Tankless water heaters create hot water in your house on demand. Instead of holding hot water in the tank waiting for someone to need it, the system starts heating your water when you turn on the faucet. It reduces wasted energy costs and can improve the delivery of hot water to your household.

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Tankless Water Heater Installation

Tankless water heaters have a few different considerations during installation. If you are installing a tankless water heater system after a traditional water heater, it may require a few minor adjustments. Tankless water heaters are usually shorter and need less floor space. This means pipes and connections often need adjustment to fit the new system. Measuring the floor space and the connections before beginning the process ensures the new system will fit into the required area.

Heating units are typically closer to the appliances they are working with, allowing for a faster flow of hot water. If your home does not have a lot of floor space for a water heater, a tankless system could be the answer. Tankless water heaters work best when they provide hot water to one source at a time.

Tankless Water Heater Replacement

Tankless water heaters typically have a lifespan of more than doubles a traditional tank. Different factors can influence this length of time such as water hardness, regular maintenance, and the age of your heater. Once the lifetime of a water heater ends, it will start showing signs such as:

  • Loud noises
  • Leaking
  • Rusty water
  • Lack of hot water
  • Less efficiency
  • Frequent tripping of the circuit board

If your water heater is showing any of these signs, it may be time to consider a replacement. Costs may seem large up front but save you money in the long run.

With water heaters, newer is usually better. New models must uphold new laws and regulations related to energy efficiency and water conservation. Both can save you money on your bills and will help you to recoup the cost of the initial investment of a new heater.

Tankless Water Heater Service & Repair

You do sometimes have the option to service your tankless water heater. The parts are easier to repair than those of a traditional tank heater, giving you more time with your tankless heater. An experienced professional should make these repairs. Don’t attempt them yourself, because it can cause more damage in the long run to your system.

If your unit requires frequent repairs or part replacements, this can be a sign the end is near. A replacement water heater might be the better option, giving you more value for your money. If you are thinking it might be time to replace your water heating system, give Mr. Rooter Plumbing in Gilroy a call. We’ve got the experience and the right tools to help the job run smoothly. We also provide excellent customer service to our clients. Let us help you get back to taking hot showers in your own home.

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