Berkeley’s Tankless Water Heater Service Experts
When you think of home water heaters, the ubiquitous storage tank comes to mind. Taking up most of the garage, these systems have their merits, but a tankless water heater has even more savings for the average home. Attached to the wall, these compact heaters provide part, or all, of the home with heated water. At Albert Nahman, we understand the importance of customer service, but you don’t have to take our word for it, click here to take a look at our reviews and testimonials.
What are Tankless Water Heaters?
A tankless water heater is actually a heat exchanger hidden inside a strong outside housing. As water is requested by certain home fixtures, from showers to laundry systems, water flows into the heater. As it passes through the exchanger, cold water is instantly heated to a preset temperature. Heated water flows to the necessary fixture, providing hot water in almost every home.
You can choose from a whole house or point-of-use system. If you only have one or two fixtures that require hot water, you can save significant money by selecting a point-of-use model. With a small size, these systems are perfect for studio apartments, for example. Whole house systems work well for families requiring numerous hot water outlets, including dishwashers, sinks and showers. You'll never notice the difference between a tank or tankless system at the fixture itself.
What are the Benefits of Installing a Tankless Water Heater?
Tankless water heaters offer more space savings than any other heating system. Some systems can be installed under sinks or in garages, depending on the model. There is no need to reserve a huge tank area to keep the home supplied with hot water. You won't run out of hot water either, unlike tank models. Water flows continuously through the unit, providing an endless hot water supply.
Your energy savings are another huge benefit. With fuel sources as varied as natural gas, electric or propane, tankless models use minimal energy to warm water. They don't need to heat gallons of stored water at any one time. Tankless models simply heat on demand for the immediate volume moving through the heat exchanger.
How Often Should I Replace My Tankless Water Heater?
Your tankless water heater should last about 20 years. This longevity is one of the top reasons to purchase a tankless system. Tank systems corrode and possibly flood a home after 10 to 15 years of use. Stored water eventually breaks the tank down. With tankless systems, they last long and do not have flood potential.
Proper maintenance is always necessary to reach the 20-year mark. Allow Albert Nahman Plumbing to service the heat exchanger and adjust any internal components to keep the system working perfectly. Because there is no stored water inside the unit, maintenance costs are minimal.
Contact Albert Nahman Plumbing today at 510- 843-6904. Serving the Berkeley, CA area, we are proud to go over any questions about tankless heaters, their maintenance or installation.