The venerable hot water tank has finally met it’s match. For the last ten years, debates continued about the efficiencies and longevity of tank vs tankless water heaters. However, the match is over. Recent updates in materials and processes for on-demand hot water from a tank unit can stand up side by side with a new tankless.
First, the obvious, there is no need to run precious water up two stories until it’s warm enough to take a shower. In fact, there is a tiny learning curve that avoids pushing the handle to the furthest heat position. Do that and step in to the shower and you may get scalded!
Next, the life span of the tankless system is now easily 20 years besting the typical tank system by double the lifespan.
Efficiency: While these systems are more expensive, they are also more efficient. In fact, Consumer Reports indicates that tankless water heaters are 22% more efficient than standard models. The monthly savings might be nominal, but homeowners can expect to save hundreds of dollars annually.
Space savings: Whether you’ve been using a 40 gallon, 50 gallon or 75 gallon tank, the space needed for a tankless water heater is a fraction of what those tanks take as tankless are bolted onto a wall using no floor space whatsoever.
Tax breaks remain: Because they are more efficient, tankless heaters qualify for federal tax credits, which help offset the steep installation cost, usually 10%. In sum, if your existing 8+ year tank is headed to obsolescence, consider a Bradford White tankless system.
The program will run from Monday May 20, 2019 and conclude June 30, 2019. There is no fixed discount until the initial inspection is done, and “stacking” i.e. using TV ad discounts or downloaded $25 discounts cannot be used with this program. However, we expect the discount to be pleasing to our customers.