Some of the top names in tankless water heaters today are Bosch, Stiebel, PowerStar, Ariston, Rheem, and Rinnai. You may not have heard of some of these companies because they are new or just breaking into the water heater industry, but they all make top quality tankless water heaters that we have heard mostly good things about. Some, like Bosch for instance, are already known around the world for other products they manufacture. Bosch tools are some of the most reliable on the market, so it can be safely assumed that their tankless water heaters are probably pretty solid also.
If you are contemplating the installation of tankless water heaters in your home, there are a few discussion points you'll need to review. One, of course, is the manufacturer you want to buy your tankless water heater from, but before you even get to that point you'll want to make sure that you actually want a tankless water heater in your home. There are pros and cons to having one, a major pro being the energy efficiency of not having to constantly heat a storage water tank, the main con being the cost of installing tankless water heaters throughout the house. Does one justify the other?
The savings you get from tankless technology is undeniably worth the expense of the installation, but there are other drawbacks also. The delay in heat can be bothersome when you're in a rush in the morning, a minor problem, but it can take several minutes with some systems for water to heat up to what you'd call comfortable shower temperature. It is also more difficult to maintain a constant water temperature with tankless heaters and flow often determines temperature, so you can't speed up and slow down the shower flow if you want to keep temps constant.
If you're interested in saving on electricity by installing a tankless water heater, look into some of the hybrid models that employ a back-up storage tank. You'll be grateful you did in the middle of winter when you have plenty of available hot water. These hybrid systems also come in solar heating models, so you might save even more than expected if you have one installed. Call Our Elkridge plumbing team for more details.