When you consider the hot water heater is the second largest consumer of energy in the home, it makes sense that you can save money with an energy efficient option. If you are shopping for a water heater, tankless water heaters in Fort Worth may be the choice for you. In addition, tankless water heaters are also called ‘on demand’, because they only consume energy when you need hot water. The advantages are numerous and are the results of its design:
- The tankless is energy efficient due to its heating water only when you turn on a hot water tap.
- While conventional water heaters lose efficiency over time, the tankless continues to provide energy savings throughout its lifespan.
- The lifespan for tankless water heaters averages 20+ years, compared to a conventional water heater with an 8 to 15 year lifespan.
- The tankless water heater requires significantly less space, leaving you will all the extra space for other uses.
It is often cited that you can purchase a standard water heater for significantly less. While it is true, it is also true that you can also purchase a base model lower end car without any of the advantages or new technologies for significantly less than an energy efficient hybrid.
The adage of ‘you get what you pay for’ is also true in water heaters. As you compare the costs of energy efficient storage units to the tankless, you will find the difference in cost greatly narrows. Furthermore, comparing an inefficient basic water heater to an efficient tankless water heater in Fort Worth should only be considered when the budget is tight, and cost is the decisive factor.
The budget is often the guiding factor in selecting a water heater, followed by the desired efficiency. However, it is the tankless water heater’s ability to provide endless hot water, coupled with its efficiency that is fueling its growing popularity. When a conventional water heater runs out of hot water you are required to wait, 55 minutes or longer for a fresh tank of hot water. The tankless eliminates this disadvantage, and provides hot water as long as you need it, because it doesn’t rely on a tank of stored hot water. The tankless water heater in Fort Worth produces hot water as needed.
Furthermore, you should consider that storage water heaters provide hot water for 7-10 years. The tankless is designed to last 20 years or longer with routine maintenance. When the goal is to save energy and obtain a long lasting hot water heater, the tankless may be for you.
Not for all Households
While it is true the tankless can save you up to 34% on the cost of hot water production, takes up less space, provides endless hot water and lasts longer, it may not be the optimal choice for large households with a high hot water demand. In households with multiple simultaneous use of hot water (such as 2 or more family members showering at the same time), a single tankless may be unable to meet the need. Multiple tankless water heaters are a solution, but not all budgets will support the extra expense of additional units.
A Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can assess your hot water needs, and explain your options with an estimate.
The Problem of Storage Water Heaters
The primary problem with inefficient storage water heaters is that it stores hot water for future use. The water is heated repeatedly resulting in a loss of energy called standby energy loss. Tankless water heaters in Fort Worth save money by eliminating the energy loss.
Tankless water heaters in Fort Worth are available in whole house and point of use types. The point of use unit is ideal for remote bathrooms, outdoor kitchens, work shops and other areas that typically require long pipe runs.
Installation Requires Expertise
Hire a qualified, licensed plumber for tankless water heater installation. The installation requires the knowledge and expertise of an experienced plumber to ensure a proper installation. Our licensed plumbers have the expertise to ensure the professional installation of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth that meets and/or exceeds the industry standards.
When you call our professional plumbers for tankless water heater installation, we will remove the existing water heater, and clean up when the job is done.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers residential and commercial plumbing services for your convenience. Give us a call to receive additional information, or to schedule installation of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth. Our plumbers serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.