Archive for Tankless Hot Water Heaters

Truth Or Dare – The Reality Of Tankless Water Heaters

The lit burner on a gas water heater.

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.

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Highly Efficient Condensing Hot Water Heaters

Eternal condensing hot water heater.Tankless hot water technology has come a long way in a few short years. In an effort to bring greener thinking to the plumbing and water heater industry, new condensing tankless hot water heaters are really changing the game.  Read More→

Is my Hot Water Heater Still Under Warranty?

A good hot water heater used to last about 20 years. Now … not so much. Now warranties will typically be expired after about five years. I’ve been in business long enough to remember when a company would warranty their product for 10, and even then, they lasted well beyond the warranty.  Read More→

Are Tankless Hot Water Heaters For You?

How Do You Know If Tankless Hot Water Heaters Are For You?

You may have noticed the age of your water heater the last time stored your Christmas items in your attic or cleaned out your garage. If your water heater is over ten years old, especially if it is located in an attic or somewhere that water from a burst water heater could cause significant damage, you might want to consider replacing it even if it is not leaking at the present time. Remember that things usually go wrong at the worst possible time, so be pro-active.  Read More→