Tankless Water Heaters
Quality Plumbing specializes in Tankless Hot Water Heaters from the top names in tankless water heater technology and innovation: Rheem, Rinnai, Navien and A O Smith.
We install and repair both traditional storage tank water heaters and state-of-the-art tankless water heaters! You’re probably very familiar with traditional storage tank water heaters but here’s some information about tankless water heaters to help you decide which is best for your home or business.
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What is a Tankless Water Heater?
A tankless water heater produces hot water on demand at the precise temperature needed, such as when you turn on a faucet, shower, dishwasher or washing machine. Traditional tank storage water heaters keep hot water stored in a water tank for future use. Tankless water heaters can heat water using natural gas, electricity or propane. They can be installed almost anywhere, indoors or outdoors, and are about the size of a medicine cabinet or small suitcase.
There is a wide range of options when choosing a tankless water heater for your home. Whole-home tankless water heaters are a great choice for homes with small to large water consumption such as busy families, homes with large luxury bathtubs or walk-in showers, additions, garages or even outbuildings. Point-of-use, electric tankless water heaters are a perfect solution for a single faucet or shower. Wireless digital temperature controls for your tankless water heater can be mounted in any room.
How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?
There is no water tank in a tankless system to store hot water. Instead, when you turn on the hot water, water flows through the unit’s heat exchanger rapidly bringing it up to temperature. The flow of water through the unit activates sensors for the heat exchanger and flow rate. When water flow ceases, the tankless water heater goes into stand-by mode.
Why replace your old tank storage water heater with a tankless water heater?
A miracle of modern plumbing when they first arrived in the early 20th century, we gladly tolerated the limitations of storage tank water heaters such as running out of hot water and the extra cost of keeping water in the tank hot 24 hours a day as preferable to heating water on a stove.
Tankless water heaters do away with these and many other limitations of traditional tank storage water heaters. Because of their energy and space saving features, tankless water heater have been popular in Europe since the 1970s and with new state-of-the-art technology, they are fast becomming the popular choice of many homes in the USA as well.
What are the Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater?
1) Lower Utility Bills
Because storage tank water heaters run continuously, they consume more energy than tankless water heaters. Tankless water heaters only heat water when it’s needed, saving energy and money on your utility bills. There is not even a standing pilot light on a natural gas powered tankless water heater. When water flow is detected a direct ignition sends a spark to the main burner further increasing energy efficiency. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that tankless water heaters are 24% to 34% more energy-efficient than storage tank water heaters.
2) No More Running Out of Hot Water
Everyone has experienced running out of hot water when you need it most. When the storage tank of a traditional hot water heater is out of hot water, it can take 30 minutes or more to refill. Tankless water heaters never run out of hot water. They continuously produce hot water for as long as you need it.
3) Instant Heating
In areas of the home distant from the traditional storage tank water heater, the small size (about 2 feet by one foot) of a wall mounted tankless water heater allows it to be installed almost anywhere to provide practically instantaneous access to hot water. Tankless hot water heaters can be installed close to your primary points of use such as the kitchen or master bathroom. Point-of-use, electric tankless water heaters are a perfect solution for a single faucet or shower.
4) A Longer Lifespan
Tank storage water heater have a lifespan of about 10 to 15 years while tankless water heaters can last for 20 years or more. The shorter lifespan most often involves storage tank failure. Warranties for tankless water heaters are typically twice as long as for storage tank water heaters.
5) Less Space Requirements
Tank storage water heaters are much bigger and heavier than tankless water heaters and require valuable floor space. Whole-house tankless units are much smaller, mount on a wall and will fit in tight spaces. When installing tank storage water heaters on an upper floor, flooring reinforcement is required. On the contrary, because it is small (about 2 feet by 1 foot) and wall mounted, a point-of-use tankless water heater can be placed wherever you want it.
6) Precise Water Temperature Control
Wireless digital temperature controls for your tankless water heater can be mounted in any room where you can control and instantly change the temperature of your hot water to the precise temperatures you desire.
7) No Risk Of Water Damage from Tank Leaks
Water tank leaks are a common reason for water heater replacement. If the water tank leaks on a traditional water heater, it can cause considerable water damage to your home, especially flooring.
In what areas does Quality Plumbing install tankless water heaters?
Quality Plumbing installs tankless and traditional storage tank water heaters throughout the Northshore including Mandeville, Covington, Hammond and Slidell, Louisiana. We service all residences in St Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes.
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If you’re a Homeowner on the Northshore and have any questions about Tankless Water Heaters, Call Quality Plumbing, the Plumbing Professionals and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have right over the phone.