Winter is not a convenient time for a failed hot hot water heater. Furthermore, even with a properly operating water heater, have you noticed the hot water seems to run out faster during the winter? If you are typically the last to shower in the mornings, winter increases your chances of being stuck with cold-water showers in multiple user households. Tankless water heaters in Katy can prevent cold showers by providing hot water on demand.
The availability of hot water is an obvious benefit. With a conventional water heater, once the hot water is used up, it’s a wait of 55 minutes or longer for hot water to be available. This is not the case with tankless water heaters in Katy which produce hot water as needed. When a hot water tap is opened, water flows into the tankless, where a sensor detects the water temperature, gauges how long the burner needs to run to produce hot water at the preset temperature. As the burner supercharges the hot water to the desired temperature, hot water is released, delivering piping hot water to the tap location, such as a luxurious hot shower.
The tankless achieves energy efficiency by the eliminating standby heat losses of conventional water heaters. A conventional tank style water heater maintains hot water 24/7, either heating it or maintaining it to a preset temperature. Whether gas or electric, the water heater heats the water repeatedly, consuming energy.
The tankless water heater eliminates the cycle of heating and reheating hot water. Coupled with an automatic pilot, the tankless doesn’t consume a penny’s worth of energy until it is called for. It turns on and consumes energy only when a hot water tap is opened. The technology provides the reason tankless water heaters in Katy can save 30%, 35% or even 50% on the cost energy to produce hot water.
In addition, the installation of tankless water heaters in Katy offers the benefit of a lifespan of about 20 years when properly maintained, and with parts availability, its lifespan can be even longer.
Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Your Household?
A single tankless water heater may not be adequate for large households. That’s because they produce less hot water than a conventional water heater. Proper sizing and professional installation can provide the tankless water heaters in Katy needed for the average household. As for those with large households, and higher hot water needs, multiple tankless water heaters can provide the solution of hot water for all, and energy savings.
A number of tankless water heaters produce at best a maximum of 5 gallons per minute (GPM). Our quality Noritz tankless water heaters produce up to 11.1 GPM, a substantial difference providing adequate hot water for all but the largest households. Our plumbers will assess your household’s hot water needs to ensure the best solution for you.
The second drawback to a tankless is the initial cost of the appliance and its installation. For extremely large households willing to invest in multiple units, the savings on the cost of energy for producing hot water can be as high as 50%.
Furthermore, as of April 16, 2015, new energy efficiency standards affecting water heaters went into effect. All conventional water heaters reflecting the updated standards will be taller, wider and more costly than previous models, while the majority of tankless water heaters already exceeded the new standards, and are unaffected. This reduces the gap of the initial cost between conventional vs. tankless water heaters in Katy.
Remember, the energy saved will offset the initial cost of the appliance over time, and you find the availability of hot water on demand to be priceless.
Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Katy for tankless water heater installation. Our licensed, highly trained plumbers will ensure water heater installation, whether tankless or conventional, provides adequate hot water for your household.
In addition to the installation of tankless water heaters in Katy, our licensed plumbers provide a wide range of plumbing services for residential or commercial plumbing needs. Benjamin Franklin offers prompt service, plumbers with expertise, and guarantees your 100% satisfaction. We offer emergency plumbing 24/7. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing serves Katy, Sugar Land, Houston, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.