Tankless Water Heaters
Heating up water is one of the most commonly used processes in a household. Who doesn’t like a hot shower, right? This process, because of its frequency, can account for up to 30% of an average home’s energy cost. Another hassle homeowners often deal with is replacing a water heater that is leaky or not working anymore. What’s our recommended solution? A gas tankless water heater. Not only is a tankless water heater more dependable; it can cut your energy bill by almost up to half of what you were paying before. This upgrade can also add value to your home while delivering all the hot water you and your family need.
Gas tankless water heaters are extremely practical and actually work quite simple compared to the older water heaters. The traditional way of heating water was to fill up a water tank and heat the water inside the tank, which could take anywhere up to an hour to get the water to the right temperature. Tankless water heaters utilize a heat exchanger to heat the water before it reaches your shower or faucets. When the water passes through the heat exchanger, the water is heated instead of having to be heated in bulk through a traditional water heater. This is an astounding 22 percent more efficient to energy costs than your standard gas-fired water heater.
A typical household runs through roughly 76 to 80 gallons of water per day. This includes 3-4 showers, a load of laundry, running the faucets 9-11 times and running the dishwasher after dinner. While this might be considered an overestimate by some people, it is actually fairly accurate to a common family. With all of this water running through your home, a standard water heater can heat and reheat water all day long. This means that the water heater is going to run more, ultimately giving you a higher energy bill.
If you decide to go for a tankless water heater, the water is heated as needed. The water is heated immediately to the desired temperature once you run a faucet, do a load of laundry, turn on your dishwasher, or hop in the shower. Saving your old water heater the energy from having to run constantly will also save you the money from having to pay for that. Due to this innovation and streamlined service, you should see the energy bill for your home take a huge dive.
The prices on tankless water heaters vary, and yes, they are more expensive than a standard water heater. However, keep in mind that you are making an investment in bringing down your energy costs in the long term. One of the most commonly asked questions is whether or not installing a tankless water heater will require extra pipes or the replacement of pipes already in place. Most tankless water heaters will not require any extra pipes.
Tankless water heaters usually do not need any extra electrical panels to be installed to your home, as they typically are able to run off of the same electrical panel as your original water heater. If you plan on installing a generator to your home, you will need to ask a professional about installation or crossing your tankless water heater over to a generator. Give LA Metro Plumbers a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
Don’t pay for the replacement and maintenance of standard water heaters anymore. Don’t run out of hot water anymore. Don’t pay for expensive costs of running a traditional heater throughout the day. Tankless water heaters are one of the wisest investments you can make as a homeowner. By using this innovative heat exchanger, you will never be without hot water. Contact LA Metro Plumbers for any questions on the installation of a new system in your area.
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