Benefits of Converting to a Tankless Water Heater

Benefits of Converting to a Tankless Water Heater

Did your traditional water heater give you the “cold shoulder?” Do you have no hot water?  Do you need your water heater replaced? Now it’s time to make a choice!  This dilema has also presented you with an opportunity: Should you change over to a tankless water heater instead of replacing your existing traditional water heater?  Here’s the scoop on the benefits of a tankless water heater!

Continuous Hot Water
Gas tankless water heaters give you continuous hot water on demand. When paired with a recirculation pump, they provide guaranteed instant hot water that is endless. You can also set the water temerature to safe levels quite easily.

Space Savings
We install A. O. Smith’s natural gas tankless water heaters can they be mounted inside tighter areas within your house to save space within your home. Our plumbing professionals will show you the best areas that tankless water heaters can be installed. The most popular area of many homes is exactly where your old traditional water heaters were since the pipes and source of electricity and/or gas is readily available, which keeps the installation price down too!

Energy Savings
Gas tankless water heaters only heat your water when you need it, which can reduce energy costs. Paired with A. O. Smith’s 15-year tankless limited warranty, gas tankless models can be a smart, money-saving solution for your home in San Antonio Texas. Believe it or not, keeping 40, 50 or even 100 gallons of water hot all day and all night uses a LOT of energy, energy that you pay for on your relentless electric bill. Heating your water on demand saves a lot of gas or electricity which makes tankless water heaters worth the investment.

How Do Gas Tankless Water Heaters Work?
When a natural gas tankless water heater or propane tankless water heater is installed in your home, it is attached directly to the water line to deliver on-demand hot water. When you open a hot water tap, the water flow sensor within your water heater is triggered and the burner is activated. The water within your system begins to circulate through the heat exchanger, heating your water to the designated temperature and providing you with continuous hot water. Once you turn off your water tap, the unit shuts down to save energy.

Is a gas tankless water heater better than tank?

Both tank and tankless water heaters have advantages depending on your specific needs.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a gas tankless water heater?

The primary advantages of gas tankless water heaters are energy savings, space savings, and continuous hot water. The tankless units may have a slightly higher cost than a traditional water heater however, this initial investment is often paid back within the life of the unit due to the energy savings. Heating your water on demand saves a lot of gas or electricity which makes tankless water heaters worth the investment.

How long does a gas tankless water heater last?

Air & Plumbing Today installs A. O. Smith tankless water heaters that boast industry-leading warranties. While the lifespan of a gas tankless water heater can vary, factors like water conditions, water hardness, usage rates and maintenance all contribute to your water heater’s health. But in the long run, these tankless units should last as long as a traditional water heater or longer depending on several factors including whether or not your home has a water softener too. Water softeners extend the life of ALL appliances that deal with your homes water including tankless water heaters, traditional water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers with the “steam” option, refrigerators with ice and water dispensers, etc. But that’s a whole separate article!

Do tankless gas water heaters use electricity also?

Tankless gas water heaters do use electricity. They use the standard 120V that is used in all homes along with gas as the primary heating source.

What should I consider before installing a gas tankless water heater? What do I need?

Before installation, you will need to determine the incoming ground water temperature, the ideal location in your home, and the correct water heater size required for your needs.

Where should tankless water heaters be installed?

A tankless water heater can be installed anywhere in your home with the correct piping—closets, garage, bathrooms, etc. Our expert plumbers will show you your options as well as the benefits and risks of installation sites within your home.

Does a tankless water heater add value to your home?

While it is difficult to estimate an exact value, the popularity of tankless water heaters can improve the value of your home and time on market if you choose to sell your home. It’s definitely a selling point of any home however they may not increase the value of your home.

If you’re considering converting your home from a traditional water heater to a tankless water heater, the expert plumbers at Air & Plumbing Today will show you your options for both, including several options to meet any budget! We also have great financing options if your budget is tight. Call us now a book a FREE estimate today at 210-519-5959.

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