Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters, also known as instantaneous or demand-type water heaters, are excellent plumbing installations that can provide a household with unlimited hot water while saving homeowners money on energy bills every year. Many modern homes are switching over to tankless water heaters due to their higher efficiency ratings, lower maintenance costs, and increased convenience.
If you want to go tankless, look no further than the expert plumbers at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing located in Andover, CT. We provide the top plumbing services in the Andover and New London, CT, regions, and our water heater specialists are prepared to install your new tankless water heater at a reasonable price.
How They Work
Tankless water heaters are unique in that they do not require a storage tank like traditional water heaters; instead, the tankless heater unit is installed near the places where you might need hot water (sinks, showers, etc.), and, every time you turn on a hot water tap, cold water is heated as it flows through a gas or electric-powered element. These units create a virtually unlimited supply of hot water for every shower without the inconvenience of waiting for the storage tank to refill.
Energy Efficiency & Tankless Water Heaters
The main energy-waster for traditional water heater models are the standby heat losses associated with having a 30 to 60-gallon water tank continuously heated to have a full store of hot water at the ready when you need it. So, when you are at work and while you are sleeping, water is still heated. On the other hand, tankless water heaters rapidly heat up water only when it’s required, eliminating the wasteful energy consumption of storage tanks.
When you bring in the water heater experts at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to professionally install your tankless system, the energy you will save will be reflected in your annual energy spending throughout the year. Tankless water heaters are 24 percent to 34 percent more energy-efficient than tank models; therefore, if your energy bill for March is usually $100 with a traditional storage tank heater, if you installed a tankless heater, you can potentially skim $24 to $34 off the top of your bill. The savings are obvious – instead of paying $100, your March bill would cost you between $66 and $76.
Other Advantages to Tankless Water Heaters
Besides excellent energy efficiency ratings, a properly installed tankless water heater from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing boasts a few other benefits.
- You Can Rid Yourself of the Cumbersome Tank
The average home with a traditional tank water heater will have a 50-gallon tank of hot water taking up a large amount of space. In contrast, when you go tankless, the units are smaller than an airplane carry-on, taking up much less space in your home.
- Your Water Heater Will Live Longer
Tankless water heaters have an average lifespan of over 20 years as opposed to the 10 to 15-year lifespan of storage water heaters. Additionally, tankless parts are easily-replaced, so proper maintenance and professional repairs can extend their lives even further.
- No Water Storage Means No Leaks
This is pretty self-explanatory. Tankless water heaters are tankless; therefore, they do not store massive amounts of water and cannot leak if something goes wrong.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Tankless Installations
We at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing have nearly two decades of professional plumbing experience, and we are proud to provide tankless water heater installations, water conditioning services, plumbing equipment installation and repair, and well services to the residents of Andover and New London, CT.
To learn more about our many plumbing services, from installations and repairs to unit replacements and preventative maintenance services, don’t hesitate to call us today!