Tankless water heaters, also referred to as on-demand type water heaters, point of use water heaters, and instantaneous water heaters; provide hot water as it is needed. Unlike conventional water heaters, tankless water heaters don’t use a storage tank, since they heat water on-demand. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing specializes in the installation of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth for home’s and businesses.
When a hot water tap is turned on, the fresh, cold water enters the tankless water heater where it is heated by electric elements or a gas burner depending on the type. As a result, it will deliver hot water as needed. However, the tankless doesn’t provide “instantaneous” hot water as many people believe. Once the water is turned off the pipes still contain water which cools. When you turn on a hot water tap with any water heater, the residual water still has to be flushed out before any hot water arrives.
In addition, when making the decision between an electric or gas tankless water heaters typically will produce higher flow rates than their electric counterparts, and is far more energy efficient. In fact, only the gas tankless water heater has achieved Energy Star status for energy efficiency and reliability. Contact Ben Franklin for your questions and an estimate for the installation of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth.
Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters
Households that use 40 gallons or less of hot water on a daily basis, can take advantage of a tankless water heaters and save money. A homeowner can anticipate saving as much as 34% on the cost of producing hot water. Large households using more than 80 gallons per day can expect to save as much as 14% with a single tankless unit. It is possible to achieve even greater energy savings; up to 50% energy efficiency can be achieved when multiple tankless units are installed.
Tankless water heaters in Fort Worth also offer the point of use tankless water heater. These are ideal for remote locations requiring hot water, without the need for long pipe runs which cost you energy. Examples of locations a point of use can be advantageous include:
- Outdoor Hot Tubs
- Pool Bathrooms or other remote Bathrooms
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Garages and Workshops
- Guest Houses
- Employee Kitchens and Restrooms
Tankless systems can also be used in multiples where needed. If you need additional hot water on a daily basis than the current tankless water heater can provide, you can install a larger unit, or an additional unit to meet the demand. Tankless water heaters in Fort Worth also typically provide longer lifespan in comparison to conventional water heaters. The average lifespan of a conventional water heater is about 8 to 10 years, depending on the maintenance provided and the water chemistry. A tankless water heater, on the other hand, can provide 20 years or even longer with routine maintenance and parts availability. Give us a call for answers to your questions, or to schedule installation of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth.
Benefits Summary of Tankless Water Heaters
Energy Savings – Since they only heat water when it’s needed, the energy costs of the conventional water heater storing and continually heating water is obsolete.
Less Space Required – Tankless water heaters can be mounted on a wall, or even within cabinets to conserve space. What can you do with the extra space provided?
Reduced Risk of Water Damage – The tankless water heater doesn’t store water, reducing the risk of water damage to your home and its foundation from a leak due to tank corrosion.
Unlimited Hot Water – Tankless water heaters in Fort Worth provide the homeowner with a continuous flow of hot water indefinitely. This is one of the most popular features for homeowners. Never running out of hot water has both advantages and appeal. A conventional water heater on the other hand, requires considerable time to heat a tank of water once it has been depleted.
Installation & Maintenance
Tankless water heater installation requires the consideration of your needs, fuel type, climate, local building code requirements, and the provision of safety. If you want to increase your home’s energy efficiency with a tankless water heater, hire a qualified, professional plumbing company to provide the installation. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington & Fort Worth specializes in tankless water heater installation, repair and maintenance.
Providing routine maintenance ensures the tankless remains energy efficient, and its long lifespan. Furthermore, in areas with mineral laden hard water, descaling is an important procedure. A Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can provide it for you. The recommended frequency will depend on the chemistry of your home’s water. Our plumbers can assist you with your questions.
About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Fort Worth & Arlington
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Fort Worth & Arlington takes pride in providing professional quality plumbing services for homeowners and businesses, including installation of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth. We guarantee your satisfaction with the prompt, quality work our professional plumbers will provide for all of your plumbing needs. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau and we maintain a rock solid A+ rating ensuring your satisfaction. If you need plumbing service, installation, maintenance or plumbing repair in your home or business, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing today. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas.