Tankless Water Heaters
HOW DOES A TANKLESS WATER Heater COMPARE.
Tired of not being able to use your Garden Tub or Whirlpool because your tank style Water Heater does not have capacity to give you enough hot water? Drain-O-Matic Plumbing installs the leading brands of Tankless Water Heaters for homes and businesses in Albany NY Colonie NY Clifton Park NY & surrounding areas
Tankless Water Heaters will fill that tub and then some by providing you with an endless supply of Hot Water and providing it on demand. This is achieved by activating the unit and call for .5 gallon of flow through a hot water tap. Conventional tank style Water Heaters eventually run out of Hot Water in few minutes when you take multiple draws in a row from the tank. So once a faucet is turned on, the Tankless unit is engaged and begins making Hot Water.
Since Tankless Water Heaters only provide Hot Water when you Call for it and can provide an endless supply of Hot Water, you never have to worry about running out no matter how many times you use your Hot Water supply.
1. Energy Savings / Operating Costs
The first subject on Tankless Water Heaters is typically : how much energy/money am I really going to save? While a Tankless Water Heater costs more money in the beginning , your total operating costs down the line will start to make up for it. What you’re saving is in not having to spend money on standby heat, meaning you’re not wasting money heating water in a tank that’s just sitting idle waiting for someone to need Hot Water. Tankless Water Heaters provide that Hot Water only when you need it, so you don’t have to waste energy heating unneeded water. In fact, the Department of Energy estimates an energy savings of 30% – 50% on natural gas consumption.
Typically, a tank style water heater is 56%-65% efficient whereas a Tankless unit is up to 98% efficient! Click herefor an energy cost calculator made available by the federal government to find out just how much your particular household can save. To boot, save a little on the upfront cost by receiving a rebate from National Grid or NYSEG.
2. How Long Do They Last
While a typical tank style Water Heater is supposed to last 6 to 10 years, Tankless Water Heaters last up to or more than 20 years. If you’re planning to stay in your home for more than five years, that’s a costly replacement fee you’re saving. Even if you’re not going to stay in your home for that long, it’s nice to pay it forward towards the overall cost savings of home ownership and potentially increase the resale value of your home.
3. Space Savings
Even if you weren’t concerned about saving money and energy, one of the big advantages of Tankless water heaters is the potential space savings. Traditional Water Heaters with 40 to 60 gallon capacity are generally around 60″ tall and 24″ wide. That bulky metal tank can take up precious real estate in a home where space is at a premium. A Tankless Water Heater, in comparison, might be the size of a large computer, perhaps 20″ wide by 28″ tall and just 10″ deep.
A review of homeowners’ insurance claims resulting from Water Heater failures from multiple insurance companies around the country revealed:
1. Water Heater failures are one of the top five sources of residential water losses.
2. 69% of all Water Heater failures result from a slow leak or a sudden burst.
3. Water Heater failures cost an average of $4,444 per incident after the deductible was paid.
When you install a Tankless Water Heater in your home, you will:
*Get an endless supply of Hot Water
*Save up to 30%-50% on natural gas consumption (DOE)
*Save energy with Green Technology
*Receive a 15 year warranty on Primary components
*Receive a $250 REBATE from National Grid or a $170 rebate from NYSEG
Water Heater Installation
If Tank-Less Water Heaters end up not being the route for you, we would be more then happy to help with your installation of a standard Water Heater also. Our staff uses top brand Water Heaters straight from top named Plumbing supply houses so that you can rest assured that you will get many years from your heater.