Tankless Water Heater Services
Tankless water heaters heat the water you use in your home as you need it (they're also sometimes called on-demand water heaters). Traditional water heaters keep large amounts of water stored in their tanks, which they have to constantly work to keep at temperature. In Europe and Japan, tankless water heaters have actually been the norm for a while, and they’re now beginning to gain popularity in the US.
Now Plumbing can help you decide whether or not a tankless water would be right for your home. Tankless water heaters are more energy efficient than traditional water heaters, and they also function more effectively. It is true, however, that a tankless water heating system will cost more upfront than traditional water heaters, and they may require upgrades to your natural gas line or your venting system. In the right home, though, tankless water heaters installed by a professional plumbing company will pay for themselves.
Energy Efficient Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters use natural gas or propane gas to heat water only when needed. When water flow is detected, our Fairhope tankless water heaters will begin heating water as it passes through the copper heat exchanger. When the demand for water ceases, the tankless water heater unit shuts down and uses no energy.
This energy efficiency makes tankless water heaters the ultimate choice in today’s world of high energy costs and environmental preservation.
Should You Make the Switch?
When you're deciding whether or not a tankless water heater is right for your home, you need to consider a number of factors. Here are some of the benefits and some of the drawbacks of tankless water heaters.
- Tankless water heaters are much more efficient than traditional water heaters.
- They also take up much less space. They can be installed on your walls or even outdoors.
- They can save you a significant amount of money on your water heating costs, while also providing you with hot water much more effectively.
- Gas units require the additional expense of annual servicing, and they may produce greenhouse gases.
- They cost up to three times as much as traditional water heaters.
- Venting gas and propane units requires expensive stainless steel tubing.