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Is a Tankless Water Heater a Correct Fit for Your Home?

Is a Tankless Water Heater a Correct Fit for Your Home?

An increasingly popular choice among homeowners is an on-demand or a tankless water heater.

If you are looking to buy a hot water tank, there are plenty of different options available. An increasingly popular choice among homeowners is an on-demand or a tankless water heater that heats water directly when needed instead of using a storage tank. Here are a handful of things to consider about tankless water heaters to decide if one is the right fit as a replacement for your home!

The Cost

A tankless water heater may or may not save money in the long run, but the initial purchase and installation costs will likely be higher than tank models. The price of a tankless option can cost as much as three times more than its conventional counterpart. Plus, you will have to take into account the fees for a professional plumber to come to install it and some servicing costs. If your home isn’t prepped for a tankless system, then you’ll need to factor in the price of bringing in an electrician to do the job or to upgrade your gas system. But the upfront investment of a tankless water heater will pay off in reducing your monthly utility bill.

Energy Use

Depending on the kind of energy source you use, one of the best benefits of a tankless water heater is that can save you plenty on energy costs when compared to any conventional options, so any utility bills you pay will be much lower with each passing month. That’s because it is more efficient, only heating water on demand instead of continually heating large amounts of water in a tank, even when you’re not home.


While you’re not usually thinking about the lifespan of your mechanical systems when you buy them, it is essential to consider that tankless water heaters will last much longer than your traditional tank styles, as much as twice as long even. That means you will incur fewer replacement costs down the road too.

For Convenience

With a tankless hot water heater, you could have hot water at any moment you need it. Thanks to a system designed to provide plenty of gallons of hot water a minute, you can have it whenever you need it. If you are tired of running out of warm water in the middle of a shower, a tankless option might be the best choice for you.


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.

For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.

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