Tankless Water Heaters And How They Have Changed

Brian McMahon, owner
Rocket Plumbing

Tankless Water Heaters have changed quite a bit since I was first trained and certified to install them.

While the benefits of immediate on-demand luxurious hot water and energy savings have always been there, another benefit with these water heaters was not there 13 years ago… ease of installation.

Don’t get me wrong, these tankless water heaters are quite the project. However, back in 2005, our quotes for them had to be $1000 more than today’s installations for a very good reason… Venting.

You see, back then, we had to use 5″ metal outbound pipe to vent heat and energy. This pipe in most homes had to be built from scratch, and necessarily meant cutting thru walls to get the exit out into the outdoors.

Today, we can use PVC pipe, which is much easier for plumbers to work with. We can get this part of the project done so much quicker, that our estimates for tankless water heater installation is, as I said, $1000 cheaper than in the mid 2000s.

It’s one of the things that energizes me about the plumbing industry… constant innovation and change with the tools, materials, and ever improving engineering forces the industry to constantly improve our living standards.

If you have any interest in Tankless Water Heaters.  NOTE:  if you are reading this in Los Angeles, give us a call at (323) 992-6477

 

What Are The Benefits Of A Tankless Water Heater?

Tankless units (also called “on demand” units) heat water only when you turn on the faucet. They usually operate on natural gas or propane. The main advantage is that they eliminate the extra cost of keeping 40 to 50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank, so you waste less energy.

Advantages to on-demand water heating include: Tankless water heaters are compact in size, taking up less space than conventional tank type water heaters. They can virtually eliminate standby losses – energy wasted when hot water cools down in long pipe runs or while it’s sitting in the storage tank.

Are tankless hot water heaters better?

It’s been our experience that they do save money in the long run, but don’t take it from us – According to Energy.gov,

For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand (or tankless) water heaters can be 24%–34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters.

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