As most homeowners know, your water heater is an essential fixture in your home. Without hot water, we wouldn’t;t be able to perform daily activities. Bathing, showering, cooking? Forget it! With that being said, there are many different kinds of water heaters. When it’s time for a replacement, you may want to consider a tankless water heater. Invented in the 90’s, the tankless water heater is evolving rapidly. It delivers instant hot water in endless amounts and is more efficient than both electric and gas water heaters.
What are the pros of a tankless water heater?
First of all, tankless water heaters take up significantly less space than the others. They are no bigger than the size of a suitcase and are able to be mounted. Tankless water heaters have a lifespan of over 20 years, while their counterparts average around 7-12 years. Because of this, several companies will offer very long warranties on the heaters. In addition, they are simply more efficient than others. Rather than having to constantly have large amounts of hot water in a tank, their on-demand nature allows you to only have hot water flowing from one faucet. Due to this, energy costs are reduced. While tankless water heaters are more expensive than electric or gas, they are worth it in the long run. You won’t have to keep gallons of water warm at all times and you prevent any major flooding and water damage.
Installation and Maintenance
Whether you’re building a home, remodeling, or have an old, broken-down gas/electric water heater, it’s probably time for an installation. Your water heater is one of the most important fixtures in your home and going without one will undoubtedly cause uncomfort. Think about it, you don’t want to catch yourself in 30 degree weather unable to take a warm bath. Unfortunately, installing a tankless water heater is not something you can perform on your own. The task is labor intensive and your entire plumbing system is taken into consideration. It’s important to leave it to the experts. As far as maintenance goes, you should schedule services annually that include cleaning/changing filters and checking burners. In addition, you should use vinegar flushes to rid of buildup. Tankless water heaters are very vulnerable to hard water.
FloGuard is happy to help with any task you need! We have staff on call and available 24 hours a day to best serve you and your family. When you call today, we’ll have someone sent to your home in an hour or less.