Energy Efficiency | Tankless Water Heaters Arlington
While a tankless water heater is not for every household, for those who can take advantage of its benefits, the promise of endless hot water, and energy efficiency is worth the change. A conventional water heater has a limited supply available, and once the supply is depleted, you are forced to wait for a tank of water to heat. This is not an issue with tankless water heaters in Arlington.
Hot water is a standard feature of the American home, and if you are wondering how a tankless water heater can improve your hot water experience, consider these key advantages:
- • Provides continuous hot water on demand
- • Reduces energy use for your home saving you money
- • Continuous hot water that doesn’t require waiting for an hour while a tank heats up
- • Requires only a fraction of the space a conventional water heater requires
Unlike conventional water heaters, tankless water heaters in Arlington do not store water, or consume energy maintaining a tank of hot water. The tankless unit will heat water as you need it, and provide hot water for as long as the tap is open. You will not run out of hot water when back-to-back showers are the standard. The average tankless unit will produce hot water at a rate of two to five gallons per minute (GPM). While the electric tankless model does not qualify, gas tankless water heaters are typically Energy Star approved.
The typical single whole house tankless water heater may not meet a large household’s needs. This is due to the five GPM rate of water production of the average tankless water heater. However, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing sells Noritz tankless hot water heaters, the leader in the industry. Our units provide higher than average production of hot water than most tankless brands. For example, our model NRC 1111 can produce up to 11.1 GPM, which is greater than twice the production of other brands. For large use households where the simultaneous use of hot water is typical, your Benjamin Franklin plumber has the expertise to determine if a single unit will be adequate. In addition, if a single tankless unit will not meet your household hot water requirements, you have the option of installing multiple tankless water heaters in Arlington, or a conventional water heater.
How it Works
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water enters the tankless water heater. A flow sensor detects water flow, triggering the internal computer, and calculating how hot to set the burners. Water circulates around the heat exchanger achieving the specified temperature before being delivered to your tap. Finally, when the tap is closed, the tankless water heater shuts down.
A tankless water heater has two to three times the life span of a conventional water heater, lasting on average twenty years, and longer with appropriate maintenance. Furthermore, the availability of parts can potentially extend the lifespan of the unit even longer.
Hard Water and the Tankless Water Heater
No hot water heater is immune to lime scale from hard water without the installation of a water softener in the plumbing system.
Descaling is periodically required for a tankless unit. The minerals that comprise hard water deposits can decrease the tankless water heater’s efficiency, and its lifespan. Cleaning with vinegar or other approved cleaners will ensure its continued energy efficiency. Contact a Benjamin Franklin’s professional plumber today for a comprehensive professional cleaning of your home’s tankless water heaters in Arlington.
The installation of Noritz tankless water heaters in Arlington is an investment in energy efficiency, and with its long lifespan and low maintenance needs, will pay for itself throughout its lifespan. If you are considering the installation of tankless water heaters in Arlington, call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Fort Worth. 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. Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington for additional information, or tankless water heater installation today.