American households rely upon the water heater daily. When it fails and replacement is needed, the majority of homeowner’s prefers an energy efficient option. A tankless water heater in Houston may be the solution you need.
Conventional tank water heaters are designed to store large amounts of water, repeatedly heating it until it is used. The tankless heater on the other hand, is designed to produce hot water only when needed rather than storing it. Water is heated as it passes through the unit on its way to the open tap. It is the lack of reheating stored water that makes tankless water heaters in Houston an efficient option for saving money.
When replacing a water heater, our plumbers will assist you in the selection of the various types of the appliance, ensuring you make an informed decision that’s right for you and your budget. The options include:
- Conventional tank style water heaters are available in electric or gas models. Tanks range in capacity from 20 to 55 gallons. Sizes above 55 gallons in this style of water heater are no longer manufactured due to new federal regulations. Home’s requiring larger capacities will have to install multiple tanks, or utilize hybrid electric heat pump water heaters.
- Tankless water heaters are an energy-efficient, green option. Conventional tank water heaters heat the water in the tank repeatedly; costing homeowner’s money to maintain water temperature. Tankless water heaters heat the water as you need it, saving energy, and money. Benjamin Franklin offers tankless water heaters, installation, repair and annual maintenance to ensure your tankless water heater performs optimally year round.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg experienced plumbers can provide the professional installation of tankless water heaters in Houston. They will remove the old unit, provide a professional installation and clean up when the job is complete.
With routine maintenance, tankless water heaters will outlast conventional water heaters, one of the most popular features for the tankless model. With proper maintenance, and depending upon the water chemistry of your water supply, the tankless can have a life expectancy of approximately 20 years; more than double that of a conventional water heater.
In addition to providing hot water for the home, tankless water heaters are a solution for other applications. For example, a tankless water heater is ideal for supplementing a solar water heater to ensure piping hot water.
A point of use tankless water heater is ideal for remote bathrooms or other locations distant from the home’s main water heater. Pool houses, a workshop, and outdoor kitchens are examples of other uses for tankless units. Anywhere that a long run of plumbing would be needed to provide hot water can be served well with a point-of-use tankless water heater.
In addition, a business can take advantage of the benefits by providing hot water for employee kitchens and bathrooms with the installation of tankless water heaters in Houston.
There are specific factors a plumber will need to configure in installation of a tankless water heater. Factors such as the available energy source (gas or electric) and the amount of gas pressure present if a gas unit is to be installed. Location, ventilation, electrical connections (even a gas unit needs electricity for the control panel), local building code and others to ensure the proper installation, and efficient performance and safety of tankless water heaters in Houston.
The complexity of tankless water heater installation requires an experienced, licensed and gas certified professional plumber in Houston, with the expertise to accurately factor in all of the required information for a tankless installation. With proper installation and annual maintenance, energy efficient tankless water heaters in Houston should provide satisfactory service for your home or office in the decades to come.
Regular maintenance of all types of water heaters can prevent future problems. Call your local Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg to schedule annual maintenance. We service all types of water heaters. Whether it’s a water heater repair, replacement, installation, or maintenance service, our professional plumbers are only a phone call away.
Contact us for additional information regarding tankless water heaters in Houston. We serve Houston, Katy, Sugar Land and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.