Tankless Water Heater Services
If you’re ready to make the leap from an old-school tank-style water heating unit to a smaller, more compact unit, we’re ready to help. While water heaters with tanks are more efficient than ever before and are a must for some applications, a tankless water heater may be a good replacement for your existing heater. Discuss your needs with our plumbing pros.
In many cases, tankless water heater replacement makes sense because these water heater units offer a host of perks such as:
- Energy efficiency
- Reduced energy costs
- Longer life expectancy
- Endless hot water supply
- Space-Saving Installation
- Minimal Maintenance Needs
Deciding to go for tankless water heater installation as an upgrade to your current water heater can be a smart move. For starters, whereas a traditional tank-style water heating unit heats water continuously (usually dozens of gallons) and keeps the water hot until it’s needed, tankless water heaters heat on demand. A no-tank water heater can reduce the energy your household expends to heat hot water by up to a third, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
But lower utility bills are far from the only advantage of a tankless water heater when compared to tank heating units. Tank-free water heaters usually outlive their tank water counterparts by as much as 10 years. In fact, with proper tankless water heater maintenance, it is not unusual to see a tankless unit last for 20 years with minimal tankless water heater repair and upkeep. By comparison, most tank or storage-type water heaters have a life expectancy of no more than 10 to 15 years.
With tankless water heater installation, you can end the possibility of getting into a shower only to run out of hot water. A no-tank water heater gives you a nearly endless supply of hot water, so you can shower, your family members can shower, you can run the dishwasher, and so on, without fear of depleting the tank and getting left in the cold.
Tankless heaters are also quite compact when compared with heaters that have storage tanks that hold up to 60 gallons of water. Because of this, they can be installed in a greater number of places that traditional water heaters are not a good fit.
Tankless water heater maintenance is also minimal when compared to water heaters with tank storage. Most water heater tanks require servicing from once each six months to once each year. By comparison, no-tank water heaters need only a basic amount of upkeep, and tankless water heater repair is rarely needed. In fact, some may go for up to five years without requiring any sort of maintenance, depending on the quality of the water flowing through your pipe system. However, if you have so-called “hard” water, then the tank-free heater still requires an annual cleaning to remove any buildup of minerals on its heating element.