A couple of months ago, I needed a new water heater. I totally fit the scenario of a procrastinating homeowner who had put the inevitable replacement off for too long. So, there we were, my plumbing contractor and me, looking at a basement still damp from when my water heater let go and all my hot water for that day had literally, gone down the drain.
I’d heard about those tankless hot water heaters. You know, those that supply a never ending supply of hot water without storage. That sounded intriguing. It was, of course, something I was going to research, just like I was going to replace the water heater before it failed on its own.
So, I turned to my plumbing professional. “What did he think of them? Was it a good option for my home? How much more would it cost?” Actually, I knew it was going to cost me more. I also knew that he was probably going to make more, and he wouldn’t have to lug a conventional heater to my basement. Seemed like a nice win-win. But, I wanted to discuss and hear his professional opinion and ask questions. Continue reading