If you are looking for a new water heater, or even if you need to have one repaired, no doubt you will search for “water heater installation near me”. Or perhaps “water heater repair near me“. Well, where do you find water heater installation near me, oops, we mean near you?
The answer to that one is easy: you call us here at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Wichita. We come to you, and you can’t get anyone any nearer than that!
For very many years, water heaters have been those big tank type heaters that heat the water and then store it. The heating part may be done by electricity, natural gas, or propane, but that is how they work. Or if they have gone wrong, don’t work. They heat the water and then you use some or all of it, if you are doing some washing up, having a shower or a bath, and then as you do that, cold water enters the heater and it heats it up and stores it again.
It’s Simple, But Does Have Disadvantages
It’s actually pretty simple. However, it does have disadvantages. Not the least of these is that if you have used all the hot water in the tank you can’t get any more until the heater has heated it up again. So if you have a family of four who all want to use the tub or shower one after the other, somebody is going to have to wait! Not only that, despite the fact that modern water heaters are well insulated, nonetheless they do lose heat, so the water heater is continually having to switch on to heat up to the set temperature again, so if you are not using the water you are wasting money.
Getting a Tankless Water Heater Installed in Wichita
So if you are searching for “water heater installation near me” it might be time to think about a tankless water heater here in Wichita, Kansas. This is exactly what it sounds like. There is no tank of water which is constantly losing heat which has to be restored, but it heats the water AS YOU USE IT. This means that if you want to stand in the shower for an hour you will have constant hot water at an even temperature. If all the family wants to use the tub one after another, no problem.
Another big advantage of tankless water heaters is that, because they have no tank, they are a lot smaller than a tank type water heater. Indeed, they are only about the size of a suitcase and usually hang on the wall, so you save space as well. And because they only heat the water as you use it, they are a lot less expensive to run.