The benefits of owning a tankless water heater instead of a traditional water heater tank are important to know if you live in Los Angeles.
Life in LA is busy. So stop for a minute and review a few simple things. We’re constantly running, either physically or mentally, to figure out things and get stuff done. This usually occurs at the expense of efforts & energy that could have been utilized elsewhere. Now draw an analogy of how much energy you waste by owning an outdated or traditional water heater tank…
To be clear, you don’t have to be “in the market” for a new water heater to replace your existing one. Simply not having a tankless water heater is reason enough! The U.S. Department of Energy revealed that residential tankless water heaters can be between 25-35% more energy efficient than traditional water heaters.
Because tankless water heaters are more compact and weigh less than traditional water heaters, you can save space by mounting them on a wall indoors or outdoors.
Clean & Fresh Water
Because tankless water heaters do not store water in a traditional water heater tank, you don’t have to worry about rust or scale accumulating and polluting your water.
Continuous Hot Water
Because tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand, you don’t have to worry about water shortage or storage issues.
Because tankless water heaters are built very efficiently, you can save up to 40% off your water heating bill.
Longer Life Span
Because tankless water heaters are built very efficiently, you can expect them to last up to 2 times longer than traditional tanks.
Because most tankless water heaters are ENERGY STAR® certified, you will find SoCalGas offering a rebate up to $200.
Cost of not having a tankless water heater
Tankless water heaters may cost more than traditional water heaters but are well worth the investment. This is especially relevant in Southern California as residents wrestle with drought & lack of rain. Having a tankless water heater installed just makes all the more sense with a culture like Los Angeles where people are more mindful of things like water usage and energy consumption.
Due to their energy saving abilities, rebates of up to $200 are available from SoCalGas to Los Angeles homeowners, which is about what you’ll save annually.
A tankless water heater installation is not a DIY plumbing job
Bear in mind that this is not a job one wants to attempt after merely reading a few DIY articles or watching a few videos.
Unless you are a mechanic, you wouldn’t buy an engine for your car and then try to install it yourself. Neither should you attempt a tankless water heater installation if you are not a licensed plumber.
Get the job done right by calling an experienced plumber.
Make sure they take into consideration these Top 3 issues:
- Compatibility with your home’s gas line
- Compatibility with both the supply & quality of your local water
- Proper ventilation
When doing your research, make sure you not only choose a Los Angeles plumbing company that’s licensed, bonded & insured but one that has lots of experience in tankless water heater repair and service.
Tankless water heater reviews & research
There are several good reasons for replacing your traditional water heater with a tankless water heater. In summary, the Top 6 benefits are:
- Unit Space Savings
- Unit Clean & Fresh Water
- Unit Continuous Hot Water
- Unit Energy Savings
- Unit Lasting Longer
- Unit Rebate Savings
We encourage you to research and read the latest independent ratings and reviews of residential ENERGY STAR® certified tankless water heaters by A.O. Smith, Noritz, Rinnai, Rheem, Ruud, Takagi and Navien.
If you are unsure which unit is best for your needs, call one of our tankless water heater technicians for help. We can recommend what brand to buy, what size you should use, and whether it makes sense to have it installed on the inside or outside of your Los Angeles home.