Originally featured in The OffBeat Business Magazine March 2016 issue.
By Adam Proctor
There is a misconception about “instant” hot water, meaning not having to wait for it. People want ‘endless’ hot water, but that’s dependent on several things.
- Water temperatures,
- Gas and electrical demands and supplies,
- Distances to fixtures,
- Temperature loss between unit to fixture(s), etc.
Costs and expectations vary. An average install on a traditional water heater (with permit) ranges from $1100-$1400.00. If your water heater is upstairs, in an attic, or worse yet – a second floor attic – you can expect to pay more. Depending on the age of the unit, there may be necessary adjustments to agree with code. If your water heater is 20 years old you will probably need more than minor upgrades.