Gas tankless water heaters in Fort Worth are energy efficient water heaters. It uses a heat exchanger to heat the water when it is needed, saving up to 34% on your energy bill. When a tap is turned on, fresh water flows through the appliance, which senses the water temperature and begins to heat the water to a preset temperature as it passes through the heat exchanger.
A tankless water heater doesn’t have a storage tank. As long as the tap is open it produces hot water. When water flow ceases, the tankless water heater shuts down, and won’t fire up again until a tap is opened. Conventional water heaters store hot water in a tank, heating it repeatedly to maintain the set temperature. By operating only when a tap is opened, the tankless unit does not expend energy with the stand-by heat losses associated with conventional tank style water heaters.
Reasons to Consider a Tankless Water Heaters in Fort Worth
Tankless water heaters are an effective option for reducing your household’s energy use. Though not for every household, they are capable of saving significantly for those household’s that do qualify. Let’s take a closer look at the additional advantages and potential disadvantages:
Continuous Hot Water
Pros: Tankless hot water heaters do not store a large volume of hot water that can be depleted, but rather heat the water as it’s being used, giving you endless hot water at a consistent temperature.
Cons: Contrary to claims otherwise, the tankless unit may not be able to supply adequate hot water for multiple uses. Even two persons showering at the same time can end up with “cold water sandwiches”. The unit simply can’t produce enough hot water for simultaneous usage, and someone is going to get cold water. At the same time, if you are showering, and a tap is turned on in a sink, the results will be the same. This problem can be overcome with the installation of multiple units, and when installed at all potential hot water taps, the savings on energy costs will rise to 50%.
Cons: Cost is a factor when compared to an average conventional water heater. However, over time tankless water heaters in Fort Worth will pay for itself. Factor in potential federal, state, local and utility tax credits and rebates, and the potential savings vs. end cost is very reasonable for an appliance that can last 20 years or longer.
Conventional tank style water heaters take up valuable floor space. Tankless water heaters require a fraction of the space and can be installed on almost any wall, freeing up space for other needs.
With annual maintenance tankless water heaters in Fort Worth have a typical lifespan of 20 years – over twice as long as a tank-style unit. With the availability of parts for a number of models, the lifespan can be extended even further.
A number of tankless gas water heaters have earned ENERGY STAR® approval by meeting, and in many cases exceeding the strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.
If you are considering investing in tankless water heaters in Fort Worth, call the trusted professionals at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Fort Worth. If you would like further information about these efficient water heaters, our reliable plumbers in Fort Worth will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas with quality plumbing services, and our exclusive 100% satisfaction guarantee. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.