Why A Plumber Recommends A Tankless Water Heater | New Orleans, LA
Are you planning to get a water heater replacement but can’t decide which water heater to invest in for your home? Read further to learn why a plumber recommends you should invest in a tankless water heater for your home. If you have questions or are ready to install a new unit, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our plumbing experts can install both tank-type and tankless water heaters for your home.
Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
Below are the reasons why we think it’s better for you to invest in a tankless water heater. Feel free to get in touch if you have questions or clarifications:
If you’ve used a conventional water heater, you’re already probably aware you need to constantly turn on the unit to get hot water. When you turn it off, it will take several minutes to heat the water. It’s more convenient to turn on the water heater at all times but this also means you’re consuming more energy for it.
The tankless water heater on the other hand only consumes energy when you turn on the shower or the faucet. That’s right, you don’t need to turn on the unit at all times. It’s also called an on-demand water heater because you use energy only when you use water, making it the most energy-efficient option. If your first priority is energy conservation, we recommend you contact a plumber today to install a tankless water heater.
You save energy because there’s no standby heat loss with the tankless unit. The only downside though is that the tankless water heater costs more than the conventional water heater. However, you’ll be able to save money in the long run because the tankless unit lasts longer and is more energy-efficient.
Lasts Up to 20 Years
A conventional water heater can last up to 10 years but it may start to become less efficient in the 7th year or if you don’t properly maintain the unit. The tankless water heater can last up to 20 years, which means you don’t need to keep buying another water heater every few years or so.
Choosing a new water heater every few years and hiring a plumber to install it can be inconvenient and costly but you get to skip this if you invest in a tankless water heater. Ask us anything about water heaters and we’re more than happy to help. Our plumbing experts are also experienced with almost all types of water heaters and we’re familiar with most brands.
Reduces Risk of Flooding in the Basement
One of the reasons homeowners decide to invest in a tankless water heater is that it’s one of the safest options. If you have a conventional water heater, this means you’ll need to purchase a huge tank. The size depends on how many people live in your household and how many appliances you use simultaneously.
You’ll need to ensure your water heater is in good condition because when the tank leaks in the basement, you’ll be having a lot of problems. Imagine how much it would cost when the water heater is full and it starts to leak and you’re not home. It’s going to cost you a lot especially when you also store some of your belongings in the basement. You can reduce the risk of having to encounter flooding in the basement by installing a tankless water heater.
The tankless water heater can be installed on the bathroom wall because it’s a compact unit. You can also store it in a cabinet in the bathroom, depending on the size of the unit. We recommend you only hire a licensed plumber though to ensure the unit is correctly installed. Talk to us to know your options or if you’re ready to install a tankless water heater.
Requires Less Maintenance
If you have a standard water heater tank, it’s important that you drain the tank to remove the sediment that can build up inside and affect the efficiency of your unit. It can lead to problems such as not having enough hot water or fluctuating water temperatures. Although it’s recommended to drain the water heater just once a year, there might be a need to do it twice or even thrice especially when there are high levels of hard water in your plumbing or you have low water pressure.
Additionally, you’ll need to also contact a plumber to professionally inspect the water heater. The plumber will need to check the components of your water heater to ensure it’s working, and if your water is clean. You need routine plumbing inspections if you want to maximize the efficiency of your water heater and extend its life.
You don’t need to do all the things above if you have a tankless water heater. It’s still important to maintain your unit though but just minimal. Just make sure you follow the manufacturer’s recommendation on how to properly maintain the unit and you’ll be fine. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact a plumber.
Increase the Value of Your Home
If you’re planning to sell your home in the future, installing a tankless water heater can attract more potential homebuyers. Most consumers today prefer an energy-efficient home because it’s environmentally friendly and they get to save more money. The tankless water heater is one of the most energy-efficient appliances you can install for your home.
Contact bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans
Do you need a plumber to help you repair, inspect or install tank-type or tankless water heaters? We can help. Our plumbing experts are licensed and experienced with both types of water heaters. We’re also experienced with most brands and our team always prioritizes your safety most of all. Additionally, we work hard to ensure all customers are happy with our services.
If you’re looking for a plumber that can really deliver, contact bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans today for an appointment.
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