Efficiently generate hot water with a Tankless Water Heater
Is your water heater operating efficiently or is it showing signs of age? Signs that your water heater needs to be serviced include inadequate hot water, a high pitched whining, popping or low rumbling noise, water leaking around the base of the water heater, rotten egg odor, or rust colored water.
If you’re considering replacing your water heater, you may want to learn about the benefits of tankless water heaters. Also know as instantaneous or demand water heaters, a tankless water heater generates hot water on demand more quickly than standard water heaters, using less water for washing dishes or an average bath or shower.
Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
In addition to conserving water, a tankless water heater conserves energy used by standard storage water heaters that hold hot water in case you need it. Imagine leaving the air conditioning at your usual setting when you go on a summer vacation. No one wants to waste energy while they are away and we all typically set our unit to a higher temperature if we’re going to be away from home.
A typical hot water heater uses energy to have hot water standing by for individuals to use at will. The tankless water heater system does not include a storage tank. Instead, it generates hot water on demand through an electrical element or gas burner. Besides having instant hot water, a tankless water heater provides you with constant hot water. If you have a large home and several people need to get ready simultaneously, you might consider a “whole house tankless water heater solution”. Or you might consider installing multiple parallel tankless water heaters so you don’t have to worry about running out of hot water when you are running a bath, a shower, the dishwasher, and washing machine simultaneously.
A licensed plumber, like the plumbers in Austin at 1st Home and Commercial Services, can evaluate your hot water consumption and recommend a tankless water heater system to suit your home and lifestyle. Hire a professional to install your tankless water heater to optimize its energy efficiency.
The licensed plumbers at 1st Home and Commercial Services install, repair and service all types of water heaters, including standard storage water heaters and tankless water heaters. Click here to learn how plumbing maintenance can extend the lifespan of your plumbing system and appliances. Find water conservation tips in the next installment of Plumbing Insights, brought to you by the experts at 1st Home and Commercial Services.