Tankless or On-Demand Water Heaters
Are you tired of waiting for the hot water to get to your sink? Do you hate seeing all that water wasted running down the drain waiting for hot water? Maybe it’s time to consider a tankless water heater for your home. Tankless or water-on-demand heaters save energy costs because they heat only the water at the source and only the amount that is in demand.
What is a tankless water heater?
A standard water heater will heat and store the water in a multi-gallon tank until the water is used up. If a home runs through the entirety of the hot water stored in the tank at one time, the home will have to wait until the tank water heater has refilled itself to use any more hot water.
Alternatively, a tankless water hearter heats water on command. Instead of a large tank in your garage or tucked away in your home, a tankless water heater is compact and instantly heats water, but only when needed.
Tankless water heaters avoid the energy waste of constantly warming mulitiple gallons of water at one time and ensure that you will never run out of hot water.
Trust the experts!
Best Plumbing can help you choose the on-demand water heater that is right for your home. Tankless water heaters can be powered by:
- Natural Gas
Best Plumbing can calculate the highest hot water demand in your home based on typical flow rates of fixtures (faucets, shower heads, etc.), the configuration of your plumbing, and how your family uses water in your home. Tankless water heaters are designed to produce a specific range (in degrees) of heated water to meet a specific flow rate (in gallons per minute). Best Plumbing will be able to offer you the perfect tankless water heater system to meet the needs of your family.
Typical Flow Rates of home fixtures in gallons per minute (gpm):
- Dishwasher 1 – 3gpm
- Laundry 2.5 – 3gpm
- Kitchen Sink 1 – 1.5gpm
- Shower 1.5 – 3gpm
- Bath 2 – 4gpm
There are several types of tankless water heater systems available to meet your hot water requirements:
- Single point of use – on-demand water heater to service one fixture
- Dual point of use – on-demand water heater to service two sources in close proximity
- Thermostatically controlled – for long pipe runs or where temperature control is crucial
- High flow rate areas – for condos, apartments, large bathrooms, etc.
- Whole house indoor or outdoor system – where multiple sources of use are needed
Tankless water heater repair
If you already have a tankless water heater in your home, Best Plumbing’s expert plumbers are available to service your water heater for any maintenance that it needs. Whether your home is no longer getting hot water or only scalding hot water is coming through the tap, our plumbers are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and repair your home’s plumbing.
Best Plumbing also offers 24/7 emergency service for tankless water heaters and any other urgent plumbing concern. Get hot water to your Seattle home instantly and efficiently.
If you are thinking about saving energy costs or it’s simply time to replace a worn out tank water heater, give Best Plumbing a call at (206) 800-7820 today and find out if a tankless water heater is right for you. You can also visit our local showroom in Wallingford or contact us here to get started.