Tankless Water Heaters Fort Worth
Why Quality Counts
Enduring quality is a feature to consider when making any appliance purchase. The majority of homeowners will purchase a conventional water heater, because the cost is less upfront in comparison to a tankless water heater. However, a conventional water heater will last an average of 7 to 8 years in extremely hard water, depending upon the maintenance it receives. A tankless water heater on the other hand, can last as long as 20 years if it receives proper maintenance. There are several reasons for the durability of Noritz tankless water heaters in Fort Worth.
Why Noritz Tankless Water Heaters Last
There are two basic reasons behind a Noritz’s long lifespan, quality of construction and reduced operation. Tankless water heaters only operate when a demand for hot water occurs. Unlike a conventional tank water heater, they do not operate continuously to maintain hot water in a tank. The average American family will only use hot water for an hour per day, so a tankless unit does not wear out maintaining a supply of hot water. A tankless produces hot water only when you turn on a tap calling for its production. This is also the reason a tankless water heaters in Fort Worth is energy efficient.
Quality construction is the second factor in the longevity of a Noritz tankless water heater. They are manufactured using copper, plastic or stainless steel, eliminating rust as a cause of potential problems. In addition, water chemistry (the hardness of water), has less impact on these materials. Quality construction is a reason Noritz is a preferred brand among residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
Hard water is the mineral content in water, such as calcium and magnesium. In a conventional water heater, the mineral content builds up inside the tank, eventually degrading the appliance’s efficiency, and reducing the lifespan of a water heater. The design of a tankless leaves few places for minerals to collect, and water traveling through the tankless flushes sediment out of the tankless.
This does not necessarily mean none remains behind. In excessively hard water, scale is still likely to collect. It is essential to descale a tankless water heater periodically. The frequency will depend upon the hardness of your water supply. A Benjamin Franklin plumber will be able to inform you of the recommendation for your specific area.
Tips to maximize the full lifespan potential for Noritz tankless water heaters in Fort Worth include:
A proper installation is one provided by a professional plumber. A qualified, licensed plumber from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing will assure your tankless water heaters in Fort Worth is accurately sized for your household, installed properly, and accurately, according to industry and the manufacturer’s guidelines and current building code.
Furthermore, when you consider the long lifespan potential of a tankless water heater, and the ongoing energy savings, the higher upfront cost becomes irrelevant. A properly cared for tankless continues to provide hot water efficiently, through the lifespan of two or even three conventional tank water heaters.
Regular maintenance of all types of water heaters prevents future problems related to hard water. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® services all types of water heaters. Whether you need water heater repair, replacement, water heater installation, or maintenance, our professional plumbers are only a phone call away.
If you are considering the installation of a tankless water heater, and have questions, contact us for additional information about Noritz tankless water heaters in Fort Worth. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing representative will be glad to assist you. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.