You may not consider what it takes to get warm water in your home until are without it. Your water heater is the necessary component to allow your water to get hot. Studies show that the process of heating your water can account for as much as 30% of your energy costs. It’s possible you can reduce this expense by installing a tankless water heater. At Bienvenu Brothers, we have the expertise to do this or make any necessary repairs for you.
Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters
There are a number of benefits to rely on this method for getting the water in your home hot. Most homeowners do feel that the large amount of energy savings is certain to be at the top of the list. However, keep in mind that this type may cost more than that of the conventional model that is frequently used in older homes.
Below are some of the many reasons to choose tankless water heaters:
- The water isn’t stored in a tankless water heater and this makes it much fresher.
- The water is instantly heated and this may allow the water to get hotter.
- Tankless water heaters are extremely compact.
- The small size of this water heater type allows it to be stored in many places.
- Studies show that you may be able to reduce your energy bill as much as 10%-50%.
Tankless Water Heater Repairs
A tankless water heater system has more moving parts and electrical components than a standard tank water heater. This means there are usually more repairs and maintenance required in the long run. Of course, being so complicated, the tankless water heater system also requires the skilled hands of an expert plumbing technician to work their magic on the system. It sounds like a whole lot of negatives, but a tankless water heater is often considered more energy efficient and accommodating than traditional systems.
At Bienvenu Brothers, our plumbing technician will be at your home shortly after you call. We will shut off power to the tankless water heater and open the hot water handle on a nearby fixture so the water can siphon out of the system. Our repairs are affordable, quality, and quick. Give us a call when your tankless water heater begins causing problems.
Tankless Water Heater Maintenance
At Bienvenu Brothers, we recommend performing preventative maintenance on all plumbing systems in your home. When it comes to a tankless water heater, maintenance is of particular importance. A tankless system has a lot of moving parts and potential problems. It takes a keen eye and a careful experienced hand to maintain such a system effectively. When maintained properly, you should save money and energy with a system that requires less space in your home.
Our plumbing technicians know how to spot any potential problems, effectively clean a tankless system, and even help homeowners become more energy efficient. We offer advice and do-it-yourself procedures that you can complete any time of the year to ensure your tankless water heater runs like new. With careful guidance from our technicians, your tankless water heater will continue running for the foreseeable future without costly repairs popping up.
Tankless Water Heater Replacement
After a period of hard use, your tankless water heater may break down and require replacement, no matter how efficient a system it is. With a replacement water heater system in place, the hot water in your household will continue to flow when you need it. Having no access to hot water can be tough on everyone living in the house. You should never be discouraged when yourtankless water heater breaks down and requires replacement. The system is still one of the most energy efficient methods to heat water in a residential house.
At Bienvenu Brothers, we believe in offering dependable, quality service to each customer we work with. Our qualified technicians have the experience and training necessary to replace a tankless water heater system in your home quickly.
Which tankless heater is right for my home?
Determining which tankless water heater is right for your home comes down to figuring out the amount of hot water you require at any given time. If it is common for people in your household to run two showers and the dishwasher at the same time, you may lean toward a larger water heater.
A tankless water heater is rated by the amount of water flow it produces in the home. In this case, a 2.5 gallon per minute tankless water heater will run a shower, while a 1.0 gallon per minute system will efficiently run the bathroom with ease. Each fixture in your home has a different average flow rating. A tub, for example, as the biggest fixture in your bathroom, requires 4.0 gallons per minute to run correctly at 102 degrees Fahrenheit. A professional water heater expert can help determine the type of tankless water heater for your needs.
Can I install a tankless water heater myself?
Unfortunately, a tankless water heater is not a do-it-yourself home project that anyone can tackle. With a tankless system, you do not simply swap the new for the old and automatically begin receiving hot water. Most water heater systems installed in the home do not come with a tankless retrofit, which means a professional plumbing technician will need to redo the system and install the tankless water heater completely.
During the installation, our expert technician will take into account the gas lines, water in and water out lines, and the tankless system itself. There are a lot of moving parts and pieces that many do not have the experience, tools, or knowledge to effectively handle on their own. Bienvenu is available to install a new water heater system for you. Give us a call today!
Will I get instant hot water with a tankless heater?
Tankless water heaters are often referred to as demand-type water heaters because they provide hot water only when you need it. There is no standby water supply saved up in a tank in the basement, which can save you money in the long run. The new system will heat water directly without a storage tank. When you turn the hot water tap on, cold water travels through your plumbing system and into the unit. The unit then uses either a gas burner or electric heater element to heat the water. As a result, the tankless system can deliver a constant supply of hot water when you need it.
In comparison, a tank water heater only has a finite amount of heated water for the household to utilize. When the supply runs dry, you must wait for the reservoir to refill before having access to hot water.
Do tankless water heaters have lower operating costs?
When it comes to tankless water heaters, it’s important to keep one thing in mind: though the initial installation is typically higher than tank models, tankless water heaters have lower operating costs – which, of course, saves you money in the long run.
Don’t be deterred by the price tag of installation – not when you’re guaranteed to spend less on operating costs, save energy, and enjoy reduced energy bills!
If you’d like to receive more information on tankless water heater costs, it’s time to get in touch with Bienvenu Brothers. We’re always happy to offer our assistance and answer any questions you may have.
Can a tankless water heater be installed in the same place as my old tank water heater?
It’s very possible that a tankless water heater can be installed in the same spot as your old tank water heater. Tankless water heaters can be installed virtually anywhere in your home, as long as there is enough combustion air flow present in the room. Tankless water heaters are typically installed in basements, utility rooms, attics, or storage areas.
To find out if your tankless heater can replace your old tank heater’s spot in your home, it’s always best to consult with a professional HVAC technician. Here at Bienvenu Brothers, we can help provide you with an accurate in-depth estimate – give us a call today!
What safety features are included with a tankless water heater?
Typically, a variety of safety features are included with a tankless water heater – these may include, but are not limited to, a flame failure monitor (to help detect potential flame failure), anti-scald protection (which helps control the temperature of your unit), an overheat limit wrap (used to monitor potential overheating), and other features that protect you from harm!
To inquire about the specific safety features found on Bienvenu Brothers’ tankless water heater models, give us a call or contact us online today! Ensuring your safety and health is our #1 priority; we’re happy to discuss any of your safety-related questions in-depth.
Let Us Help!
We know you want to consistently have hot water in your home and saving money in the long-term is always ideal to everyone. Bienvenu Brothers in Metairie and New Orleans is equipped to meet any and all of your hot water needs from installing a new model to repairing the one you currently have. Simply give us a call at 504 835-7783 today to schedule an appointment with us!