If you’re looking to install a new tankless system, you’ve come to the right place. We just had one installed and we can tell you how to proceed. Upon scheduling an appointment for a free estimate, a technician will survey the job site and recommend a tankless system based on your specific needs, as well as the layout of your home. Any questions or concerns will also be addressed at the time. You want to know you are in good hands before you enter into a contract.
Is your current hot water system not producing hot water? Or is it only working intermittently and displaying an error code? Whatever your problem happens to be, a highly trained technician will perform a series of tests on the unit to determine the root of the problem and then direct you to the correct course of action. If it’s time for a new unit, he’ll tell you. And then you can start reading some water heater reviews to find the best one for your family’s needs. Of course, the upshot is that you will get an estimate. The cost of a tankless water heater including the installation will vary depending on a few factors:
- The size of the unit in GPM (gallons per minute) or its BTU rating.
- Is the tankless to be natural gas, liquid propane or electric?
- Will the unit be installed inside the property or mounted outside on an exterior wall?
Besides these factors, the layout of your home will also play a role in determining a complete materials list and ultimately the price of a tankless system. For average size homes, 1 to 3 bathrooms, the cost for a complete installation will usually range between $2000 and $2700, with all of the above information taken into consideration. Larger homes may be higher but there are usually installation options for every house. Also, there are currently buying incentives with certain utilities and federal tax credits.
Last but not least, we want to mention the importance of being energy efficient. This is the reason we went tankless and high tech in the first place. When the old workhorse broke down, we were almost grateful. Its time had come and gone and it was time for us to enter the modern era in hot water systems. We could easily see the benefits of going tankless. By eliminating stand-by heat loss, energy consumption is significantly reduced. Because of its on demand functionality, you won’t be heating water when out of the house or sleeping. Also, a tankless water heater will last 2 to 3 times as long as a traditional water heater, meaning less waste in our landfills.
Another benefit of a tankless water heater is that it heats water on demand using a heat exchanger and a high power burner system so that you will never run out of hot water. Multiple showers can be taken at the same time along with your laundry load and/or your dish washer without running out of hot water, and these applications can be in use for as long as you need them!
There are other benefits. Because of the technological advances over your conventional water heater, a tankless will only heat water when you need it. It contains a flow sensor that will tell the unit to power on when water is running through it. This means that you are using minimal gas to heat your water, whereas a tank will use gas, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, to maintain a constant temperature. Next, a tankless system is a space saver. Look at your current water heater and imagine a small suitcase in its place. Going tankless will free up this area dramatically allowing for more storage and just a cleaner space. The unit is mounted on the wall and is approximately 24 x 14 x 10 inches, which will allow for as much as 50 cubic feet of free space!