Traditional hot water heaters are a common appliance, but many homeowners are switching to tankless water heaters to save money. Tankless heaters are more energy-efficient, last longer, and cost less money in the long run. If you’re curious whether a tankless heater is right for your home, consider the following guide.

Common Questions About Tankless Hot Water Heaters

What is a tankless water heater?

Tankless water heaters are as their name describes. Instead of heating water stored in a 50-gallon tank, they instantly heat water as it flows through them. As such, they eliminate waste and reduce energy usage by only providing hot water when needed. Users no longer have to wait for all of the water in a tank to warm before getting to use hot water.

Is one tankless water heater enough for my whole house?

hot-water-heater-texasYes. As with any water heater, you must determine the correct size and model to accommodate your household needs. A plumber or water heater specialist can help you calculate the maximum flow of hot water you’ll need at any one time. Tankless models are capable of handling up to two showers at a time, depending on the unit.

Can I install it myself?

Tankless water heaters can be complicated to install, so manufacturers recommend that only licensed plumbers or technicians perform the task. Installation involves venting, electricity, plumbing, and gas, and you might accidentally void the heater’s warranty if you don’t have it isn’t installed by a licensed professional.

How much money will I save?

Because of their energy efficiency, owners with these heaters can benefit from tax refunds. Homes with tankless hot water heaters can also save up to 50% on their energy costs each year, depending on the size of their household and the amount of water used.

 

Residents in Levelland, TX, can rely on the trained plumbing technicians at Drain Doctor for their hot water heater repair, maintenance, and installation needs. Their licensed plumbers can help you determine the right size and model for your home. Call (806) 894-3796 to speak to a representative or visit their website to learn more about their plumbing services.