Tankless Water Heater Frequently Asked Questions

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How much do tankless water heaters cost?

Depending on the type (gas, electric, or propane) and size of a tankless water heater, it will have different costs. Generally though, a tankless water heater will be about twice as much as a conventional (tank) water heater with the initial installation. The difference in the prices may seem dramatic, but this is only a one time, short-term cost. It is basically an investment you will make to save money in the long run. You will start to see the real cost saving qualities of a tankless heater when it continually lowers your monthly energy bill.

Benefits of a tankless water heater include:

  • Tankless Water Heaters Save you energy use and money every month
  • You will have a constant hot water supply
  • Life expectancy is nearly doubled
  • Much more compact in size and aesthetically pleasing

Can I install a tankless water heater?

If you have had plumbing experience or have been a plumber in the past, you may be able to install it. However we recommend you have a licensed contractor who is trained to handle the installation of a tankless water heater install it for you. This ensures that everything is installed properly and that no issues arise while operating the water heater. There are many aspects to installing a tankless water heater, which the untrained person would not necessarily want to attempt to assemble - such as plumbing, gas, venting, and electrical aspects. There are also many housing codes and regulations that you must consider before installing a tankless water heater. If you have an unlicensed person install your water heater, you may void the warranty or damage the appliance. This could result in having to buy a whole new water heater. Don't take any chances and let the pros at Harris plumbing of Sacramento help you out today! Give us a call 916.9397287

What maintenance is required on a tankless heater?

Unlike conventional water heaters, tankless water heaters are fairly easy to maintain. There are only a few things that should be done periodically, such as checking the tankless water heater's screen filter or flushing the unit out to keep it free of lime and scale.

What size will I need?

This will depend on the size of your Sacramento residence, how many people live there, and how many fixtures are running through your house. Also, the amount of hot water that your household needs is also a deciding factor. Don't hesitate to give Harris plumbing of Sacramento a call to consider other factors and find out what size you may need. 916.939.7287

How is temperature controlled?

Most tankless water heaters will have a control or thermostat which allows you to adjust the temperature to your specific needs. With the controller, you can easily alter the temperature at which your tankless water heater heats the water to. The controller will also offer other functions like the ability to view system performance.

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