Having a tankless water heater for your home comes with a lot of perks, like the heater saving space and being more energy efficient. So when you realize it’s time to make the switch to a tankless water heater, the next big question becomes should you select an indoor or outdoor unit? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each.
Indoor water heaters
Installing a tankless water heater inside your home may come with some extra steps, such as adding extra piping to get the air flowing properly. Some other things to think about include:
- Do you have excess wall space? In order to mount an indoor tankless water heater, you’ll need to find a space on the wall to mount it.
- Is your home new or old construction? New construction is best for an indoor unit because the steps can be taken early on to create the proper piping and ventilation for your unit. An older home may have some difficulties in this area.
- What is the climate where you live? If it gets to be below freezing fairly often, an indoor unit may save you from freeze damage in the colder months.
Outdoor water heaters
If you choose to go with an outdoor unit, the biggest thing to think about is the climate you live. Other things to consider include:
- Is there a lack of space in your home? If you don’t have room inside your home for a tankless water heater, installing it outside will save you space. This is the best option for homes that have a lack of wall space.
- How is the drainage point in your home? Having a good drainage point in your home can make an outdoor unit the best fit for you. With a proper drainage system for a build up of condensation, an outdoor unit will thrive.
- What is the piping like in your home? For some homeowners, having to repipe your home just to install an indoor unit may not be financially possible. Choosing an outdoor unit will not require excess piping.
Each type of tankless water heater comes with its own pros and cons. Call Mr. Plumber today so we can help you make the best choice for your home.