Never Go Without Hot Water Again
Traditional or standard water heaters come with an in-built water tank that is constantly filled and heated at a set temperature before every use. It takes considerable amount of time to heat water and at times you may get stuck waiting for it to be ready for use.
Instant water heaters are tankless but have a set of coils or a heat exchanger that gets activated immediately when the unit is turned on. The water gets heated rapidly as it passes through the hot coils and you have all the hot water you need available instantly!
If your standard hot water heater is getting old or needs repairs, consider replacing the unit with a tankless hot water heater. Instant water systems make complete sense for homeowners for several reasons, especially for vacation or second homes.
8 Reasons to Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater
- Conservation of Energy: Tankless water heaters conserve energy by only heating the amount of water needed at the time. You won’t waste energy heating water when it’s not needed.
- Lower Utility Bills: Utility bills get reduced immediately and over the years because instant hot water heaters operate more efficiently, heating only the required amount of water when needed. Additionally, tankless water heating systems can be turned off when the appliance is not in use, to save money. Moreover, tankless systems eliminate heat losses.
- Unlimited, On-demand Hot Water Supply: Say No to long waits! Instant water heaters provide hot water immediately, without having to wait for water to get heated, as in the case of conventional water heaters.
- Better Quality Hot Water: When you’re not using your standard water heater, the water that stays in the tank for longer duration can gather rust, scale and lead which make the water impure and lower its quality. Such degradation is totally avoided in tankless systems.
- More durable & Long Lasting: Instant water heaters do not have a tank and this means lesser need for repairs or leakages. Moreover, these systems can last up to two times longer than a standard water heater.
- Protection of your property: Tankless water heater installed in your vacation or second home helps avoid the risk of any hazards, mishaps or flooding from water heater leakages while you’re not there and saves your house property from getting damaged. With the traditional water heaters, there is always the risk of leaking, or rupturing which may cause significant water damage. With a tankless system, there is much less chance of water damage occurring.
- Lesser Use of Space: Tankless water heaters have a compact size that utilizes much lesser space than conventional hot water heaters. They are wall mountable, either inside or outside of your home.
- Environment friendly: Tankless heating systems provide on-demand hot water instantly without having to waste or run down cold water that runs through the pipeline before hot water reaches the faucets and showers.
Our experts at Same Day Service Plumbing, Heating & Air can help you choose the right unit and provide suitable solutions to help you save energy and money. We are experts in installing, inspecting, servicing, repairing, and replacing all makes and models of hot water heaters. Contact us today to schedule an inspection.
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.
Big changes to water heaters you need to know about
The U.S. Department of Energy has put into effect new regulations that require all manufacturers of water heaters to meet a higher energy factor (EF) rating. Based on the new requirements, there will be significant changes to water heaters manufactured after April 15, 2015. This includes gas-fired, oil-fired, electric, tabletop, instantaneous gas-fired and instantaneous electric. Tankless water heaters already meet the new requirements.
How does this affect me?
Some of the changes that affect you as a consumer are as follows:
- Higher priced units – up to 35% more expensive.
- Larger units – 2” tall and 2”wider, and in some cases units may be even larger.
- More complicated installation requirements
- Possible significant home remodeling costs if your water heater is located in a small space like a closet or attic.
These new regulations will improve the efficiency of water heaters, however, resulting in energy savings for the homeowner.
Why should I care?
According to manufacturer’s suggested service life, the average lifespan of a water heater is about 8-12 years. Homeowners with water heaters 10 years old or older need to seriously consider replacing it now, before the regulations go into effect and costs go up.
What do I do next?
Same Day Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Inc. recommends you book a consultation with one of our experts who will answer any questions you may have about the new regulations, evaluate your current water heater and provide you with options on the next steps. Then, if you decide you want to install before the new regulations take affect we’ll reserve your water heater from our inventory.
We’ve been installing water heaters for over 37 years. We can answer all of your questions, tell you about promotional financing, schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you, and professionally install your new water heater for years of reliable service.
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