Tankless Water Heater | Tankless Water Heaters Arlington
Today’s average homeowner is increasingly selecting energy saving options for their homes. One appliance that is experiencing an increased interest is the tankless water heater. The tankless water heater, (also called “on demand water heaters”), provides hot water as it is needed. This prevents the standby energy losses involved conventional tank water heaters. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s professional plumbers install tankless water heaters in Arlington.
Hot Water on Demand
When a hot water tap is opened, cold water travels into the tankless water heater where it is heated by either an electric element or a gas burner. Tankless Water Heaters will typically produce a flow rate of 2-5 gallons per minute. Gas models will produce a higher flow rate than electric models and will produce hot water faster than an electric model. The gas model is the only unit qualifying for the Energy Star program and the applicable tax incentives, credits and refunds.
The tankless water heater will not satisfy every households need for hot water, specifically those using more than 41 gallons per day, or those who use two taps at the same time. For example, if you and your spouse generally shower at the same time each morning in separate shower, someone may have an uncomfortable shower. These problems can be resolved with the installation of a tankless water heater specifically sized to produce more hot water, or the installation of two or more tankless water heaters in Arlington.
This highlights why it is critical for a homeowner planning to install a tankless water heater to use a qualified and experienced plumber. Household hot water usage and habits must be carefully considered and accurately assessed to ensure adequate hot water to maintain a consistently hot shower. Other factors such as the length of pipe runs and the environment in which pipes pass are factors to consider as well. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber can assist you in ensuring you receive sufficient hot water for your household when considering a tankless water heaters in Arlington.
Tankless Water Heaters are solutions for problem locations requiring hot water including:
- Outdoor kitchens
- Pool houses
- Remote bathrooms in the home, Jacuzzi or hot tubs
- To serve as a booster for solar water heating systems.
- Workshops, garages, commercial locations with employee lunchrooms and restrooms with a single sink.
- Potting sheds and outdoor craft studios.
- Livestock barns.
- Any hot water use where long pipe runs would otherwise be required.
Tankless Water Heaters can be up to 34% more energy efficient than conventional water heaters. A Tankless Water Heater installed at each hot water tap can achieve up to 50% energy savings.
Installation and Maintenance
There are numerous factors to be considered in the installation of tankless water heaters in Arlington. These factors include power and/or gas supply, gas pressure and gas ventilation to name a few. The installation of a tankless water heater should be provided by a qualified, licensed plumber to ensure equipment accurately sized for your home, efficient performance and safe installation to code.
As with any other water heater, a tankless model will require annual maintenance to ensure proper and efficient operation. Annual maintenance will include the removal of hard water deposits, which can adversely affect the tankless water heaters performance and service life. A licensed plumber can provide this service. Refer to the appliance’s owner’s manual for information regarding the specific maintenance of tankless water heaters in Arlington.
Tankless water heaters last an average of 20 years. With the availability of parts this may be extended even further depending upon the model. While the tankless will cost more initially than a standard grade conventional water heater, it lasts on average twice as long under normal circumstances and with routine maintenance. However, the energy efficiency of tankless water heaters in Arlington will exceed any current conventional style water heater when properly sized and installed.
Our plumbers serve Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas with first quality plumbing services, included professional tankless water heater installation for your hot water needs. Call to schedule a consultation to find out if your home’s hot water requirements can be met with energy efficient tankless water heaters in Arlington. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.