Tankless water heaters provide higher energy efficiency than conventional water heaters. This is because a conventional water heater continually uses energy to keep a tank of water hot. Tankless water heaters heat water on demand when you turn on a tap. A tankless can last 20 years under normal circumstances, although it will require periodic water heater maintenance, as any hot water heater will. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg for the installation or repair of tankless water heaters in Katy.
Hard water, excessive demand, and improper installation can cause problems in tankless water heaters.
Hard Water Effects
The buildup of minerals from hard water is a common problem for any water heater, including the tankless. Scale build-up decreases the appliance’s energy efficiency, performance, and can cause premature failure of all types of water heaters if not properly maintained.
If you have hard water, consider the installation of a water softener. Otherwise, flush the appliance periodically as recommended with a vinegar solution, or as instructed according to the owners’ manual. However, in some models, flushing may not be a do-it-yourself project. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Katy can provide the maintenance of your tankless or conventional water heater needs.
The installation of tankless water heaters in Katy differs from a conventional water heater. For example, the natural gas line may require an upgrade to accommodate the greater need for gas flow depending on the model selected.
If your household uses a large amount of hot water simultaneously, such as two persons showering at the same time, the tankless water heater may not meet the demand. A model with greater capacity may be required, or multiple units can provide a solution, along with greater savings on the cost of producing hot water. Furthermore, demand overload can result in a reduced lifespan for any water heater, reinforcing the need for proper sizing. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber will ensure the proper size for your household.
Proper installation is essential for efficient performance, and your safety. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg for the professional installation of tankless water heaters in Katy. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg offers the expertise to assure proper installation, and our work is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Your Household?
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a household using less than 41 gallons per day will achieve as much as a 34% greater efficiency with a tankless water heater vs. conventional water heaters.
For households using high amounts of hot water, approximately 86 gallons per day or more, a tankless water heater can still be 14% more efficient.
Other factors are involved in determining if a tankless is right for your home. A Benjamin Franklin Plumber can assist you in determining the most efficient water heater for your household.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg offers a wide variety of plumbing services, including water heater maintenance, water heater repair, and installation. For the professional installation of tankless water heaters in Katy, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. We serve Katy, Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.