Tankless Water Heaters -- Are they a benefit?

By
Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Beal, Inc.

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Every home should have a tankless waterheater and if you are building a new home, it is the perfect time to talk to the builder and tell him/her that you want to be part of saving the environment and saving money $$$!!

What are the benefits?

  • When the faucet is not running water is not being heated, no electricity being used.

  • Water heaters can be placed close to outlets so water usage goes down because the hot water has less distance to travel.

  • No extra room in the house for the tank style water heater has to be built so the extra space can be used for living.

  • No huge tank to store the hot water and no reheating the water in the tank when if cools.

What are the slight draw backs?

  • Initial cost of installation is slightly more expensive, but savings eat up the extra cost.

  • Possible location regulations that require the tankless to be on an exterior wall if using a gas heater.

  • Jealousy from the neighbors with the added money in your pocket each month.

 

These are just a few of the reasons to use a tankless water heater. Some of the builders in the Bryan/College Station area are using these systems for their new construction so check out the builders in our area when interested in building in the Brazos Valley.

For more information about building in Bryan/College Station or if you want info about tankless water heaters please feel free to contact ME Joey Condon @ joeyc@century21bcs.com

 

 

Comments (6)

Josh Cunningham
Surterre Properties - San Clemente, CA

I have one of these and it is fantastic!!

 

I would recomend these to anyone.

Aug 01, 2008 05:46 AM
Kevin Pierce
Cascade Builder Services - Tacoma, WA
New Construction Warranty Management

I'm actually going to install one in my house this fall.  I see it as standard progress just like going from tapes to cds to digital.  Tankless heaters are smaller, more efficient and as they become more of the norm, will drop in price.

Aug 01, 2008 05:50 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

nice post...they are good for the environment, your wallet, and if you have your water heater in the ceiling...your house as well!

Aug 01, 2008 05:51 AM
Mitchell Bobrow
Rothwell Gornt Real Estate - Henderson, NV

They can also be used in tandem if your existing heater if it is still good!

Aug 01, 2008 06:16 AM
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

We have one of these and it is the best thing.  I would definitely reccommend one to anyone ready to make the switch.

Aug 01, 2008 06:59 AM
Raylene Lewis
Century 21 Beal, Inc. - College Station, TX

Great post! I am definately going to make a change when my curret one dies. Thanks for the information!

Aug 02, 2008 05:58 PM