In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics and benefits associated with modern tankless water heaters. These features, which require no tank and instead heat water on-demand for all your fixtures, are often desirable among homeowners for several reasons.

At City Creek Plumbing, we’re happy to offer a wide range of water heater and other services to our Layton clients, including tankless water heaters if you’re considering making this upgrade in your home. What are some of the situations in which a tankless water heater might be the ideal option for your home and needs? Here are a few to consider.

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Limited Hot Water Usage

While many homes can experience great savings from a tankless water heater, the less water you use in general, the greater your savings will be. For this reason, these heaters may often be a great choice for homes with light to moderate hot water usage. Homes in high-density apartment buildings or condominiums could also benefit from efficiency savings due to the fact that they have limited hot water use.

Endless Hot Water is Preferable Over Flow Rate

Generally speaking, tankless water heaters have a trade-off with traditional types: They will absolutely never run out of hot water, but they often do come with lower pressure capabilities than their tank alternatives.

For some people, however, this isn’t a problem at all. Many people care a lot more about endless amounts of hot water over a high flow rate, so tankless water heaters can be an ideal option in this case.

Limited Storage Space

Another situation that may highlight the benefits of a tankless water heater is if your home has limited storage space. This can be the case in homes with small closets, crawl spaces, or basements. In these situations, a tankless water heater can free up some much-needed storage space that would have been taken up by a traditional tank model, which is much larger and requires at least double the storage space.

No Upcoming Move

The trick with tankless water heaters and savings is this: You need time to realize them. This is because the tankless option will come with a higher up-front cost than other water heater types — but over a period of months or even years, the improved efficiency will more than make up for this high initial cost.

For this reason, the tankless option is best if you know you’ll be staying in your home for an extended period of time. Newlyweds or people looking to upgrade homes might not want to go with the tankless option, since you might be moving again soon anyway and won’t have enough time to realize the financial benefits of your upgrade.

For more on the common situations in which it might be ideal for you to purchase a tankless water heater, or to learn about any of our plumbing services in Layton or nearby areas, speak to the staff at City Creek Plumbing today.