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Types of Tankless Water Heaters in Fort Collins

Ask Your Lighten Up Expert Which is Right For You

If you’ve already decided that you want to look into a tankless water heating, then you’re on the right track towards a more energy efficient, cost-effective, and reliable method of heating your home’s water.  However, there are some more choices to be aware of.  The market for tankless water heaters has rapidly evolved in recent years, and as a result there are several different types of tankless solution that are more or less effective for your specific household.

At Lighten Up Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric, we want to make sure that you get the right system to make your life happier and more convenient, so we’ve outlined the different types of tankless in this article.  There are two major distinctions within tankless water heating units to be aware of, and they are:

Natural Gas vs. Electric

Tankless water heaters will already give you a superior energy efficiency rate (up to 35% increase over your conventional), resulting in around $100 being taken off of your annual utilities bill.  However, a natural gas tankless will generally outperform an electric, resulting in even greater savings.  The price of installation is higher, and our service professionals will need to make sure that your Colorado home is near enough to a gas line to be connected, but ultimately natural gas is a more eco-friendly and cost-efficient fuel source.  Electric-powered tankless is cheaper and easier to install, and it will also generate savings, just not as much.

Point-of-Use vs. Whole House

Because tankless water heaters are compact (about the size of a carry on suitcase), they can be installed on just about any wall in your home.  They can even fit in a functional closet! That means that you have the option to install multiple “point-of-use” water heaters that will be attached to select faucets that are under heavy use.  Does everyone in your home use the same shower?  To increase heating speed and efficiency, it may be wise to have a point-of-use tankless installed with a direct connection to that bathroom.  Otherwise, there’s whole house heating units that will provide endless hot water to your entire home.

Lighten Up Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric will help you find a tankless water heater that directly suits your needs.  Call today for an estimate and consultation, and start saving sooner rather than later.


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