Is a Tankless Water Heater the Right Choice for Your New Orleans Home?
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contrast shower with water streamConventional water heaters are among the most energy hungry appliances in your home. Depending on how much water you use and the utility rates in your area, they can cost you upwards of $800 per year on the high end in energy costs alone. That’s because conventional water heaters store and heat water in a tank, even when it’s not needed at that time.

Energy efficiency has become hot topic in recent years, and tankless water heaters are an excellent way to improve your home’s efficiency. Also called on demand water heaters, tankless water heaters are so energy efficient because they only heat water as needed as opposed to storing and keeping it heated in a tank. For households that use 41 gallons of hot water per day or less, this means an improved energy efficiency of 24% to 34% according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

The cost and installation of tankless water heaters is higher than their conventional counterparts, but their long term cost savings and benefits make it a worthwhile investment for many homeowners. As an incentive, federal tax rebates on certain gas-powered models can also help to recoup the initial cost.

On top of using less energy, here are some other tankless water heater benefits.

Plenty of hot water

Running out of hot water is a frustrating and embarrassing plumbing problem in New Orleans, especially if you have guests! With a tankless water heater, you don’t have to worry about this since water is only heated as needed. You won’t have to coordinate shower times and models with high output allow you to shower, do the dishes, and run the washing machine simultaneously.

Cleaner water

A buildup of scale, sediment, and rust can form on the inside of a hot water tank as it ages and can affect the quality of the water you cook and bathe with. This isn’t an issue with tankless water heaters since there is no tank for buildup to form on.

More closet and floor space

Most of the time, tankless water heaters can be mounted on a wall on the inside or outside of your home and take up far less space than a conventional tank model. This frees up precious closet and floor space.

Longer lasting

With an average life expectancy of nearly 20 years, tankless water heaters last nearly two times longer than tank water heaters. In addition, they have service warranties that are almost as long at 15 to 20 years.

With a wide range of plumbing services and the expertise to perform all of them, our skilled New Orleans plumbers can help you weigh your water heating options. Take advantage of our water heater service and we can help you decide if a tankless water heater is the right fit based on your needs!

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We have used Bienvenu Brothers several times over the last few years, and we have always been extremely satisfied with the service and quality work. Bienvenu always makes every effort to get someone out as soon as possible. They just finished a job that has increased my respect even more. Seven weeks ago, to the day, one of our bathrooms backed up in the early afternoon. Bienvenu had a sewer cleaning truck out later that day. Unfortunate, they were unable to clear the line and it was determined that we needed video inspection to determine the problem. When the video crew came out they determined that there was a problem with the parish sewer line. The parish would come but couldn’t clean the line because of a lift station problem. This repeat every couple of days for weeks. Keith and Louis made calls and did all they could to try to get the problem resolved. Finally, the parish fixed the lift station, cleared the line and corrected an issue with our connection to the main line. The next day, today, Bienvenu had Frank and his crew out, and they made the necessary repair to my line in a couple of hours. FINALLY, we can again use our own shower and toilet. Keith and Louis were persistent in trying to keep things moving, and Frank did a quick and great job of finishing up. I can’t imagine ever using anyone else!

Raymond Perry

Dear Bienvenu Brothers, I am way behind in my correspondence, but I wanted to thank you for the quick, efficient, honest service I received on December 19, 2011. My hot H2O heater went out. I called Bienvenu Brothers because of a recommendation. It was so close to the holidays, but yet you made it possible for my family to take hot showers that night. The computer board went out, and Kirk said it was under warranty and only charged me for the service fee. Since I had never used you before, I was amazed. Thanks for everything!

Desiree E.

I just wanted to thank you for the outstanding service on my new State water heater. I bought the unit from Coburn’s and my husband and a friend installed it. It kept coding out and would not work. I called the manufacturer (State) and they recommended that I call you guys. Vint came out and did some troubleshooting. He contacted State Technical Support, and they sent the part over-night to me. Unfortunately, when the new part was installed, it still did not work, so I called Vint, and he called State again for another part. I have never had such wonderful customer service and was very impressed with the employees’ diligence in staying on top of the matter. Vicki called me to set up my appointments and was so sweet and friendly. Louis Bienvenu originally took my call and was very attentive to my problem and made everything happen. It was a very pleasant experience all the way around, and I just wanted to say “THANKS!”  Next time I have a plumbing problem, I will definitely be giving you guys a call. Thanks again and may God bless you, your family and your business!  

Jana H.

To Louis and all the Bienvenu Brothers: A very gracious thank you! Your help over this last weekend with my grandmother’s house is sincerely appreciated by our family. Everyone we spoke with was kind and very helpful. The no charge for the service was over the top! Bless you and your family. 

April DiGiovanni & Family

Louis & Crew: Thank you so much. Your workmanship is among the best. We are very happy with the new bathroom.

Leo & Paul F.

Dear Keith: A brief thank you note for your help with our recent plumbing problems. We were appreciative of your prompt attention. You, Kirk, Louis, Robbie and Chris were all extremely professional, good attitudes and were very efficient. We would recommend you highly to anyone we know needing plumbing-heating-cooling repairs. Again, thank you.

Martha & Al A.

Dear Mr. Bienvenu: Thank you so much for allowing us to pay off our new hot water heater. I also appreciate your help with this costly bill, and also with the excellent service we received from your Technicians. We look forward to doing business with you again in the future.

Albert W. C Jr.

Dear Sirs: Just to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You all did a wonderful job and people have given you praise. 

Janie F.

Dear Mr. Bienvenu: I wish to commend your entire staff for helping me get my mom’s sewer problem handled in an efficient and effective manner. Your office assistant (I’m sorry I don’t remember her name listened to my plight and relayed my concerns to the plumber. Louis Jr worked with me over the course of two days assuring me that he would give the problem his best effort but could not guarantee we wouldn’t have to dig up the entire front yard. His integrity and dedication got the job done! And then the gentleman (I think his name was Rick) who my mom talked with, assured her that her bill could be paid over a few months’ time, which is “life saving” to an elderly person on a fixed income, who wishes to remain independent. I could not have asked for more. 

Mrs. F.

Just wanted to pass on my sincere appreciation for everything you did with my tankless water heater. Hope I don’t have to call anytime soon.

Gina V.
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