The tankless water heater is definitely the water heater of the future. Every year, more and more homeowners and companies are opting to ditch the ol’ water tank and go with an energy efficient tankless model. In fact, one of our main installations is the excellent Navien tankless gas water heater. Customer really do love the huge advantages that come with a tankless water heater.
There are quite a few misunderstandings surrounding tankless water heaters, however. We’d like to set the record straight on a few things about tankless systems so you have some idea what to look forward to.
Tankless water heaters must be professionally installed
These aren’t “plug-n-play” appliances that you can connect yourself. If you’re replacing a storage tank water heater with a tankless water heater, it will rake professionals to handle the necessary retro-fit. The gas piping and gas meter in your house may not be sized appropriately for the gas load that a tankless water heater requires. You don’t want to have this part of the installation done wrong! Always trust to professionals for the installation and retro-fit work.
Tankless water heaters are not “instant” water heaters
These two terms, tankless and instant, often become tangled in the minds of homeowners. Tankless water heaters won’t bring hot water to your faucets any faster than standard water heaters—and sometimes they take a little bit longer. You’re investing in energy efficiency and an unlimited supply of hot water, not instant delivery of hot water to the faucets.
The brand matters!
Not all water heaters are manufactured equal. You want to be certain that you’re getting the most reliable and energy-efficient brand of tankless system available. We’re advocates of the great Navien tankless gas water heater, which we’ve discovered to be one of the most dependable on the market.
Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. has delivered high quality plumbing to Orlando, FL for more than 40 years.