Gas tankless water heaters in Houston will provide significantly improved energy efficiency by using the heat exchanger only when hot water is needed, rather than maintaining a tank of hot water 24/7. When you open a hot water tap, the tankless begins heating water by super heating it as it passes through the heat exchanger. The process of heating water only when it’s needed can save you up to 34% on the energy bill, according to the EPA, and provides an endless supply of hot water. Once you close the tap, the water flow stops, and the tankless water heater will shut down. Without a tank to heat water repeatedly, the standby heat loss of conventional hot water heaters is eliminated. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg for additional information, or to schedule installation of tankless water heaters in Houston.
A Tankless Saves Space
The conventional water heater can take up a great deal of valuable floor space. However, tankless water heaters are a fraction of the size and can be installed on any wall, indoors or outdoors. Just think of what you can do with the extra space when you replace an existing storage water heater with a tankless!
Tankless water heaters have an average lifespan of to 20 years with routine maintenance, and potentially longer with availability of parts. That is twice as long as a conventional water heater providing a higher reliability.
In areas with hard water, all water heaters require maintenance. Flushing removes the accumulating buildup caused by the minerals in hard water, whether the water heater is tanked or tankless. The frequency required depends on the hardness of your water. A Ben Franklin plumber in Houston will be aware of the characteristics of water in your area, and can advise you on the recommended frequency. In addition, if you prefer a professional flush for your water heater, our plumbers can provide it for you.
Tankless water heaters in Houston are available that have earned ENERGY STAR® approval.
The tankless is available in gas or electric types. However, only gas tankless water heaters have earned Energy Star approval for energy efficiency. Furthermore, tankless water heaters are available in a whole house model or tankless point of use water heaters. The whole house is designed to do what its name indicates – provide hot water for the entire home. The point of use tankless provides hot water for individual locations, the remotely located bathroom on the back of the house, or in your shop, for example. The point of use is ideal for remote locations requiring long pipe runs. It can assist you in providing hot water for those locations without the long wait for hot water, or the loss of energy from wasted hot water left behind in the pipes.
Tankless water heaters in Houston can also save your business money and is useful in employee restrooms and kitchens, wash stations and more. Contact our plumbers today to see if a tankless water heater is right for your home.
If you are considering investing in a tankless water heater, call on the trusted professionals of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg for professional installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of your water heater. Our licensed plumbers are highly trained and offer expertise in a wide range of plumbing services including those for tankless water heaters in Houston. You can rely on our professional plumbers for quality service with each and every job. We serve Houston, Katy, Sugar Land and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.