The Truth About Tankless Water Heaters In 3 Minutes

The Truth About Tankless Water Heaters In 3 Minutes

Updated: Apr 6, 2019


What are the advantages of having a tankless water heater?


A Tankless water heater, also known as an 'on demand water heater,' is named this because when a tap is turned on, only the water needed travels through the heating unit for immediate use. So, if you are not using hot water, there is no energy wasted on heating. On average, a tankless water heater installation in the Charleston area can save up to 35% off of heating costs if installed correctly. If you have never seen a tankless water heater installation, it may sound a little unbelievable, but a correctly sized heating unit will deliver an endless supply of hot water as it is needed. Our local, Charleston area professional plumbers can help you figure out whether you need a single-point application water heater (for a bathroom sink), or a multi-point application (whole house tankless) water heater.


How do I get a Tankless Water Heater Installed?


Tankless water heater installation requires a licensed, qualified plumber to do the job for several reasons. First of all, in order to make sure that the warranty remains valid, the plumber must perform the tankless water heater installation according to the manufacturer's specifications or the warranty may be voided. Tankless water heater installation may also require a permit and must meet local building code requirements. Plus, if you don't buy the right kind of tankless water heater for your purposes, it will not work correctly. Tankless water heater installation is not a do-it-yourself project. Let one of our qualified plumbing technicians get you the tankless water heater(s) that will deliver the gallons per minute at the temperature you need to start saving money today!


What do I look for in a Tankless Water Heater?


Tankless water heater installation requires figuring out exactly where in your house or condo you are going to need hot water. Some people buy an 'on demand water heater' for one appliance that they don't use every day. Others, who may live in a smaller home, like a condo, go for a whole house water heater.


At any rate, you need to decide where the water heaters will be placed in your home and how many gallons of water they will heat per day.


Charleston is considered to be in a more temperate zone, so tankless water heater installation makes sense if you want to save money on heating water.

This is because the rise in the natural water temperature needed to create hot water isn't as much as if you lived further north, where water tends to freeze more often in the winter months. Normally, most people tend to purchase a single Tankless Water Heater for their entire home. However, some people still prefer smaller Electric Tankless Water Heaters for smaller fixtures, like bathroom sinks.


Tankless Water Heater Benefits For Your Charleston Area Home


Tankless water heater installation is a smart choice for homeowners because tankless water

heater repair is minimal. A properly maintained tankless water heater will last for up to twenty years. This is because tankless water heater repair mainly involves replacing parts that wear out.


If you suspect that your water isn't heating properly from your tankless water heater, call us for a free estimate, 843-552-9024! We are factory trained on many models and perform tankless water heater repair on most major brands.


So, if you are a Charleston area homeowner who wants to upgrade or convert your old hot water heater; contact us at ClimateMakers Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning. We are licensed plumbing professionals serving the Charleston area. We can answer your questions and provide the best options for your budget and needs.


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