Key Questions to Ask Before Going Tankless

Your water heater won’t last forever, but there may come a time when replacing your water heater before it’s nearing the end of its lifespan will make sense. And making the switch to a tankless water heater can be a great choice. But before you schedule an appointment and make the switch, there are a few questions you’ll want to ask yourself. Here are a few of the top questions to keep in mind.

What’s My Budget?
Storage tank water heaters typically cost less than their tankless counterparts. Before you upgrade to a tankless system, think about how much you can afford to spend on your water heater. Don’t worry—there are models at different price points, so you’ll likely find one that fits your needs and your budget easily. Your water heater installation team can help you pick the right one.

Can I Afford the Maintenance on My Old Unit?
Tankless water heaters actually require less maintenance than storage tank water heaters. And older storage tank water heaters often need maintenance more often. If you’re scheduling appointments on a regular basis, it may be worth replacing your current water heater with a tankless unit. But if you’re only scheduling maintenance appointments every 6 months or so, you may want to wait.  

Am I Staying in My Home for a While?
As mentioned before, tankless water heaters are more expensive than storage tank heaters. That’s why many homeowners prefer to install them if they’re staying in their homes for at least a few more years. This ensures that you’re able to get as much value from the installation as possible. But upgrading may still be worth it if you’re planning on selling in the near future. Tankless water heaters can add value to your home and may help you get a higher offer. 

Does My House Need Work Before It Can Be Installed?
Depending on your fuel source, you may need to have some renovations done to accommodate your new water heater. For example, if you have a gas line, it may need to be replaced with one that offers a high enough flow rate for your new water heater. And if you’re installing an electric heater, you may need to replace the outlet for your water heater with one capable of handling the load. These tasks are relatively simple and affordable, but they can add up if you’re not prepared.

Who Should I Work With?
Picking the right installation specialist is just as important as choosing the right water heater. You want to work with a company that can repair the water heater over time and has a proven track record of standing by their work. That’s why it’s best to hire a water heater expert rather than letting someone from a big-box retail store install it for you.

Let Denver Water Heaters Help
Denver Water Heaters is here to help you pick the right water heater for your home and your budget. Our team stands behind our work and we’ll help you keep your water heater running smoothly for years to come. Contact us today for more information or to get a free estimate.
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