Tankless Water Heater Installation in Greater Cincinnati
In the middle of a nice, hot shower, do you sometimes feel the need to rush through it to avoid running out of hot water? If so, it’s time to ditch your traditional water heater and join the growing number of greater Cincinnati homeowners who’ve made the switch to on-demand hot water by installing a tankless water heater.
Adams Heating & Cooling specializes in tankless water heater installation that can instantly produce hot water when and wherever you need it in your home. While a traditional water heater heats up and stores multiple gallons of hot water and then maintains that level of heat in the tank, a tankless heater heats water as it is needed – meaning you will never run out.
Contact Adams Heating & Cooling to schedule your tankless water heater installation appointment today.
Tankless Water Heaters Explained
Tankless water heaters can instantly heat water without needing a storage tank. Instead, when you turn on the hot water faucet, cold water runs across a heat exchange that is heated by either a gas burner or electric element, and hot water flows out on demand. This hot water supply continues until you turn off your tap.
A typical tankless water heater can deliver 2-5 gallons of hot water every minute and is much more energy efficient than a traditional hot water heater that has to continually heat about 40-60 gallons of water in a tank. This means it has to frequently tap into its energy source (gas or electric) to reheat the water in the tank. With no tank needed to store water, a tankless water heater is also much more compact and can be placed in areas with limited space.
Benefits of Installing a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters are popular for the following benefits:
According to the Department of Energy, the second highest cost on your monthly energy bill is from heating water. This amounts to about 18% of your monthly energy expenses. For homes that use a great deal of hot water, a tankless water heater can be 24-34% more energy efficient than a traditional water heater with a storage tank. In the long run, energy efficiency also adds up to significant savings.
A traditional water heater stands at about 60 inches tall, but a tankless water heater is much more compact. A tankless water heater has a standard size of about 28 inches long by 20 inches wide and 10 inches deep. This smaller size makes a tankless water heater easier to place in a variety of spaces throughout the home such as a wall, cabinet, or closet.
Endless Hot Water
When a traditional hot water tank runs out of hot water, you typically have to wait for more water to be heated. In a tankless water heater, the heating elements keep producing an unlimited supply of hot water to meet your household’s demands.
Although a tankless water heater may have a higher upfront cost, it typically lasts 5-10 years longer than a traditional tank water heater which averages a lifespan of 8-12 years. With proper maintenance and care, your tankless water heater may provide up to 20 years of useful service.
When to Replace Your Tankless Water Heater
The useful lifespan of your tankless water heater will be largely impacted by the maintenance and care of the equipment. But ultimately, there will come a day when it needs to be replaced.
Here are five signs that it may be time to replace your tankless water heater:
Increased Energy Bills. If you have noticed your energy bills gradually increasing, you may want to look into whether your tankless water heater is malfunctioning.
Age and Maintenance of Equipment. Although your tankless water heater should last about 20 years with proper maintenance, it might need to be replaced sooner if the hot water system has been overworked or not properly maintained.
Unusual Noises. If you hear any strange sounds coming from your tankless water heater, you may be looking at either a mechanical failure or sediment buildup from minerals in the water. When this happens, it’s best to immediately call in a professional to check out your tankless water heater to see if it can be repaired.
Leaks. Your tankless water heater should not be leaking water. If you see water pooled under your unit, don’t ignore the problem. If caught on time, it may be possible to repair it.
Lower Water Pressure. Mineral deposits can damage and cause blockages that lower the hot water pressure in your tankless water heater. The bigger the blockage, the more problems you could experience with your water heater.
When your tankless water heater becomes less efficient, contact your friends at Adams Heating & Cooling to inspect your tankless water heater and determine whether it can be repaired or needs to be replaced.
Call Adams Heating & Cooling for Tankless Water Heater Installation
If you’re tired of cold showers, now is the time to experience the luxury of on-demand hot water in your home. For tankless water heater installation in the greater Cincinnati area, you can trust the professionals at Adams Heating & Cooling. Since 1953, we have been proudly providing superior service to families in our community.
Contact us today and schedule a consultation for a tankless water heater installation.