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Five Reasons to Switch to a Tankless Water Heater


There’s a big debate on whether homeowners and property managers should make the switch to tankless water heaters, and whether or not there are enough positive reasons to make the change.

We here at Nice Heating & Air in Springfield, Virginia not only want to show you why making the switch is important; we’re going to give you the top five reasons as to why you should make the change immediately.

Without further ado, here they are in no particular order:

#1 Reason:  Save Money

The truth is that tankless water heaters have come a long way in the last few years, and one of the most obvious reasons for the switch is how much money you can keep in your pocket. Unlike traditional water heaters, tankless water heaters don’t have to keep hot water on standby, meaning you aren’t spending money simply reheating water hot in a tank you aren’t using.

#2 Reason:  Energy Efficiency

In line with saving money, tankless water heaters are more energy-efficient than storage tank water heaters. This energy savings not only shows up on your energy bills (to the tune of 40 % less consumption), it helps positively impact the environment while adhering to EPA and Department of Energy standards.

#3 Reason:  Return on Investment

Besides saving you money on current bills and decreasing your energy consumption, tankless units last near twice as long as standard tank water heaters. This increased life span ensures that you get the most out of your investment, as they typically last 7-10 years longer.

#4 Reason:  Available Space

Regardless of how big your home is, once you’ve purchased it, it doesn’t magically get any bigger, which means you need to maximize your space available. Tankless water tanks are a fraction of the size of standard water tanks, meaning you’ll have even more space for your valuable things. They also never cause emergency flooding!

#5 Reason:  Hot Water on Demand

Unlike standard water heaters that are constantly stuck in a pattern of heating and reheating the same water, tankless water heaters provide an on-demand, endless supply of hot water. This means you can be showering, running dishes, and doing laundry, all at the same time, without ever losing the heat. Tankless water heaters also generate more hot water faster and at a more constant temperature, all while saving money and energy.

To learn more about the differences between standard and tankless water heaters, or to get yours installed today, contact Nice Heating & Air at (703) 884-2376.

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“Dionte and his helper (Josh) did a superb job with the installation. The result is both functional and as cosmetically pleasing as the ideal water heater installation can be. They were VERY careful moving the old one out and the new one in so as to assure no damage was initiated neither to the heater nor to our dwelling. He explained his intended design prior to execution and executed it flawlessly. This was followed by a comprehensive explanation of the functional options available through the control panel and Ipad app. Cleanup at conclusion of the install was appropriate and comprehensive. This team represented both Nice Heating and Rheem VERY positively!”

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