Tankless Water Heaters: the Smart, Efficient Choice
When most people think of home water heaters, they think of large cylindrical containers that are hidden away in their basements. Many homeowners are not familiar with the less common tankless water heater, sometimes referred to as the on-demand water heater. This heater takes up little space and can often be hung unobtrusively on the wall of a small closet.
What Are Tankless Water Heaters?
Rather than storing multiple gallons of hot water at all times, tankless water heaters only heat water when it is needed and does not need to expend extra energy keeping water warm all the time. As a homeowner needs hot water, this heater will pass the water over an electrical coil or gas flame to heat it quickly. It can generally heat a maximum of 3.5 gallons of water per minute.
Because of this, tankless water heaters are good choices for individuals who do not use multiple hot water sources simultaneously. They are best for very small households or for small apartments or homes.
Tankless Water Heater Maintenance Services
As with any appliance, your tankless water heater requires maintenance. Regular maintenance will extend the lifespan of your water heater and will maintain its efficiency. We recommend having your tankless water heater serviced annually. At All County Plumbing, LLC, our maintenance services are done quickly and efficiently.
Tankless Water Heater Service
Tankless Water Heater Cost
Tankless water heater cost includes the cost of the unit as well as the labor. It is usually far more expensive than a standard model is, yet it will save money in energy over the years. An electric tankless water heater may only cost $1,000 or less. However, it may require expensive electrical rewiring. On the other hand, a gas model is typically easier to place in the home but can cost up to $3,000 with the installation. Some of the most popular brands at All County Plumbing, LLC for tankless water heater repair and installation, include the following:
- Bradford White Gas Water Heater
- AO Smith Gas Water Heater
- Rheem Gas Water Heater
Tankless Water Heater Installation
Tankless water heater installation is easy and cost-effective for gas models that are compatible with the home’s pre-existing gas line. Homeowners that are changing from their standard water heater to a tankless water heater should expect longer installation times because it is not a simple procedure. Additionally, a home inspection or special permit may also be necessary.
A tankless water heater can be a great investment for a homeowner interested in energy savings. By working with a professional plumber for tankless water heater repair and installation, homeowners can be sure that their heaters will be set up correctly and will perform at incredibly high levels.