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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

Has your water heater seen better days? If it’s time for a replacement, consider installing a tankless water heater. Depending on your specific needs, this type of water heater might be the perfect fit. Here’s what you should know about this appliance.

You can increase your hot water supply

If you have a big family, or if you simply enjoy long showers, you may be all too familiar with the struggle of ensuring there’s enough hot water to go around. In this case, a tankless water heater can provide the perfect solution. These units heat cold water directly as it runs through the pipes, so you have an endless supply of hot water. The only limiting factor is the water’s flow rate. For example, smaller units won’t be able to provide enough hot water to run the shower and dishwasher at the same time. You can overcome this by investing in a larger unit, but these are more expensive.

You can save on space

Homes that are tight on space can greatly benefit from tankless water heaters. These appliances take up far less space than conventional hot water tanks, so you can fit them into small places that might otherwise have gone unused. The extra space these units free up can be invaluable.

You can be budget-conscious

Although a tankless water heater is more expensive to install, it’ll end up saving you money in the long run. This is because these units only heat water on-demand, instead of keeping a tank of continuously heated water on standby. This will significantly reduce your monthly energy bills.

In addition, tankless water heaters can last up to twice as long as traditional units and they generally require less maintenance. Whether a tankless heater is right for you or not will depend on if you’re able to pay a higher price up-front.

Water heater replacement services in the GTA

If you need to replace your water heater, we can help. You can count on the experienced plumbers at Black Forest Plumbing services to provide friendly and professional service. We offer both residential and commercial plumbing services to locations in Aurora, Newmarket and the GTA. We also offer 24/7 emergency services, and we’ll be there for you if you have a late-night plumbing crisis. To learn more about the services we offer or get a free quote, contact us today.


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