Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless systems are becoming more and more popular. Instead of a storage reservoir, water is heated as needed. Most units can supply 3.5 to 5 gallons per minute. Prices on tankless units are continuing to drop which makes them a good choice for any home. For systems that require more than then a 5 gallon capacity, consider adding a second unit. These systems are extremely energy efficient and require little to no upkeep.

As the name suggests, a tankless, or on-demand, water heater does not store water in a tank. They heat the water on demand using gas or electric coils as the water passes through the unit. This feature eliminates the standby energy losses that you incur with a storage tank.

Prime Plumbing has the tools and knowledge to work on all heating systems, including tankless water heaters. We carry tankless heaters from leading brands Navien and Rinnai, giving you options and the ability to find the heater that’s right for you. Your friendly neighborhood plumber, we can tackle all your plumbing needs quickly, efficiently, and professionally. Call today to install, repair, or replace your water heater. Don’t get left out in the cold!

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Pros of Tankless Water Heaters

  • Perhaps the greatest benefit of using a tankless water heater is they are extremely energy efficient and require little to no upkeep which often means lower utility bills and maintenance costs.
  • They are smaller and can be easily installed in tight spaces or on the exterior walls of your house.
  • Theyare capable of providing 2 to 3 gallons of on demand hot water each minute.
  • If maintained properly, tankless heaters can last for 20 to 30 years, nearly twice the life of most storage tank heaters.
  • They can provide unlimited hot water so long as they are operating within their normal capacity.
  • Tankless water heaters often offer longer warranties.

Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

  • The upfront costs for tankless heaters are higher than those of traditional heaters but, as a result of their energy efficiency, save you money over time.
  • If you are simultaneously running too many appliances that use hot water, there is a chance the heater will fail to meet your hot water demands for every device.