When it comes to water heating, Plumbing Solutions Florida is the local expert in the Kissimmee and central Florida area. There are two options for producing hot water for your home, conventional tank water heaters and tankless water heaters. Gas fired tankless heaters are usually more compact, and unlike tank water heaters these units don't have a water storage tank.
Instead, they detect when you turn on a hot water tap and instantly raise the temperature of the water to exactly where you need it. That means you will never run out of hot water again, unless there's a major malfunction with your tankless system. Plumbing Solutions has been working with and installing tankless water heaters for years, and we are experts at repair, maintenance and new installation for these systems. There are many benefits of a tankless water heater and below we will go over some of the main positives of these systems.
Tankless Water Heating
These fantastic units use sensors to detect when the homeowner or occupant turns on the water tap to hot, they then flush the cold water from your water pipes, and instantly send hot water to the desired temperature to the faucet. With a traditional tank water heater there is a water storage tank that needs to be kept hot, and if that tank runs out you will run out of hot water briefly while the tank heater refills and reheats. This is not the case with a tankless system, hot water can be produced on demand without a bulky storage tank.
Tanks maintain temperature around the clock and fire several times per day even if no hot water is required. Also they fire at a much lower rate than tankless so typically they have more than double the run hours of a gas tankless for the same load. Also the standing hot water in a tank encourages more rapid corrosion. Tankless are also smaller so they do not have to be installed in more hostel environments like basements, garages or attics. They have higher quality components than tank water heaters that are designed to last longer and be more serviceable.
Tankless water heaters generally cost more to install upfront than a conventional tank water heating system, but these systems can make up for the cost by lowering your energy bills. In fact, Consumer Reports indicates that tankless water heaters are 22% more efficient than standard models. Your utility savings monthly might be small, but you could save hundreds of dollars each year by switching to a tankless water heater.
Tankless water heaters are much smaller than traditional tank water heaters. They can be floor or wall mounted, giving you more options as to where you would like to place the system. If you have a small home here in Kissimmee these space savings could be crucial!
Since they are more efficient, tankless water heaters qualify for federal tax credits, which help cover the high cost of installation. In December 2016, the federal government offered a 10% tax credit on the overall cost of buying and installing a tankless hot water heater. Energy Star-certified traditional storage heaters are eligible for the very same 10% tax break.
Conventional tank water heaters have to fire up and reheat their storage tanks 24 / 7, when you're gone at work, when you're on vacation for a week or more. This means they are using energy when you don't need them to. Tankless water heaters only fire up when hot water is needed, there is no unneeded energy loss.
If you are ready to learn more about how a tankless water heater could benefit you here in Central Florida reach out to us today. Our team of certified technicians and plumbers is here for your needed hot water heating service. We also do repair and maintenance for all makes and models of tank and tankless water heaters.