Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth It?

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You're about to embark on a long fishing trip. Being an experienced fisherman, you know how much food you'll need for the duration of your trip. If you pack too much food, all of that extra weight will consume more of your boat's fuel. The more fuel you use, the less time you'll have to fish. So you pack only the food you need—nothing more.

Now, think about the amount of hot water you use at home. Are you paying for only what you need and nothing more? If you answered "no," then you might want to consider a tankless water heater. Tankless systems are more efficient than traditional water heaters and are paving the future for smart water heating.

In addition to sewer replacement service in Prince George's County, MD, Vito Services also installs energy-efficient water heaters. As water heating technology continues to improve, we want to share with you the benefits tankless water heaters have to offer and why we recommend them to many of our customers.


Homeowners are sometimes deterred from purchasing tankless water heaters because of the upfront costs. Though tankless water heaters are more expensive to purchase than traditional systems, they also have lower operating costs.

Depending on your hot water needs, you can actually save more in the long run with a tankless water heater than you might with a traditional one. The U.S. Department of Energy states that if a home uses 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, a tankless water heater can be 24 to 34 percent more energy efficient than a traditional water heater.

In addition to lower operating costs, water heaters offer a number of other advantages, including:

  • Longer lifespan. Tankless water heaters can last for more than 20 years, while traditional systems typically last 10 to 15 years. Tankless water heaters have replaceable parts that can extend their lives beyond that of traditional systems.
  • Compact size. Traditional water heaters are bulky and consume a lot of space. On the contrary, tankless water heaters are compact and will free up more space in your home.
  • Fewer leaks. Since a tankless system doesn't require a tank to store the water, you don't need to worry about the system leaking and potentially causing water damage.
  • On-demand versatility. The water will be hot when you need it and cold when you don't. You can have peace of mind knowing that you're wasting less energy and only paying for what you need.


Before purchasing a water heater, it's important to consider a number of factors such as size, hot water capacity, fuel type, energy efficiency and total cost. Since your water heater will be staying with you for quite some time, it's important to find the right fit for your home. That's where Vito's plumbers can help.

We'll evaluate your hot water needs and share our professional opinion on whether you stand to benefit from a tankless system. No matter which type of system you choose, we'll guide you through the process and answer all of your questions. We don't consider the job complete until you have full confidence in your decision. That's just how we do business!

To request a consultation for your water heater or to schedule other plumbing services in Rockville, MD, call your local Vito Services office or contact us online today.

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