There are a lot of steps you can take to cut back on energy usage in your home, such as turning off lights when you leave a room and upgrading to more efficient fixtures. One of the best and most popular energy upgrades a homeowner can make is switching to a tankless water heater.
A tankless water heater is much smaller in size than your average tank water heater, but this isn’t the only reason to install one. Tankless water heaters use a significantly smaller amount of energy to heat up the water, which can help you to save quite a bit of money. Call the friendly plumbers at Shilo Plumbing to learn more, and schedule installation or other services with our experts.
The Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters benefit homeowners in many different ways. The major selling point is that these units only heat up water on demand. Storage tank water heaters must remain running at all times so that hot water is always available. But tankless water heaters shut off right after you turn off the hot water tap in your sink or shower. Tankless water heaters are also small, allowing for more room in a closet or garage. They have longer lifespans than most tanks—provided you take care of them and call professionals for maintenance on an annual basis.
Choose Professional Tankless Water Heater Installation
Make sure that you only allow a professional to install or service your tankless water heater. Professional plumbers are trained to follow all local codes concerning temperature settings, placement, and the setup of the hot water lines. Professionals are equipped to handle the installation safely and ensure that you have adequate hot water for your family’s needs. Larger households may need multiple fixtures in different areas of the home so that the hot water output is sufficient.
Tankless Water Heater Maintenance Procedures
While tankless water heaters typically have long lifespans, this cannot be guaranteed. You have to care for your hot water heater properly if you expect it to perform as needed for many years. Be sure to call a plumber at the first sign that you need tankless water heater repairs, so that small issues do not escalate into something major. Additionally, we recommend scheduling professional tankless water heater maintenance every 1–2 years. The heat exchanger in your unit could fail if too much sediment builds up around it. That is why it’s especially important to schedule regular maintenance visits if hard water is an issue in your home.
When you need tankless water heater services trust the job to local plumbers who have been in business since 1990. Call the team at Shilo Plumbing and you can expect excellent customer service as well as above average skill and workmanship. We are the only local plumbing company you’ll ever need, so give us a call today!