Did you know that as much as 30% of a home’s energy budget is consumed by heating water? If you’re tired of running out of hot water during your daily shower or having enough hot water to prepare dinner, it may be time to go tankless. But before you make the switch, here are a few things you need to think about:
Size: Consider how many appliances or fixtures need hot water in your home. This will help you determine whether you need a room or whole-house size.
Fuel: Water heaters are available in electric and gas models. If you are thinking about choosing electric, check for voltage and amperage requirements. If you go with gas, you’ll need to think about venting.
Flow: Will there be times when you need to run the dishwasher while somebody in your family is showering? If you think you’re going to have high overall water needs, you should consider going with a larger gallons-per-minute rate. Keep in mind that bathrooms use less water than kitchens.
Want to find out more information about tankless hot water heaters? Contact the heating experts at Uptown today - we’re waiting to hear from you!