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Pros and cons of a tankless water heater.

At least once in a lifetime, we have all experienced being in the middle of a nice, hot shower only to feel the water go from steamy to icy in what feels like seconds. Pros and cons of a tankless water heater. Imagine what it would be like to never run out of hot water during a shower, well with a tankless water heater it is very much a reality! Besides the benefit of never-ending hot water, a tankless water heater does have its other pros and cons. So how can someone tell if a tankless water heater is right for them?

PROS:

  • It's been said once but bears repeating – endless hot water! That means no rushed cold showers before work because the kids used up all the hot water before school.
  •  Expanded lifespan. A traditional water heater only has a lifespan of about 10 to 15 years, whereas a tankless model practically doubles that, lasting well over 20+ years.
  • Less clutter! You won't need to dedicate useful closet space to a large, clunky water heater. Instead, you could have a hidden panel tucked in a laundry room or even a bathroom. It can even go outside!
  •  Your bills will start to shrink! Energy.com says "For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand (or tankless) water heaters can be 24%–34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters." Regarding money, this can save a family upwards of $100 every year.

CONS:

  • Sticker shock may happen when purchasing a tankless model. Electric units start at around $1,000 while gas-powered units range more toward $3,000.
  • Remodeling costs. If your home is currently equipped with a traditional water heater, the process to remove and replace with a tankless model is quite complicated and will require hard work and a decent amount of money. It is also very important to make sure your home is up to date enough to house a tankless unit.

If you can handle the initial high one time prices to get the tankless water heater, it will save you money in the long run. It is not recommended if you don't have a long term commitment to your residency but will benefit the home owner if the time comes to sell. Ultimately, your water usage and budget are two of the main factors in deciding if a tankless water heater is right for you.

Contact John's Electric to get your tankless water heater. 

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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Very professional & courteous! Aubrey let me know when he was on his way - great communication & reasonably priced.

Victoria Seale

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My Mother recently came to live with me, and I needed a fan installed in her west-facing room, to keep it cool in the guest room. I had to wait a little bit, but it was worth it. The price was reasonable, I could tell he was conscientious and he made an extra effort to do as much as he could while he was here - including going down through a difficult attic to install, so the wires would not show. Highly recommend. He came with his grandson and they worked a few hours. Hoping to get him back soon for some more work. Thank you, John!

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Solved a problem thus restoring my power to some areas of my house

Had a number of outlets not working and lost AC in 97 degree weather--he came twice the 1st time approx 1hr 20 minutes--wasn't able to locate problem---this I put on myself as I was unaware of putting a breaker box behind a vanity that hadn't been move since purchase of my house. Second visit after some search found problem 1hr

OK the skinny--I think he was professional--on time

Was upfront on costs

Problem once the second box was located was an easy fix so thought a touch high on price--that said it was upfront and had I had the answer to location as I should have I think the billing would be much lower so will put this on myself. In other words I don't think he would have ripped me off

Bonus was after having 4 others trying to blame AC and being told I needed a new one---he said everything in my problems was electrical--and viewing my AC said it was fine--no need of new unit--for the moment if right saving me $$$$

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Aubrey showed up within 30 minutes of my call. Very friendly and great service! I highly recommend Aubrey and John's Electric.

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