Energy Efficient | Tankless Water Heaters Fort Worth
A conventional water heater has to maintain hot water in the tank continuously. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, only heat water when it is needed. By not maintaining hot water, the tankless water heater saves money on the cost of energy, providing an energy efficient option for hot water. A Benjamin Franklin plumber can provide the professional installation of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth.
Tankless water heaters are available in whole house or point-of-use models. Your plumber will determine the size your household requires for sufficient hot water. However, large households may not have their needs met with a single tankless water heater. A household that consumes 40 gallons of hot water or less every day, can save up to 34 percent. However, for households with hot water needs greater than 40 gallons, a second unit may be required to meet the hot water needs.
Multiple use households may require more than one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tankless_water_heating. For example, if two family members typically shower at the same time, a single tankless unit may not be able to provide adequate hot water. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can accurately assess your household needs and provide the professional, worry free installation of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth.
Tankless water heaters are available in electric or gas models. Both models have specialized requirements for safe, efficient operation. A plumber will be required for a proper installation of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth.
How it Works
When a hot water tap is opened, a sensor detects the temperature of the water flowing through it, heating it to the preset temperature. However, the temperature of the water will affect the speed and flow, and in the winter the thermostat may need to be turned up to compensate.
Hard Water and the Tankless Water Heater
Water containing minerals, or hard water, comprises about 85% of U.S. water supplies, including in Texas. No hot water heater is immune to scale from hard water without the installation of a water softener in the plumbing system.
Over time, scale build-up can decrease the tankless water heater’s efficiency. Cleaning with vinegar will ensure its continued energy efficiency, or you can contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth for a comprehensive professional cleaning of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth.
Tankless units provide value beyond energy efficiency with an extended lifespan. When properly maintained, tankless water heaters in Fort Worth can last 20 years, or even longer with the availability of parts. While the cost of a tankless is higher than the average conventional water heater, the extended lifespan, and energy savings more than compensate for the extra cost.
A tankless water heater can provide the hot water required for locations that are poorly served, or otherwise unable to be supplied by a conventional water heater:
Locations with long pipe runs
Areas serving livestock or kennels
Provides an excellent booster for solar water heating systems
Remote bathrooms, outdoor Jacuzzi or hot tubs
Workshops, garages, commercial locations with employee lunchrooms and restrooms, clean up stations, and other locations where hot water is needed
At Benjamin Franklin, we install quality Noritz tankless water heaters that are designed to last. In addition, our licensed plumbers service all types of water heaters, and provide water heater repair, replacement, installation, and maintenance.
If you are considering the installation of energy efficient tankless water heaters in Fort Worth, call the professional plumbers of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Our expert plumbers serve Fort Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding areas with first quality plumbing services, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.