The Best Tankless Water Heater Installation and Repair Services in the Fredericksburg Area
Tankless water heaters are one of the hottest appliances being installed in today’s homes. You’ve seen them on home improvement TV shows, and you may even have a friend or family member that raves about their endless hot showers. Does that mean it’s time to switch to tankless? Here at Robert B. Payne, Inc., we enjoy helping homeowners make the best decision for their comfort and budget.
Great Service all the way around. The "A Team" of Ricky and Tommy installed our new Heating and AC system, and the hot-water heater in one day. They are Pros at what they do. Great division of labor and all done professionally and done right the first time. I am glad we went with Robert B. Payne. Robbie Jones "made" the sale, and Ricky and Tommy has our new system up and running like a champ. Thanks to all at RBP.
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Tankless Water Heater Benefits
The biggest advantage of a tankless water heater is that it doesn’t need to store 30-80 gallons of hot water like a traditional tank system. The process of keeping the water warm in the tank around the clock – even when you’re not home or sleeping – wastes a significant amount of energy.
With a tankless water heater, you can enjoy many benefits such as:
- Higher energy efficiency – According to Energy.gov, tankless water heaters in typical households can be up to 34% more energy-efficient than traditional tank units
- Lower energy bills – By using less energy, you can reduce your monthly energy bills for the entire service life of the tankless unit.
- Longer service life – A high-quality tankless water heater should last you around 20 years, compared to 8-10 years for a tank water heater.
- Unlimited hot water – Since there’s no tank to empty and refill, the hot water keeps on flowing for as long as you need.
- Save space – Tankless water heaters are significantly smaller than tank units and can be mounted on a wall instead of taking up floor space in your home.
- Less maintenance – Tank water heaters should be serviced every 6-12 months to remove mineral deposits and sediment from the tank. While a tankless system still requires some maintenance, the schedule isn’t as frequent and the tasks are much simpler.
Electric Tankless Water Heater
If your home’s hot water system runs on electricity rather than natural gas or propane, you can still take advantage of the many benefits of a tankless unit. In addition to instant hot water, electric tankless water heaters offer unique advantages, including lower upfront costs, smaller size, lower maintenance, higher thermal efficiency, and easier installation without venting requirements.
How Does a Tankless Water Heater Work?
There’s a reason why tankless water heaters are commonly called on-demand water heaters.
When you turn on a hot water outlet such as a sink faucet or appliance like a dishwasher, cold water from the home’s water supply runs through the small box of the tankless water heater, where it is quickly warmed by a natural gas burner or electric heat element (depending on the type of unit). A mixing valve and temperature sensors make sure the water is at the proper (and safe) temperature before it flows through the plumbing until it reaches its desired location. This flow of hot water continues until the outlet is turned off, at which point the tankless water heater will stop warming water to conserve energy.
What is Better: Tankless or Tank?
While there are many advantages to tankless water heaters, they are not ideal for everyone. At Robert B. Payne, Inc., we believe the best water heater is the one that best suits your specific needs. It’s important to consider all the factors, including the size of your household, your hot water usage, your current HVAC configuration. Once you decide that a tankless water heater is the way to go, it’s also important to install the correct size based on your home’s needs.
Call Us Today to Get a Tankless Water Heater Installed at Your Home
If you’re looking to make your home more energy-efficient and want to save money on utility bills for years to come, then installing a tankless water heater can be a smart idea and a great long-term investment. To schedule a consultation and estimate for a tankless water heater, contact us or call Robert. B. Payne, Inc. at (540) 373-5876.