The consumer interest in “on demand” or tankless water heaters continues to increase. Consumers prefer “on demand” water heaters for a number of reasons. Increased efficiency, space reduction, and safety are three that come to mind.
On demand heaters save energy simply because there is no energy loss from heating a tank 24 hours a day. They save space because they free up about 8 square feet of floor space the tank once used. And, they are less prone to overheating and leaks that can cause damage than a tank system. There are key facts that need to be considered in selecting a vendor. Here is a list in some detail.
Research and Analysis: Make sure to conduct ample research and analysis before zeroing in on a brand of on demand water heater. Review the company’s website and product line. Look at the inside of each of the units. If a company only shows you the outside of the product only go on to the next company. Call the company and have them explain to you how their unit works. If you do not understand their explanation go on to the next company. Take some client references from the company and interview those customers.
Make sure to examine the brochure of the company thoroughly. Reading key technical attributes will help you understand the energy saving aspects of your choice of an on demand water heater. In short, be sure you understand the product before you buy.
Experience: The number of years a company has spent in the business is always a factor in deciding the brand’s value and customer loyalty.
Price: Price is a factor but please consider that the cost of installing an on demand unit is more than the unit so please remember the old adage “You get what you pay for” when selecting a vendor.
Hopefully, these inputs help you understand some key aspects to choosing the best on demand water heater.