Storage water heaters continue to serve the hot water needs of most U.S. homes, and do their job well. However, if the idea of endless hot water and/or greater energy efficiency is appealing, consider tankless water heaters in Arlington. The tankless water heater only heats water when a hot water tap is opened, saving energy by eliminating standby heat loss.
A storage water heater heats incoming cold water, bringing it to the set temperature. As it sits in the tank, heat is lost, and the water heater fires up again to return the water to the set temperature. This process continues until the hot water is used, and the process begins again. The reheating of hot water is standby heat loss.
The tankless eliminates lost energy by producing hot water only when it is needed. In addition, it provides the benefits of requiring less space, and everyone’s favorite – endless hot water. While the tankless will cost more than the basic storage water heater, the average household can gain all of the stated benefits, and save money in the long run. Furthermore, you may be replacing a storage water heater in a hard water location approximately every 8 to 10 years. Depending on its use, a tankless water heater can last 20 years or even longer with minimal maintenance. With the availability of parts, you can potentially exceed this time frame.
Remember, a tankless doesn’t store hot water reheating it 24/7. Routinely flushing a conventional water heater will certainly extend its life span. However, scale may result in overheating of the tank, and can result in a corroded, leaking tank and the need for replacement.
A tankless water heater on the other hand, flushes the majority of the minerals that can result in sediment buildup out with the water used. A tankless water heater is routinely cleaned with a solution to remove the mineral scale, vinegar, for example, or other solutions recommended by the manufacturer in a process called descaling. Descaling removes the buildup, and provides peak efficiency and performance for tankless water heaters in Arlington. As a result of this, and its lack of operating 24/7 reheating water, the tankless gains a longer lifespan, and maintains efficiency and performance far longer than a storage water heater.
The tankless is available in two types, the point of use and the whole house water heater. Point of use tankless water heaters provide an ideal solution for remote bathrooms, garage workshops, outdoor kitchens, employee restrooms and other locations where long pipe runs would otherwise be required, and/or in a single location. While whole-house tankless water heaters in Arlington can supply multiple locations with hot water.
However, a single whole house tankless may not be able to provide for the needs of larger households. Households that use a large amount of hot water, such as two family members showering while the dishwasher is operating may find a single tankless to be insufficient. In this situation, you may need a larger tankless, or utilize multiple tankless water heaters in Arlington.
Regardless of the type of water heater selected, whether storage or tankless water heaters in Arlington, the efficiency, performance and lifespan of the appliance will rely on providing routine maintenance and repair when required. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can provide the necessary maintenance, a professional water heater installation, and the water heater repair that you require.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing professional plumbers offer a wide range of plumbing services, including the professional expertise required for the installation, maintenance and repair of tankless water heaters in Arlington. Our expert, licensed plumbers serve Arlington, Fort Worth, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.