. However, the long-term energy savings and extended lifespan can offset the initial investment.
Proper installation is crucial for optimal performance, especially in cold climates. Consult a qualified plumber to ensure your tankless heater is installed correctly for winter weather.
Overall, tankless water heaters offer several advantages in winter, providing efficient and reliable hot water while saving space and energy. However, considering the colder water intake and potential higher cost, careful evaluation and proper installation are essential for a successful winter switchover.
We hope this information helps you decide if a tankless water heater is the right choice for your home in winter! Let us know if you have any other questions.
About Planet Plumbing & Drain
Planet Plumbing & Drain is a Colorado based company and has been serving Boulder, Broomfield, Weld, Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties since 1997! We are open 7 days a week!
Our expert tankless water heater plumbing technicians are experienced and trained. No overtime fees and free estimates over the phone usually. There is no charge for on-site estimates when needed.
Call Planet Plumbing & Drain today at (303) 440-4330 or online to schedule your Plumbing service.