Tankless Water Heaters: Save Energy and Money
Tankless water heaters can be a very good investment and smart choice for a Las Vegas home or business. Tankless water heaters are growing in popularity for many reasons. Call the BBB A+ rated plumbing team from Silverstate Plumbers at 702-924-2815 to find out if one is right for your family or business.
How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?
A tankless water heater is a type of continuous water heating system. When a hot water valve is opened, a heating unit activates; shut the valve, and the unit turns off. There is no large water storage. The heaters are powered by natural gas, propane, and electricity; natural gas and propane are the most efficient. A computer controls when to turn the heater on and off. There are two subdivisions of continuous water heaters: instantaneous and unlimited.
Instantaneous uses a powerful heater to provide heated water, a few seconds after the valve is opened. A tankless water heater has no storage tank. A strong burner provides hot water as soon as a valve is opened. Both of these systems are useful, however, the tankless unit is cheaper in the long run because it uses less fuel.
Who Should Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater?
Everyone should own a tankless water heater. They are expensive to install in an existing structure. However, they can also be used to heat buildings. With a weakened economy, combining hot water and heat can lead to tremendous savings for a family or business.
In a direct heat system, hot water is pumped through pipes in the walls and floors, or directly to radiators, that heat the building. This hot water is provided directly from the same source as the domestic hot water. This unit, when added to a tankless water heater, reduces overall fuel consumption. They can be very fuel efficient sources of heat for all aspects of a home or business. They also help you qualify for energy tax credits.
We Install and Repair All Brands of Residential and Commercial Tankless Water Heaters in Las Vegas
Las Vegas homeowners need to consider several things before investing in a tankless water heater. The main concerns are the distance from the heat source to the usage point, desired temperature, flow-rate, and fuel-source. Rinnai, Bosch, Noritz, Navien and Takagi make gas tankless water heaters.
To determine whether a tankless water heater is right for you, you should answer a few questions. First of all, do you need to upgrade your water heater anyway? If so, it may make sense to invest in a tankless water heater now.
Secondly, do you value saving money over a long period, or are you more interested in instant savings? Tankless water heaters are more expensive than traditional water heaters up front. However, the added expense is more than made up for with lower energy costs throughout the years of usage.
Call the Las Vegas plumbers your friends and family trust to get one of these water heaters installed by calling 702-924-2815.