You have to admit that water heaters are probably not something you think about often—that is, until your shower gets cold or you see signs of a leak. Either way, when it's time to repair or replace your water heater, Preferred Plumbing will take care of it efficiently and affordably.
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Tankless Water Heaters vs. Conventional Storage Tanks
Determine which system is right for your home:
Many buyers are interested in homes that are energy efficient and economical to operate factors that can be dramatically affected by a home's hot water usage. According to the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, water heating accounts for 14 to 25 percent of a home's expenses, the third largest single cost.
Currently, the most popular energy-efficient option for water heating is a tankless water heater, also known as an on-demand system. Unlike a traditional tank that heats a reservoir of water 24 hours a day, a tankless unit activates only as needed. When there is a demand for heated water, cold water travels through the tankless unit, where a gas burner quickly heats it to the preset temperature.
The average annual operating cost for a conventional storage is between $230 and $285, nearly twice the cost for a tankless system. A tankless hot water heater would cost $165 to $170 annually to operate. Given those numbers, the decision to go tankless seems like a simple decision. Tankless water heaters are popular in Europe and Asia. But like many other construction technologies, tankless water heater usage in the United States lags behind the rest of the world.
While they have a higher initial cost, tankless water heaters can ultimately be the best decision, given the parameters of your homes, buyers, business, and locality.
Pros for Conventional Hot Water Storage Tanks:
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Pros for Tankless Hot Water Heaters:
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Hot Water Recirculation
A hot water recirculation system provides a continuous flow of hot water in your hot water supply line. Thousands of gallons per year are wasted waiting for water to heat up in showers and faucets. With a hot water recirculation system from Preferred Plumbing Service, the wait for hot water is over!
Water Heater Questions and Answers
Q1. My water heater is leaking. What do I need to do?
A1. There are several steps to take when this happens:
Q2. Why does my water heater run out of hot water so quickly?
A2. Your hot water may run out quickly for several reasons, including:
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