Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth the Investments?

Biard and Crockett Plumber servicing Tankless Water Heater

Installing a tankless water heater in your home is a good investment to make if you want to lower your utility bills, and get hot water faster. You need to know the pros and cons of installing a tankless water heater in your home to make sure it is the right decision to install one in your home. At Biard & Crockett Plumbing Services always want to make sure that our customers know what they are getting into when buying a tankless water heater. Trust in our decades of experience with these systems to make a fully informed decision.

Tankless hot water heaters are often called demand or on-demand hot water heaters because they quickly heat water as it flows through them rather than storing water in a tank that heats the water over time like traditional water heaters. Tankless water heaters are now preferred over traditional water heaters because they have become more efficient than their predecessors. Tankless heaters waste less water and use less energy when heating water, saving you money. Our expert plumbers in Orange can both install and repair tankless water heaters for your home or business.

What will I Need to Install a Tankless Water Heater in my home in Orange?

With tankless water heaters you need a dedicated gas line or a new vent line, which requires an expert plumber to install, you cannot swap out your existing water heater with a tankless one. Fortunately, Biard & Crockett Plumbing in Orange has technicians with the experience needed to install these lines efficiently.

A recirculation system might be required if your water heater and furthest fixture in your home are far apart.  Refer to the Hot Water Recirculation section for more information.

It is highly recommended that a water softener be used in conjunction with a tankless heater. Because of the way the water is heated, scaling will be an issue.  All tankless units need to be de-scaled periodically.  Those installed without a softener should be de-scaled yearly.  Every tankless heater installed by Biard & Crockett has bypass valves installed with it so the descaling procedure can be done with minimal effort. Regular descaling should not be a reason not to get a tankless water heater, because we always make sure you know what to expect for what maintenance is required to keep your water heater in good working condition.

We feature the Nortiz line of tankless water heaters but Biard and Crockett  is able to install and repair most of water heater brands on the market today.

Benefits of Choosing a Tankless Water Heater

Even though a tankless water heater costs more than traditional heaters, the money they save you over time actually makes them the better option. One of the biggest benefits of tankless water heaters the continuous flow of hot water they provide. Tankless water heaters are able to provide enough hot water for everything you need. You can do laundry, wash dishes, and take a hot shower or bath and still have hot water. Furthermore, if you’re running a business, you don’t want to leave your employees or customers waiting for hot water.

Besides consistently having hot water on demand rather than a limited supply stored in a tank, tankless water heaters also have a number of other benefits to consider:

  • Last 5-10 years longer than your standard water heater
  • Take up less space
  • Use less energy
  • No tank to rupture, which can cause flooding

Any of our qualified plumbing technicians will be able to discuss tankless water heater technology with you over the phone or we can come to your residence anywhere in Orange to make sure you can make an informed decision on buying and installing a new water heater in your home.

How do I Select a Tankless Water Heater? Come visit our retail location in Orange!

There are a few things to consider when choosing which tankless water heater you need for your home. First, you will need to determine your hot water needs. Knowing how much demand for hot water you have at your home or business is the first step; the second is knowing your desired water temperature. In residential plumbing, most hot water heaters are set to heat water to around 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Industrial and commercial plumbing requirements can easily exceed these temperatures, especially in businesses where sterilization is important. Biard & Crockett in Orange can help you determine your hot water consumption to assist you in your search for the correct tankless water heater.

Upon request, the certified plumbers at Biard & Crockett Plumbing will assess your plumbing needs and provide you with recommendations for which tankless hot water is best for your home or business. Our experience with tankless water heaters allows us to provide you recommendations not only for technical requirements, but also for quality and brand, we know the strength and limitations of all brands on the market. Come to our retail location located in Orange, and we will show you show you the most current brands. We can also calculate how much energy and water savings you can expect based on various plumbing configurations.

Added Benefits of Choosing Biard and Crockett Plumbing

Biard & Crockett is a full service plumbing company located in Orange. All of our service technicians are properly trained to get the job done right the first time, every time. Every customer’s experience is important to us. Give us a call and see just how different we are from the other plumbers. Be sure to contact us for all your plumbing needs including tankless water heater system installation.