Is a Tankless Water Heater Right For You?

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right For You?

In Lakewood, Colorado many homes have traditional water heaters, which can often times run out of hot water, and are an added cost to your gas bill. What if you could have an endless supply of hot water and reduce your gas bill. Read more to find out if a tankless water heater is right for you.

What is a Tankless Water Heater?

A MODERN SOLUTION THAT PROVIDES INSTANT, ON-DEMAND HOT WATER!

Since the dawn of civilization, control over water and heating requirements has been the hallmark of a cultured society. That is as much the case now as it was in Roman times but, with soaring energy costs, how can we provide hot water on demand in our homes without breaking the bank?

RINNAI TANKLESS WATER HEATERS – HOW DO THEY WORK?

Rinnai tankless water heaters do not waste energy by constantly maintaining the required temperature in a large storage tank, but instead, water is heated instantaneously, on demand, reducing your energy consumption significantly. If the hot water tap is turned on, cold water flows through the pipes and into the machine where gas or electric elements heat the water, resulting in a constant supply of hot water at a fraction of the price. No more waiting for the tank fill and heat!

FINDING THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR YOUR NEEDS

Typically, our water heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2-5 gallons (7.6 to 15.2 liters) per minute. Gas water heaters produce higher flow rates than electric. For some applications, such as a large household with multiple, simultaneous hot water needs, an extra unit may be required. For example, if the shower and dishwasher are running at the same time, a single tankless water heater can be stretched to its limits. To solve this problem you can install two or more tankless water heaters, connected in parallel, to cope with simultaneous demands of hot water. You can also install single, designated units for high-draw appliances – such as washing machines, showers or dishwashers – that use a lot of hot water in your home.

ADVANTAGES OF AN ON-DEMAND HOT WATER SYSTEM

For homes that use 41 gallons or less daily, tankless water heaters consume 24% – 34% less power than conventional heaters tanks. For homes that use more than 41 gallons per day, energy consumption is reduced by 14% – 24%. Though greater efficiency can be achieved by installing an on-demand heater at each point of access – resulting in energy savings of 27% – 50%.

The initial cost of a tankless water heater is more than that of a traditional water storage heater or boiler, but this is offset by lower maintenance and energy costs. On-demand water heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years and their components are easily and cheaply replaced. Regular maintenance of your water heater can greatly extend its life and minimize any loss of efficiency. In contrast, standard heaters last only 10-15 years and the entire system must be replaced after that time

INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE

Proper installation and maintenance of your tankless water heater can optimize energy efficiency. Lakewood Heating and Plumbing’s HVAC technicians can advise you on the solution that works best for you. Choosing the best solution for your needs depends on a number of factors. These include fuel type, climate, local building code requirements, and regulations. Our technicians are on hand to make sure that your system will provide you with hot water for years to come!

Contact Us today to have a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater installed in your home! If you are located in Lakewood, Golden, Arvada and surrounding areas, Lakewood Plumbing & Heating provides cooling repair, heating system and plumbing services.

Are you thinking about a tankless water heater? Please call your trusted plumber, Lakewood Plumbing & Heating today!

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By |2018-07-30T01:28:11+00:00June 18th, 2018|News, Plumbing, Tankless Water Heater, Water Heaters|