Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are becoming an increasingly popular option for homeowners looking to move beyond the traditional tank water heater. Tankless water heaters (also known as an on-demand water heaters) heat water as it is needed, rather than storing hot water in a tank. This makes them more energy-efficient than traditional tank water heaters, and can save you money on your utility bills. The Department of Energy stated that tankless water heaters are 24-34% more efficient for homes that use 41 gallons of water daily than tank type water heaters.
Tankless water heaters use either gas or electricity to heat water.
Gas tankless water heaters have a burner that heats a coil of metal, which then heats the water that passes through it.
Electric tankless water heaters have an electric element that heats the water directly.
Tankless water heaters require very little maintenance. However, you should have your tankless water heater inspected and cleaned by Kokesh Plumbing every year. This will help to ensure that your tankless water heater operates efficiently and lasts for many years.
Why choose a tankless water heater?
Tankless water heaters have many benefits including:
- Tankless water heaters are more energy- efficient than traditional tank water heaters because they use less energy due to on demand heating. This can save you money on your utility bills.
- Tankless water heaters are smaller than traditional tank water heaters, so they take up less space in your home.
- Tankless water heaters never run out of hot water, because they create hot water on demand as opposed to having it stored in a tank.
- Tankless water heaters provide instant hot water, so you don’t have to wait for the water to heat up. This is especially convenient if you have a large family or if you use a lot of hot water.
- Tankless water heaters typically last longer than traditional tank water heaters.
How to choose a tankless water heater:
If you are considering a tankless water heater, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when choosing a unit. These include:
Size: The size of the tankless water heater you need will depend on the number of people in your household and the amount of hot water you use.
Type: Gas tankless water heaters are more efficient than electric tankless water heaters, but they require a gas line. Electric tankless water heaters do not require a gas line, but they are not as efficient as gas tankless water heaters.
Features: Some tankless water heaters have additional features, such as a built-in timers or a remote control. These features can be helpful, but they will add to the cost of the unit.
If you are interested in getting a tankless water heater, please give us a call at 636-391-1233 so that we can come take a look at your space to see if you will be a good candidate for tankless water heater.
What are the drawbacks of a tankless water heaters?
There are a few disadvantages to a tankless water heater such as the following:
- Tankless water heaters require more of an initial upfront cost because it is newer technology. This cost can be offset by the savings you will see on your utility bills over time.
- Tankless water heaters might not be able to keep up with a high demand on the hot water supply for multiple people using the hot water at the same time. Requiring multiple units.
- Tankless water heaters can be a little bit more complex to install based on these factors: *Fuel type (gas or electric) *Special venting if gas (no venting if electric) *Size of home *How many people are living in the home.
For these reasons, it is important for us to come out and check out your space to see if you are a good candidate for a new tankless water heater and to give you a free estimate.
Our Preferred Brand of Water Heater is RUUD/RHEEM
We are Certified Ruud/Rheem Installers, part of their PRO Plumber Program.