The Higher Standard

Serving Odessa-Midland and the Permian Basin Since 1947

With the weather warming up in West Texas, you’re probably ready to crank the cool! That applies to your A/C, but not to your water. You want hot water for bathing and cooking year-round… even when it’s hot outside. In this post, we’ll look at a question that’s gripping homeowners in need of new hot water heaters – is it time to go tankless?


Tankless water heaters produce lower utility bills than their traditional counterparts. The reason is simple – traditional tanks require electricity to keep water in the tank hot continuously. The tankless unit just cranks up the electricity when you turn on the faucet!


Tankless water heaters should generally last twice as long as traditional tank water heaters. Tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years, saving you money in replacement costs.


Do any of your faucets take too long to heat up? Whether it’s in the shower or doing the dishes, you want hot water now! Tankless water heaters instantly heat up to make your water hot fast. As mentioned above, that’s also good for efficiency.


A tankless system requires less maintenance than a traditional tank. Hot water heaters should generally be maintained every six months or so, but a tankless system can go 4-5 years between checkups. Even here in West Texas where hard water is a problem, a tankless system only needs to be maintained about once a year.


A 40-60 gallon tank takes up a lot of space. They’re typically 5 feet tall and take up an entire closet. A tankless water heater is typically only about 2 feet tall, saving lots of space.


If you’re interested in looking into tankless as an option, contact The Darville Company. We’ve got experts that can help you decide what you need and can maintain your hot water heater, regardless of the type. Call us today at 432-580-9675. The Darville Company is the Higher Standard.

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