If your home’s current water heater requires replacement or you are considering an upgrade, newer options are worth a look. Tankless water heaters are quickly becoming client favorites, but their ideal applications are still very focused. If you are considering a tankless water heater it can be hard to find the best model to suit your needs. At PlumbV we regularly install and maintain tankless water heaters and can help you find the perfect model. Understanding your household’s hot water use will be key to your decision.
Tankless units use gas or electric coils to heat water on demand. When hot water isn’t needed the unit is not in use and it shuts off. There are a few main factors to consider when deciding whether a tankless model is best for your home:
Cost. Tankless water heater installation is tricker and the unit costs more upfront, so a professional plumber is vital. But since they do not run 24/7, operating costs are far less over their comparatively longer lifespan.
Efficiency. Tankless units are on-demand systems that only run when hot water is being used. The rest of the time, energy is conserved, which makes it more energy-efficient and adds up to far less energy use annually.
Space. Tankless models are slim, low-profile, and relatively silent. If you live in tight quarters or are investing in your property for a future sale a tankless water heater might be the perfect solution.
A tankless water heater could sound ideal but there are some key points to know. Switching from a tank to a tankless model will require retrofitting to ensure that power and gas to the unit are adequate. Tankless models use both gas and electricity to operate and will often necessitate a new ventilation system. If you do opt for tankless, PlumbV professionals can help you to pick a model that will adequately accommodate your household’s hot water needs.
Our licensed plumbers can also help you to be sure that applicable permits or inspections are taken care of. And just as with any water heater, regularly scheduled maintenance is vital to a tankless unit’s optimal performance and longevity. Annual cleaning will remove mineral scale and avoid corrosion and because parts are often small and difficult to access, it’s best left to a professional.
Opt for an Expert
Each type of water heater has its good points and ideal applications. At PlumbV we only recommend and install tankless models that will conserve water and energy while also providing for your family’s hot water needs. If you are in Raleigh, or Durham, North Carolina or the
Each type of water heater has its good points and ideal applications. At PlumbV we only recommend and install tankless models that will conserve water and energy while also providing for your family’s hot water needs. If you are in Raleigh, or Durham, North Carolina or the general Triangle area, let PlumbV be your go-to plumbing expert. Rely on our expertise to both find the best tank water heater for your home and to keep it in running for years to come. Give us a call today to learn how upgrading to a tankless water heater will complement your home’s plumbing system.