Before determining if a tankless water heater is right for your home, consider the pros and cons.

Is it time to replace your hot water heater? If so, you need to determine if you want to replace it with a traditional hot water heater or a tankless one. Before you make this decision, you need to think about the pros and cons of a tankless hot water heater. If you haven’t already, check out our Belleville plumber’s last blog to learn about the benefits of going tankless, and keep reading to learn about the cons:

#1. Upfront Cost

The upfront cost of a tankless water heater can be as much as three times higher than a traditional one. However, you’ll make up for this over time because tankless water heaters help you save every month on utility bills and they last a lot longer. There are also rebates available that make the upfront costs more manageable.

#2. Water Softener

If your home has hard water, you will need to install a water softener if you decide to go with a tankless water heater. This is because hard water can ruin your tankless water heater.

#3. Installation

Many tankless hot water heaters are complicated, and that why installing a tankless water heater is actually much more involved than installing a traditional water heater. The piping and ventilation required for the water heater could also cost you a pretty penny.

Now that you know the pros and cons of tankless hot water heaters, you can determine if going tankless is right for you! Still having trouble making the decision? Contact us! We are always happy to help.