5 Great Reasons to Consider a Tankless Water Heaters
Looking to get a new water heater installed? Here at Same Day Service Plumbing, Heating and Air, we think there are more than a few good reasons to consider a tankless water heater. From saving energy to saving cash, here are several of our favorite reasons to go tankless:
Okay, you really shouldn’t take endless showers, but you might just want to when you realize that a tankless water heater never runs out of hot water. That’s right; since a tankless heater warms your water on demand, there is no tank to run dry. That means that you have as much – or as little – hot water as you need at any time.
Upfront Investment, Long-Term Savings
It’s true that tankless water heaters can cost more up front than traditional storage units. The average cost for traditional units can be twice the cost of a standard water heater model. However, this discrepancy is more than compensated for with energy savings over time and a lifespan that more than doubles from that of a traditional unit, on average.
No Wasted Hot Water
Speaking of “as little” hot water as you need, have you ever thought about how much energy you’re wasting by having a large tank of water heated to 120 degrees at all times – even the middle of the night, or when you’re on vacation away from your home? That’s not a problem with tankless water heaters. They heat your water on demand, rather than holding a tankful of it at a time. So, you don’t ever have tons of unused water, just hanging around being needlessly heated all night.
How Long is a Long Life for a Water Heater?
Traditional water heaters usually last around 10 years, depending on use and care. Tankless water heaters typically clock in at fifteen years or longer! That’s 30% more time with a working appliance that you can take to the bank.
Unlike traditional water heaters – which must be tossed into the landfill when leaks or damage are discovered – tankless water heaters have replaceable parts. That means they can be repaired as needed, making them an eco-friendlier choice with a lifespan that can be extended even further than the initial average of around twenty years.
Contact Same Day Service Plumbing, Heating and Air to find out if a tankless water heater is for you. We can sell or service all brands and offer promotions on many services.
5 Signs Your Hot Water Heater Needs Help
Although hot water heaters come in a varied selection of sizes and styles, they all have one thing in common. Eventually, every water heater is going to require maintenance. Most likely, they are all going to need a replacement as well. Here are five main signs that your water tank needs the help from our trusted Same Day Service technicians.
- A Consistent Lack of Hot Water
When you want to take a nice hot shower, there’s nothing as disappointing as not having heated water. Before you jump to the conclusion that your tank is broken, consider the circumstances.If you have a large family, it is possible that your tank simply can’t provide enough hot showers for everyone to enjoy, one after the other. Your solution would be to have a larger water tank installed. If you can’t get hot water no matter what time of the day or night it is, the tank probably needs to have the heating element or thermostat repaired.
- Odd Noises Coming from the Water Heater
If your hot water tank is making unusual noises, something is wrong. Modern water heaters are incredibly quiet, so any odd sounds typically meant that one or more of the tank’s parts aren’t working properly. If you hear crackling, creaking, hissing, or banging noises, call us for an inspection and evaluation of your system.
- Puddles of Water at the Base of the Heater
When you discover puddles of water collecting at the base of your water heater, you need to act quickly. Turn the tank off, disconnect the power, and call us to have a Same Day Service plumber out to your home. When the problem is a crack or hole in the tank itself, it cannot be fixed. If the leak is caused by a loose connection at the outlet or inlet, a plumber should be able to fix the problem.
- Discolored Water Coming from the Water Heater
If your water suddenly becomes darker, it is possible that the tank or one of its interior components has started to rust. When this happens, you’ll want to replace the tank with a new one.
- The Tank Won’t Release Sediment
Sediment collects in the bottom of water tanks over the course of a year. It’s important to drain this buildup at least once a year if you want the water heater to continue working properly.
Water heaters require annual maintenance to keep them in good working order. Even with regular maintenance, your water tank is likely to need repairs at some point in time. When this happens, you might also need to replace the tank.
Contact us as soon as your water heater starts acting up to minimize the risk of having to replace it.
5 Top Advantages of Switching to a Tankless Water Heater
If your hot water heater is getting old or you are thinking about purchasing a unit that is more energy efficient, you should consider switching to a tankless hot water heater. This type of unit is also perfect for vacation or second homes because you won’t waste energy heating water when it’s not being used.
Here are five of the top advantages of switching to a tankless water heater:
- Compact Size – They take up a lot less space than standard hot water heaters and can even be mounted on a wall, either inside or on the exterior of your home.
- Longer Lifespan – Tankless hot water heaters typically last around 20 years, while standard water heaters have an expected lifespan of 10-15 years.
- Unlimited Hot Water – You no longer have the problem of running out of hot waterwhile you’re in the middle of a shower; in fact, tankless water heaters can provide you with continuous hot water as long as they’re operating within their capacity.
- Lower Utility Bills – You can expect lower utility bills immediately and for years to come. That’s because instant hot water heaters operate more efficiently, only heating water when it’s needed, where with a standard unit, a tank of water is constantly being heated.
- Better for Environment – Besides using less energy, on-demand water heaters also waste less water because you don’t have to let water run as long to get hot water to faucets.
We are experts at installing tankless hot water heaters and sell a full line of Navien and Rheem tankless units. We also inspect, service and repair all makes and models of hot water heaters. Call us today if you’re interested in switching to a tankless water heater, or if you’d like to schedule a hot water heater inspection.