Waking up to a nice warm shower would not be possible without the assistance of an effective water heater. Whether you are doing laundry, washing the dishes, or drawing a bath you undoubtedly need a water heating system that won’t let you down. Tankless water heaters have become increasingly popular because of their ease of use, high level of efficiency, and the fact that they take up very little space. At Daniels Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC our experienced staff can provide you with a wide range of tankless water heater services, from the initial installation, repairs, and comprehensive maintenance programs we are here to guarantee the constant comfort and convenience that comes from a fully functioning unit.
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Are Tankless Water Heaters Better for Large or Small Apartments?
Tankless water heaters can benefit any size home or building. We can install these units in smaller homes or in larger properties with multiple floors and bathrooms. Extremely large properties might have occasional issues because a tankless system can only put out a specific amount of heated water at one time. This makes it difficult to run multiple showers, fixtures, and appliances requiring hot water all at once. In certain cases our knowledgeable professionals will recommend the installation of an additional unit to keep up with the demand. With a tankless system you never have to wait for your water to heat up. Traditional units heat and store a specific amount of hot water, but with a tankless unit water is heated only as you need it. Traditional units have a tendency to waste both water and energy, after installing a tankless system you will see a significant decrease in your monthly utility bills. Our tankless water heaters have a slim profile and can be installed virtually anywhere, freeing up a lot of extra space in your home or commercial property.
Additionally, replacing your older unit with a tankless system will give you the assurance of clean, healthy water every time you turn on your faucets. If not cleaned routinely harmful minerals, rust, and debris can collect in the tank of a traditional unit and be transferred straight into your water supply. If you are thinking about upgrading to a tankless water heater, talk to the team of professionals at Daniels Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC. We will help you to choose the system that is best suited for the specific needs of you and your property.
How Long Do These Systems Last?
One of the main features of these systems is that they last for a much longer time than traditional units. A conventional water heater with a tank usually lasts anywhere from 6 to 10 years. A tankless water heater can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years when installed and maintained correctly. If your property has very hard water containing a high concentration of certain minerals it can reduce this longevity of your unit. If softening systems are not used, hard water can damage some of the components in a tankless system and lower its estimated shelf life.
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Tankless Water Heater Repair vs. Replacement
Just like any other component in your home, your tankless water heater may at some point need to be repaired or replaced. Whenever there is an issue with your tankless water heater, it can be difficult to determine whether to repair or replace the unit.
Signs you should call for repairs:
- An abrupt lack of hot water: This is likely to occur when the venting of the exhaust gases is restricted in some way and the system will shut itself off as a safety precaution. This is a problem that can be diagnosed and fixed by a professional plumber.
- Reduced water flow: A mineral build-up in the tankless water heater will reduce the efficiency of the device and start to restrict water flow. This problem is common in places with hard water and can be fixed by professionals.
Signs that your tankless water heater needs replacing:
- Age: A well-maintained tankless water heater will last between 10 and 15 years. Beyond that point, your unit is likely to develop issues that are too costly to repair and should be replaced.
- Loss of efficiency: If your tankless water heater has sustained enough damage, it can become overwhelmed. You’re better off replacing a unit if it can’t provide the level of output it used to before.
- Frequent repairs: If your unit demands frequent repairs – especially when multiple parts start failing at once, that’s a sign you need to replace the whole system.
What Are Some Common Problems With These Systems?
One of the main problems is mineral buildup. This buildup occurs when you have hard water. Mineral buildup can reduce the efficiency of your tankless water heater over time unless you have a water softener. A second potential problem is corrosion. Corrosion can occur when moisture or condensation gets into the components of the tankless water heater. Corrosion can be combated by calling our plumbing experts for inspections and maintenance on a regular basis. A third potential problem is a system overload. This occurs when too much hot water is demanded at the same moment. Some tankless water heaters will simply shut down when this occurs. Our team is here to make sure that you are receiving the proper amount of hot water at all times by helping you to choose a system that is suited to the specific needs of you and your property.