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.
Should You Install A Tankless Hot Water Heater Instead?
Tankless instant hot water heaters offer a unique, green-living advantage. You might think this is new technology but it is not. They have been used for years in Europe and on board planes, ships and trains. Instead of heating a 40, 50, or even 80 gallon supply of water and then maintaining the temperature regardless of the water actually being used, tankless systems only heat what’s necessary. They are sometimes referred to as instant because they use such a high heat, they’re capable of heating water for three showers being used at the same time, but only holding approximately nine gallons. A continuous water flow when hot water is needed, they don’t even need a pilot when not in use. That saves a significant amount of money over the course of the year.
Tankless technology is available in both gas and electric models. There are some obstacles to easy installation in both. When purchased by a homeowner at a home improvement store, the electric and gas usage calculations are often not calculated correctly. Without the correct amount of energy supplying the system, they are bound to be inefficient and may not give you the system you desired to have.
Let your plumber take a look at your particular situation to see what works naturally for your home or place of business. Licensed plumbers take annual classes and undergo regular training that keep them abreast of accurate calculations, so they can give you options that will work for you on your current gas line and electric service. We have many brands to chose from once your needs are addressed and we will help you choose the right one at the right price for you.
Do tankless water heaters sound like a good fit for your home or business?