April 16th, 2023

Tankless Water Heaters are Better

You have a large family or you have guests over, and your shower turns cold on you. Conventional water heaters have a limited volume of hot water, you know this, so you also know there’s no choice but to hurry up in the cold water or get out and wait for your conventional water heater to replenish the hot water.

This situation is a thing of the past with tankless (or on-demand) water heaters. The best thing about tankless water heaters is that you get endless hot water. No need to keep 40-50 gallons of water hot 24 hours a day. Everyone in the house can shower before you, and there will always be hot water on tap for your shower and any other use in the house. Also if you need to fill a hot tub, whirlpool or warm a swimming pool, there is no better tool for the job, and like solar, tankless is here to stay.

If it’s a business like a restaurant, there’s never a need to worry that the tap will run cold on the dishes when the dining room is really busy and the pressure is on.

A few years back, we installed a tankless water system for Hula’s restaurant in Chico, California. We carefully surveyed their hot water usage, and installed multiple tankless water heaters in tandem that now supply the wide variety of hot water needs for this popular Northern California business. The system is much more efficient than the traditional system they had, cutting their hot water gas emissions in half.

There are a few important advantages to tankless water heaters:

– Endless hot water. That’s a big one.
– The units run on gas or propane and only heat the water when needed, saving a lot of energy, typically 40-50%!
– Due to their on-demand nature, they produce less emissions than conventional water heaters.
– They mount on the wall so they take up much less space.
– New technology minimizes the potential of gas leaks and ventilation issues that can be experienced with conventional water heaters.
– We offer the units directly, so there’s no need to purchase them separately, making installation that much easier.

The main disadvantage is that you have to buy one and have it installed, as unfortunately, installing a tankless water heater is not a do-it-yourself project. Because tankless water heaters have high-powered burners, they also have unique venting requirements, like a dedicated sealed venting system that needs professional installation by Accurate Plumbing.

Like any energy saving appliance that you install in your home nowadays, the up front investment is a necessary thing, but having a tankless water heater installed is one of those good investments that, like solar energy, provides very real returns in energy savings for years to come.

At Accurate Plumbing we sell the Noritz line of Tankless Water Heaters. Noritz is a company that has a wide variety of units and sizes that are affordable, and fit any use. They are also some of the most efficient on-demand water heaters ever built. We install them all the time and even have a current special offering $50 off your next tankless water heater at Accurate plumbing. So if you think endless hot water is a good fit for your family or business, be sure to call Accurate Plumbing first at 530-894-1800.