Tankless water heaters have a lifespan of over 20 years and are an energy-efficient alternative to traditional water heaters. Tankless systems deliver a constant supply of hot water on demand, without the need for a storage tank. The heating contractors at Harding Plumbing and Heating in Perry, WY, answer some frequently asked questions about tankless water heaters.
Common Questions About Tankless Water Heaters
What Type of Systems Are Available?
Tankless systems use either an electric element or a gas burner to heat water. Gas tankless water heaters are typically more cost-efficient than systems that run on electricity.
How Does the Tankless System Operate?
The heater is turned on when the faucet opens. Water heats instantly and stops when you turn off the faucet. You won’t have to worry about wasted energy, which is a common problem in traditional storage tanks.
What Size Do I Need?
The model you choose should be based on the volume of hot water your household uses. Your plumber will size the best model by understanding the water usage in your home and how many showers the model can run.
What Are the Benefits?
Using a tankless system means endless hot water for the household. The system is compact and is often attached to a wall to save space. Most of the parts are recyclable and easy to replace.
What Are the Savings?
Depending on the size, and whether you purchase a gas or electric model, you can save $100 or more per year on your hot water bill. With proper maintenance, the system lasts for several decades.
When you’re ready to purchase a tankless water heater, contact the professionals at Harding Plumbing and Heating. Their HVAC system specialists will help you choose the best model for your home. They have been providing HVAC installation and repair and 24/7 emergency plumbing services for 40 years. Call (585) 237-5561 to schedule a free estimate or visit them online for more information.