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Welcome to the world of tankless water heaters! Below, we will explore the ins and outs of tankless water heater installation. As a homeowner, you understand the importance of having a reliable and efficient hot water supply. Traditional water heaters with storage tanks can be bulky and consume a significant amount of energy. However, tankless water heaters offer a modern and energy-saving alternative. In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss the benefits of tankless water heaters, factors to consider before installation, the installation process itself, and essential maintenance tips.
Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, provide hot water instantly without the need for a storage tank. These innovative systems heat water directly as it passes through the unit, eliminating the standby energy loss associated with traditional water heaters. Tankless water heaters are available in electric or gas-powered models, each with its own set of advantages and considerations.
One of the main advantages of tankless water heaters is their energy efficiency. Unlike conventional water heaters that constantly heat and reheat the water in the storage tank, tankless models only heat water when it’s needed. This on-demand heating significantly reduces energy consumption and lowers utility bills.
Tankless water heaters are compact and wall-mounted, saving valuable space in your home. Unlike bulky storage tank units, tankless models can be installed in smaller utility closets, under sinks, or even on exterior walls.
With a tankless water heater, you can enjoy a continuous supply of hot water. Since the unit heats water as it flows through, you won’t experience the inconvenience of running out of hot water during long showers or while doing laundry.
Tankless water heaters generally have a longer lifespan compared to traditional units. While storage tank models may last around 10-15 years, tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years or more with proper maintenance.
Before installing a tankless water heater, there are several factors you should consider:
Decide whether you want an electric or gas-powered tankless water heater. Electric models are easier to install and require less maintenance, but gas-powered units tend to have a higher flow rate and are more suitable for larger households.
Evaluate your household’s hot water demand to determine the appropriate size and flow rate for the tankless water heater. Consider the number of bathrooms, appliances, and simultaneous hot water needs to select a unit that can meet your requirements.
If you opt for a gas-powered tankless water heater, ensure that your home has proper ventilation and a sufficient gas supply. Gas units require proper venting to release combustion byproducts safely. It’s crucial to consult a professional plumber or HVAC technician to assess your home’s ventilation and gas supply before installation.
Choose an appropriate location for your tankless water heater installation. Consider factors such as accessibility, proximity to the water source, and electrical or gas connections. The installation area should have sufficient space for the unit and comply with local building codes and regulations.
Set a budget for your tankless water heater installation project. Consider the initial cost of the unit, installation expenses, and any necessary upgrades to your electrical or gas systems. Although tankless water heaters may have a higher upfront cost compared to traditional units, the energy savings over time can offset the initial investment.
1. Turn Off Utilities
Before starting the installation process, turn off the electricity or gas supply to the water heater and shut off the water source.
2. Remove Old Water Heater
If you’re replacing an existing water heater, drain the tank and disconnect it from the plumbing and electrical or gas connections. Follow proper disposal procedures for the old unit.
3. Prepare Installation Area
Clear the installation area and ensure it meets the necessary requirements, such as proper ventilation and access to electrical or gas connections.
4. Mount the Unit
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to mount the tankless water heater securely on the wall. Use appropriate brackets and ensure it is level.
5. Connect Plumbing
Connect the water supply line to the cold water inlet and the hot water outlet. Use appropriate fittings and ensure proper sealing to prevent leaks.
6. Connect Electrical or Gas Supply
If you have an electric tankless water heater, connect it to the electrical supply following local codes and regulations. For gas-powered units, connect the gas supply line following proper safety measures and consult a professional if needed.
7. Venting (for Gas Units)
If you have a gas-powered tankless water heater, install the necessary venting system to exhaust combustion byproducts safely. Follow manufacturer instructions and consult a professional if required.
8. Test and Adjust
Turn on the water supply and restore the electricity or gas supply. Test the unit by running hot water and ensure proper functionality. Adjust the temperature settings as per your preference.
To ensure optimal performance and longevity of your tankless water heater, follow these maintenance tips:
In conclusion, tankless water heaters offer a convenient and energy-efficient solution for your hot water needs. With their compact design, continuous hot water supply, and longer lifespan, they are an excellent alternative to traditional water heaters. By considering factors like fuel type, water demand, ventilation, and installation location, you can ensure a successful tankless water heater installation. Remember to follow proper maintenance procedures and troubleshoot any issues promptly for optimal performance.
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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.