FAQs: Tankless Water Heater Installations
Frequently Asked Questions About Tankless Water Heater Installations
How Long Does a Tankless Water Heater Last?
Once you have a tankless water heater installed, you can expect it to last up to 20 years with proper maintenance and repairs. Compare this to the average storage water heater, which typically lasts anywhere from 10 to 15 years on average.
What Makes a Tankless Water Heater Beneficial?
Many homeowners prefer tankless water heater installations because they’re more energy-efficient compared to storage water heaters. This is because the tankless water heaters don’t store hot water but instead heat the water as it’s pulled through the system to its requested destination. Tankless water heaters also take up less space in your basement or boiler room because they don’t require a tank.
Is a Tankless Water Heater More Energy-Efficient?
Yes, a tankless water heater is more energy-efficient than a storage water heater. This is because the water heater doesn’t need to continuously run to heat your water. Instead, your tankless water heater will only heat your water as it’s needed.
What Are the Signs I Need a New Tankless Water Heater?
There are a few common signs you need a new tankless water heater. The first sign is that your tankless water heater is getting up there in age. Older water heaters aren’t as energy-efficient as newer models. Other signs you may need a new tankless water heater include unusual noises, water leaking from the equipment, inconsistent water temperature, discolored water, and lower water pressure. Some of these problems can be fixed by a professional and experienced plumbing technician at Western Rooter & Plumbing. However, depending on the severity of the damage, you may need to have your tankless water heater replaced.
What Do You Need for a Tankless Water Heater?
Depending on the type of tankless water heater you choose to install, you may either need an electrical outlet nearby to power the unit or a gas line. Gas-powered tankless water heaters need a gas line along with a vent to remove any combustion gas or air. Electric-powered tankless water heaters only require a nearby outlet.