What are tankless water heaters and are they more energy efficient?

You may have heard about tankless water heaters, which save energy by heating only the water you draw. Those savings do add up. But it will take several years for the average household to recoup the EXTRA $1,300 or so those units cost to buy and install.

Pros:

  • Tankless water heaters are about the size of a medium suitcase, thus require less space.
  • Tankless water heaters heat only the water you draw.
  • The energy consumption of these units is lower because they do not have storage tanks and standby water heating losses are eliminated.
  • As long as you have water, you have endless hot water.

Cons:

  • Large simultaneous uses (two showers and the clothes washer, for example) may challenge their capacity, particularly in winter when the inlet water is coldest.
  • Retrofit installation can be expensive.
  • The energy consumption of these units is lower because they do
    not have storage tanks and standby water heating losses are eliminated.
  • Finally, it takes longer to get hot water to the fixture thus wasting water.

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