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Tankless water heaters have grown in popularity for decades due to their energy efficiency, compact size, and constant supply of hot water. These water heaters can be a great choice for eco-conscious households, homes with limited space, and households with high hot water usage.

In today’s blog post, Mr. Rooter Plumbing dispels some of the most common tankless water heater myths. We will also share the facts about tankless water heaters that you need to know. Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the plumbing company you can count on for tankless water heater installation and all of your water heater needs.

Myth 1: Tankless Water Heaters Are Expensive To Maintain

Tankless water heaters require a bigger initial investment for installation, but they have lower maintenance costs compared to traditional models. They can actually save you money on your energy bills in the long run. Since they only heat water when you need it, they eliminate the standby energy loss that occurs with traditional tank heaters. In addition, they tend to have a longer lifespan than tank-style water heaters.

Myth 2: They Only Work With Natural Gas

Some tankless water heaters are powered by natural gas, but not all. These water heaters can be powered by natural gas, propane, or even electricity. However, electric tankless models may require a significant electrical service upgrade to function properly. Make sure you hire a professional plumbing repair service to get the job done.

Myth 3: They Deliver Hot Water Instantly

A good number of homeowners have purchased tankless water heaters solely on the widespread belief that they deliver instant hot water. This is not entirely true. While tankless water heaters are super-fast, they aren't quite instantaneous. There is a short wait time as the cold water travels to the unit and gets heated. This delay is usually just a few seconds, but it's important to be aware of it. The wait time can also be slightly affected by the distance between the heater and the faucet.

Myth 4: All Tankless Water Heaters are the Same

Tankless water heaters come in various sizes and with different features. Choosing the right one depends on your specific needs. Some of the factors to consider include:

  • Fuel source: They can be powered by natural gas, propane, or electricity. Electric models might require an electrical service upgrade.
  • Flow rate: This determines how much hot water the heater can produce per minute.  A higher flow rate is needed for multiple hot water demands simultaneously (like showers and dishwashers running together).
  • Climate: Some models have built-in freeze protection for colder regions.

If you need help selecting the right tankless water heater for your household, get in touch with a plumbing service that specializes in water heater installation.

Myth 5: Anyone Can DIY Install a Tankless Water Heater

While some people might be handy enough to tackle it themselves, it's recommended to have a qualified plumber install a tankless water heater. They have the expertise to ensure proper installation, venting, and gas or electrical connections for safe and efficient operation. DIY water heater installation is a bad idea. Apart from voiding the warranty, you may make faulty connections that could lead to gas leaks. Installing an electric-powered tankless water heater requires someone with a good understanding of electrical systems. If it’s time to switch to a tankless water heater, reach out to a trusted plumbing service like Mr. Rooter Plumbing.

Turn To Mr. Rooter Plumbing for Tankless Water Heater Installation

Whether you need help installing a tankless water heater or fixing a faulty water heater, turn to Mr. Rooter Plumbing. We have been offering dependable water heater services for over 50 years. Call us today or contact us online to schedule water heater services.

May 25, 2024

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