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Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, heat water directly as it flows through the unit. When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water enters the unit, where it is rapidly heated by electric coils or a gas burner. The heated water then exits the unit and travels to the desired outlet, providing you with instant hot water.
There are two main types of tankless water heaters: electric and gas-powered. Electric tankless water heaters use electrical elements to heat the water, while gas-powered models rely on a gas burner for the heating process. Both types have their advantages and considerations, such as energy efficiency, installation requirements, and cost. It’s important to choose the type that best suits your needs and existing infrastructure.
Before considering a tankless water heater replacement, it’s crucial to identify signs that your current water heater may be nearing the end of its lifespan. Some common indications that it’s time for a replacement include:
Insufficient hot water: If you constantly find yourself running out of hot water or experiencing inconsistent water temperatures, it may be a sign that your water heater is struggling to meet demand.
Age: Traditional water heaters typically last around 10-15 years. If your water heater is reaching or exceeding this age range, it’s advisable to start thinking about a replacement.
Increasing repair needs: Frequent breakdowns, leaks, or the need for costly repairs indicate that your water heater is becoming unreliable and may require replacement.
Rising energy bills: As water heaters age, they become less efficient, resulting in higher energy consumption and increased utility bills. Upgrading to a tankless water heater can provide significant energy savings.
Before proceeding with a tankless water heater replacement, there are several factors to consider:
Hot water demand: Assess your household’s hot water needs, taking into account the number of occupants, bathrooms, appliances, and fixtures that require hot water. This will help determine the appropriate size and capacity of the new tankless water heater.
Fuel type: Decide whether an electric or gas-powered tankless water heater is the best fit for your home. Consider factors such as availability, cost, and energy efficiency.
Installation requirements: Tankless water heaters may have specific installation requirements, such as venting, electrical or gas connections, and plumbing modifications. Consult with a professional plumber to ensure your home is suitable for a tankless system.
Budget: Determine your budget for the tankless water heater replacement, including the cost of the unit, installation, and any necessary upgrades or modifications.
Replacing a traditional water heater with a tankless system involves several key steps:
A professional plumber will assess your hot water needs and recommend the appropriate size and capacity of the tankless water heater. This ensures that the new unit can adequately meet your household’s demand for hot water.
Based on the assessment, select a high-quality tankless water heater from a reputable manufacturer that aligns with your needs, preferences, and budget. Consider factors such as energy efficiency, warranty, and user reviews.
Tankless water heaters require professional installation to ensure proper functioning and safety. A licensed plumber will handle the installation, including necessary adjustments to the plumbing and electrical or gas connections.
To ensure the optimal performance and longevity of your tankless water heater, it’s essential to follow proper maintenance practices. Here are some maintenance tips to keep in mind:
Over time, minerals and sediment can accumulate inside the tankless water heater, affecting its efficiency. Regularly flushing the system helps remove these deposits. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions or consult a professional plumber to learn the recommended frequency and procedure for flushing your specific model.
Periodically inspect your tankless water heater for any signs of leaks. Check the connections, valves, and pipes for drips or water pooling. If you notice any leaks, it’s important to address them promptly to prevent further damage or water wastage.
In areas with hard water, mineral buildup can occur more quickly. Consider installing a water softener or descaler to minimize sediment accumulation. Additionally, you can schedule regular maintenance appointments with a professional plumber to clean the system thoroughly and remove any stubborn sediment.
When considering a tankless water heater replacement, it’s helpful to compare the advantages of tankless systems to traditional water heaters. Here are a few key points of comparison:
Tankless water heaters are highly energy-efficient because they heat water only when needed. In contrast, traditional water heaters continuously heat and store water, leading to standby heat loss and higher energy consumption.
Tankless water heaters have a compact, wall-mounted design, saving valuable space in your home. On the other hand, traditional water heaters with storage tanks require more floor space.
Tankless water heaters typically have a longer lifespan compared to traditional water heaters. With proper maintenance, tankless units can last up to 20 years, while traditional water heaters typically last around 10-15 years.
There are several misconceptions surrounding tankless water heaters. Let’s debunk some of these myths:
Myth 1: Tankless water heaters provide instant hot water. While tankless systems offer on-demand hot water, there may still be a slight delay as the unit heats the water to the desired temperature.
Myth 2: Tankless water heaters require no maintenance. While tankless systems have lower maintenance needs compared to traditional water heaters, periodic maintenance, such as flushing the system and checking for leaks, is still necessary.
Myth 3: Tankless water heaters are expensive to install. Although the upfront cost of a tankless water heater may be higher than a traditional water heater, the energy savings and longer lifespan can offset the initial investment over time.
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a) Price includes 5% discount when paid with cash or check
b) Price is assuming gas supply line is adequately sized for tankless, an existing 110v electrical outlet is next to location of water heater for tankless cord to plug into, and no city permits or inspections (if applicable)
c) Flat Rate Price includes new Rinnai RU199 condensing tankless water heater, pan, water and flexible gas supply line connections, haul away of old tank style water heater, and taxes.
d) Warranty: 2 year warranty on labor against manufacturer defects, 5 year warranty on manufacturer parts, 15 year warranty on heat exchanger
e) Water Heater Location must be within reasonable access in attic; difficult access conditions that can potentially affect price include examples such as being placed directly behind air conditioner unit or locations without accessible walkway to water heater.