Tankless Water Heater Calgary – Installation and Repairs
Remember when you’d get into the shower after your older brother had finally – finally! – vacated the bathroom only to find out he’d sucked up all the hot water?
Yes, we do too. It’s a rite of passage for all of us who grew up with a hot water tank in the basement. But did you know that this particular industry has come a long way since then?
Are you considering having a Tankless Water Heater installed in your home?
If you’re building or renovating your home, you may want to take a look at a tankless water heater – yes! We do that. But be aware, tankless water heaters are not for everyone. Before you make a decision, get the facts.
Here at Instant Plumbing, we carry a range of tankless water heaters and our plumbers are experts that will help in guiding you through the process.
In addition to Tankless Water Heaters, we also carry and install traditional hot water tanks. No matter which option you choose to heat your water, we have a solution for you.
What is a Tankless Water Heater?
A tankless water heater is a device that allows the instant heating of water. This is more cost effective than a traditional hot water tank as the water is only heated when you use it. This method of water heating allows an almost endless supply of hot water to your home.
Electrical vs. Gas Fired
There are two kinds of tankless water heaters, which as their name implies, heat your home’s water as you need it. Often called “on demand” heaters, these nifty units can either heat the water for the entire home or for a single fixture, depending on what you choose.
Tankless water heaters are either electrical or gas fired. At Instant Plumbing, we prefer the Naiven brand of gas heaters. Gas fired units must be vented outside and require a larger gas line than a conventional tank heater – make sure you check these factors out before making your decision. Electrical units need to be hardwired into your home’s electrical panel so there may be implications for your budget if your existing service isn’t large enough. Be sure to do your homework to avoid surprises down the line.
What are the benefits of a Tankless Water Heater?
What tankless heaters do very well is supply hot water as you need it – and not more than you need. Manufacturing claims vary across brands but greater energy efficiency – no need to store water and keep it hot – is the biggest selling feature for this new technology. And the good news doesn’t stop there. As they say, “But wait! There’s more!”
Tankless Water Heaters can save you money!
The traditional hot water tank cost you money as you are constantly having a full tank of water heated. The benefit of a tankless water heater is that you are only heating the water when you are using it, this is a much more energy efficient solution. Manufacturing claims vary but tankless water heaters do last longer than the older tank-style. In some cases, over twice as long.
An endless supply of water?
A tankless water heater will heat water on demand and subsequently ensure that your hot water does not run out
Neat and Compact
Tankless water takes up much less space than your traditional hot water tanks and can also be wall mounted.
What are the cons of a Tankless Water Heater?
You knew this was coming. There are a few factors to make sure you consider as part of your decision.
- They’re more expensive to install.
Ask yourself, how do you really use hot water? Are you empty nesters with modest needs? Or do you have a bunch of kids, a dog that regularly slobbers on the couch cushions and boot prints on the bedspreads? Are you running a dishwasher and a washing machine at the same time? While you take a shower? Your actual needs are the number one consideration.
If you don’t currently use a water softener, your tankless water heater could be headed for trouble. You need to keep the elements inside the heater free from scale and build up for best results. A water softener is essential.
- If the power fails, you’re out of hot water.
Because there is no storage tank, there is no hot water if you lose hydro. Even the gas-fired units require some electricity to work. No juice means no. . . um, juice.
Calgary Tankless Water Heater Services
Now that you have learnt a little bit more about water heating solutions, here are some of the services that we offer
Tankless Water Heater Installation
Great, you have decided to go tankless!. We can talk you through the model options and even help remove your old water heater.
Tankless Water Heater Maintenance
It’s a good idea to have your water heater serviced each year to ensure that it is performing to its full capacity. This kind of service work can extend or ensure that any warranty remains in place.
Tankless Water Heater Repairs
Although Tankless Water Heaters are usually more modern and efficient, they can still experience problems over their lifespan. If you are having any issues with a tankless water heater, call Instant Plumbing.
Why use Instant Plumbing for your Tankless Water Heater?
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