If you’re tired of wasting water while you wait for it to heat up or fed up with inconsistent water heating, it may be time to consider installing a new tankless water heater. This is a great option if you currently have an aging traditional water heater at home. At Best Plumbing, we offer assistance to help you choose the right water heating option for your home. Learn more about this great feature.
What Is a Tankless Water Heater?
A tankless water heater is a piece of equipment used to heat the water throughout your home. Rather than a typical water heater that houses stored water in a tank, this is a more “on-demand” option. When you’re ready to use hot water there’s no waiting period, the water is heated instantly and continuously.
Homeowners love installing tankless water heaters for the range of benefits they offer. These units are more energy efficient than typical water heaters making them a cost-saving option. Another great feature about tankless water heaters is that they have a longer life span than other equipment and typically do not need as many repairs as other options.
Detecting Issues and Dealing with Tankless Water Heater Repair
No one likes to be surprised with scalding hot or ice-cold water in the shower. Even though tankless water heaters are typically low maintenance, issues can still occur. Here are some signs that you may need to have your tankless water heater repaired.
It’s important to have these repairs done by a professional with years of experience as soon as an issue is suspected. You can put your trust in our team of experts to get the job done right.
Best Plumbing Offers 24/7 Emergency Assistance
We understand plumbing issues often occur without warning. At Best Plumbing, we have experienced plumbers on hand, ready to be dispatched when you need. Your safety is our priority. We strive to manage all plumbing issues with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.
Service Your Tankless Water Heater with Best Plumbing Today!
If you suspect your tankless water heater is in need of repair, do not hesitate to reach out to our team of experts. In need of other plumbing repairs? Our other services include handling leaky faucets, running toilets, and more! We proudly serve homeowners in Bellevue, Everett, Redmond, and beyond. See for yourself why customers love choosing Best Plumbing and give us a call.
Homeowners looking to install plumbing fixtures and systems are usually looking for something more efficient, ecofriendly, and cost-effective. Whether you’re looking for a new shower head or water heater, Best Plumbing can provide the knowledge and expertise to find the best option for you and your home. Today we want to talk about tankless water heaters and how to know what to look for.
Unlike standard water heaters, tankless water heaters work on demand. So, instead of a large tank in your garage or tucked away in your home that is constantly working to heat the available water, tankless water heaters will only turn on when needed. This helps avoid the energy waste of keeping multiple gallons of water warmed and also ensures that you will never run out of hot water! Furthermore, tankless water heaters are much more compact and great for homes of all sizes.
Speaking of size, this is an important distinction to make when finding a tankless unit for you. Depending on the size of your home, you may have to upgrade to a larger heater to meet the demand of hot water for everyone you live with.
Larger units are more expensive up front and can cost more to operate, so be sure to ask the experts what they think is necessary for you to ensure you’re not overpaying for a new water heater. Based on typical flow rates of fixtures and the average water usage in your home, Best Plumbing will be able to suggest the perfect system to meet your unique needs.
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While summer is around the corner and we won’t be needing our heaters for a little while longer, Best Plumbing wants every homeowner to be prepared for the cold months before they arrive. There are many types of heating systems that you can invest in, but today we’d like to teach you more about radiant heating and how it works.
Radiant floor heating is a method of heating your home that uses electric coils or water-heated pipes beneath floor boards to provide warmth throughout a room rather than from a heating unit. This allows heat to be distributed and radiate from the floor up.
This type of heating works for any room in your home. It is a popular choice for bathrooms where floors are typically tile and colder underfoot. However, it is also a good choice for bedrooms and living rooms.
Beyond the added comfort as you walk around your home, radiant heating can also be a more efficient heater than traditional forced-air systems. Efficiency is better for the carbon footprint of your home as well as the utility costs you accrue each month. If you are looking to save money and install an eco-friendly heater in your home, ask us more about radiant heating.
Depending on the style of your floors and size of room, radiant heating can be expensive to install and operate. However, we can recommend complementary floor styles that work well with radiant heat.
The two main types of radiant heating systems are Hydronic and Electric which rely on water-heated tubes or electrical coils, respectively, beneath a subfloor. Hydronic systems can link to the water heater you use for the rest of your home and you do not need another tank to supply the home’s heat. Electric radiant heat is easier to install, but is better for smaller spaces.
Contact the team at Best Plumbing today to learn more about radiant heating for your home! We proudly serve greater Seattle, Everett, and the East Side.