Does a Tankless Water Heater Improve Home Value?
A San Diego Plumbing Service Weighs In
As we discuss in our post, “Eco-Friendly Water Heater Options,” tankless water heaters can create energy cost savings of 35% per year over traditional tank water heaters. Installation costs can be higher, however, giving homeowners pause when they consider the shape their new water heater will take. When considering that a tankless water heater could improve home value, however, even short-term benefits start outweighing costs. As a San Diego plumbing service with 35 years installing every brand of water heater available, we can help you weigh the costs and benefits of tankless vs. traditional water heaters.
Different Neighborhoods Value Water Heaters Differently
Residents in many areas of the United States and even San Diego have not even heard of tankless water heaters and the energy and space they save. The majority of developers still install the lower cost, traditional units. Only the premium developers in our coastal areas put tankless water heaters throughout new home developments. Also, most of the calls we get about tankless water heaters come from those who consider themselves eco-aware. Asking several realtors about how San Diegans in your area value tankless water heaters will get you the best insights.
Giving Your Home a “Green Premium”
Truth be told: water heaters are not as important to home buyers as refurbished kitchens and bathrooms. If, however, you already have one green upgrade in place, investing in a tankless, energy-saving water heater could mesh with an overall strategy to appeal to environmentally-aware families looking to avoid costly green upgrades. Homeowners who have already invested in solar, double-paned windows and/or added insulation may view the tankless water heater as the cherry on top of their eco-friendly home. Those actively selling currently can design their flyer to focus on the improvements made. Have SDG&E do an energy audit of your home, and if the results are favorable, list them in the promotions. Compare your energy usage to official “average” numbers from SDG&E. These steps could convince a specific buyer to pay a premium in home price.
San Diego’s Traditional and Tankless Water Heater Installation Experts
San Diego plumbing service Perry Plumbing guarantees personal service, 24/7 availability and up front pricing. With 35 years experience in America’s Finest City, we find and fix issues fast with parts and supplies from our fully loaded trucks. Call us at 619-472-2112 to discuss your water heater options or to schedule an appointment. Our water heater replacement and repair coupons help you save!