Things To Know When Installing A Tankless Water Heater
Also known as a “demand type” water heater, a tankless water heater provides hot water only when needed. As such, it does not produce standby energy losses, which saves you money.
How a Tankless Water Heater Works
Water is being heated without the use of a storage tank. Cold water will travel from a pipe to the unit if a hot water tap is turned on. This means a tankless water heater delivers a steady supply of hot water. In other words, you do not have to wait for the storage tank to be filled up with enough hot water each time you need to use it.
Why Opt for a Tankless Water Heater?
- Heating costs will be reduced – Enjoy monthly savings of up to 40% off your utility bill for the product’s life. Heating and reheating water in the storage tank is not required.
- Only a small amount of space is needed – As compared to traditional water heaters, tankless water heaters will take up less space since this is just about the size of a small suitcase or even smaller.
- Eco-friendly – Tankless water heaters are 30% more energy-efficient than tank water heaters. Maximum energy efficiency will help conserve natural resources.
- Long-lasting – It has a longer lifespan for up to twice as much as that of the traditional water heater. This further means less waste in the landfill.
- Clean – Avoid using water stored in a tank with accumulated rust.
- Safe – A tankless water heater is equipped with excellent safety features to prevent injuries and burns caused by boiling water.
Installing and Maintaining Demand-Type Water Heater
Proper installation will greatly depend on different factors. These include the following:
- Local building code requirements
- Fuel type
- Safety issues
Regular water heater maintenance is also important to extend the life of the water heater. This will also decrease loss of efficiency.
Proper installation and maintenance are very crucial to optimize the water heater’s energy efficiency. Therefore, it is best to have a licensed, skilled plumbing and heating contractor to install your tankless water heater.
Tips for Choosing the Right Contractor
- Ask for references. Satisfied customers will give you peace of mind.
- Request cost estimates from different contractors. Make sure that these estimates are for completed work and not just for sections of the system.
- Check if they can get a local permit when necessary.
- Determine if they fully understand local building codes.
- Check if the plumbing contractor company is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
- Sign the contract only after you’ve read and understood it.
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