Tankless Water Heaters
Is there not enough room in your home? Have you been planning to install a 20- or 70-gallon hot water tank in your home or business but aren’t sure where to put it? Are you looking for an almost instant hot water source that will save you on energy costs? Tankless water heaters could be a solution if you can answer yes to any or all of these questions. More homeowners are taking advantage of tankless water heaters because of their versatility.
In addition to being known as “demand type” or “instantaneous” water heaters, tankless hot water heaters can also be referred to as “condensing” water heaters. Tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand and are not limited by a storage tank’s capacity. The flow of hot water is continuous with no interruptions. Tankless water heaters still require maintenance, which will help make sure your heater lasts for decades before it needs to be replaced.
Benefits of Replacement for Tankless Water Heaters
An electric tankless water heater can supply hot water to a particular appliance (washer, dishwasher), an entire house, or even a specific area of the home (shower, bathtub). This type of water heater is typically mounted on the wall, and it measures about two feet tall and one foot wide. Tankless water heaters can be linked together in parallel to handle multi-tasking in households with high water usage.
Why is a tankless water heater so efficient? There are a few reasons. In order to detect hot water flow, a flow sensor is triggered when a hot water tap is turned on. Cold water then flows into the heating unit through the pipe. When the unit is turned on, hot water travels from the unit to the hot water tap. Water heaters that use a tankless system produce 3 gallons to 5 gallons of hot water per minute. The flow-sensing device is deactivated when you turn off the hot water tap.
Tankless water heaters are powered by electricity, propane, or natural gas. Depending on the model, it uses either an electrical element or a gas burner to heat the water. The flow rate of gas-fired tankless water heaters is usually higher than that of electric models.
Tankless water heaters almost always cost more to install than traditional hot water heaters with storage tanks. But excellent tankless water heaters will last longer and cost less to operate and maintain.
Choosing the Best Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters require a lot of consideration before purchase. With Elevated Comfort, you can choose the best one for your situation and have it professionally installed. The appropriate size (gallons per minute flow rate), the fuel type that provides the greatest availability and energy efficiency, as well as the cost of installation will be determined. As part of our service, we’ll check to make sure all local building code requirements are met, and that all safety issues-especially concerning gas water heaters-are addressed.
Professional Tankless Water Heater Repair
Tankless water heaters should only be installed or repaired by licensed plumbers and heating contractors, such as Elevated Comfort’s highly trained technicians. Your hot water will keep flowing on demand if your installation and maintenance are done properly. You can reach us or dial 707.284.1039 to schedule a tankless hot water heater repair or installation consultation if you reside in the cities of Healdsburg, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, or Windsor, and surrounding areas in Northern California.
Tankless Water Heaters FAQs
For the equipment and installation of a gas-powered tankless water heater, you can expect to pay up to $3,000. Equipment costs range from around $600 to $1,100 for electric and gas units, respectively.
Consult a qualified and experienced contractor like Elevated Comfort if you have limited space and are considering a tankless water heater for installation, maintenance, replacement, and repairs.
In the case of conventional storage tank water heaters, they typically last about ten years, and tankless systems last about twenty years. It is likely in your property’s best interest to replace the unit once it reaches that age.
A tankless water heater is a good option for people with limited space. Additionally, a tankless heater fueled by gas can save an additional $108 per year in energy expenses over a traditional tank heater, while an electric tankless heater can save $44 a year.