Tankless Water Heater Services
If you like saving money on utilities and having consistent hot water, contact Beehive Plumbing to get a tankless water heater installation estimate. Beehive Plumbing leads the Wasatch area as the top provider of tankless water heaters for commercial and residential customers.
What Is a Tankless Water Heater?
Tankless water heaters are also called on-demand water heaters because rather than heating and storing water, it provides hot water straight away when it’s needed. They achieve this through the use of high-powered burners which quickly heat the water as it runs through an exchanger. It’s then delivered to the faucets and shower in your home—no tank necessary!
Tankless heaters can be fueled by electricity or gas. Either way, they’re generally more efficient than storage tank equivalents. Unlike storage tank water heaters which include an insulated tank, tankless water heaters take up barely any space. These advantages justify the additional expense involved in the initial purchase of a tankless water heater for many people.
Tankless water heaters are known to last longer than the traditional tank heater models. They could operate well for over 20 years.
Gas-Powered Tankless Water HeatersIs your home close to a natural gas line? You should be able to tap into existing lines to install your tankless water heater. If not, you’ll need to purchase your own propane. Why not ask the experts at Beehive Plumbing to come out and assess your situation? We’ll help you install a gas-powered tankless water heater.
Electric-Powered Tankless Water HeatersThere’s always the potential to install an electric-powered tankless water heater too. You might find that an electric tankless water heater is slightly cheaper than gas equivalents. In general, they’re also easier to install. The downsides lie in the fact that gas-powered heaters usually heat quicker and produce lower utility bills.
How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?
Tankless water heaters can be purchased in both gas and electric models depending on your utility type. When you turn on your water, the cold water will come from your ground pipes into the tankless water heater unit. This is where your water will be heated either by a gas burner or an electrical mechanism, depending on which utility you have.
With a tankless water heater, there is no waiting for the tank to refill and reheat to get your water back up to temperature. Because of this, your water will be heated more quickly. 2 to 5 gallons of water can be heated every 2 to 5 minutes. If you are operating a gas burner with your tankless heater, you will be able to heat up to 9 gallons in the same 2 to 5-minute window.
Comparing Tankless to Tank Water Heaters
Storage tanks function differently to tankless water heaters.
A storage tank might have a capacity of 50 gallons or it could be even bigger, so it takes up much more room in your house. You can choose the capacity you need based on the hot water demands of your household.
A tank water heater tank can be fueled by gas or electricity, but the way they function is to continually heat water and store it. What if you don’t end up using that water? You’ve still paid to heat it, unfortunately.
Tankless water heaters won’t take up excessive space in your home; in fact, it can be mounted on a wall. The water isn’t heated and stored in a tank; instead, it’s heated as it passes through the unit. A heat exchanger is the feature that quickly warms it up. This avoids having to store and heat water that you might not use. You won’t experience standby energy losses if you have a tankless water heater.
If you’re changing from a tank based heater to a tankless one, we recommend getting a professional plumber involved in its installation. Often, this is a necessity of the warranty. If you attempt it without this support and damage occurs, your guarantee will not cover the appliance. The time it will take and the cost of the job will depend on the fuel source being used and if any change in capacity will take place.
Gas and electric tankless water heaters are known to run more efficiently than their tank-based equivalents. This means the annual operating cost of a tankless water heater will be less. If the initial expense of investing in a tankless water heater is putting you off, bear these later savings in mind! In time, it should pay back its cost.
Tankless Water Heater Repairs
Whether your water heater is traditional or tankless, it can still suffer from mineral buildup. This is the result of hard water. Hard water has a relatively high mineral content (with excessive levels of calcium and magnesium) which can accumulate over time and impair the functionality of your appliances. Scaly buildup left untreated will eventually affect your tankless water heater.
If you’re using hot water in multiple locations at once, this could overload your tankless water heater. This depends on its capacity, of course. Perhaps the capacity is too low to meet your family’s needs so it shuts down unexpectedly. You can address this in the short term by limiting the amount of applications at once and resetting your unit. However, you might also consider upgrading to a higher capacity or even adding a second tankless unit to your home.
Blocked Air Supply or Exhaust
Have you noticed an error code on your tankless water heater display? This might indicate that your air supply or exhaust is suffering from a blockage. Basically, your heater is struggling with either venting or combustion air. You should check the vent pipes to ensure they are connected correctly and without puncture holes. Then, you should make sure the clearance requirements of your appliance are being met. Otherwise, this can create a dangerous fire hazard.
If your water heater is failing to ignite, there are a few potential causes. It might be down to the gas supply, if it’s a gas fuelled tankless heater. Check that your propane tank isn’t empty. Then, look at your gas and water valves. They should be opened fully. This should resolve the issue, but if it doesn’t, you should definitely contact Beehive Plumbing. In that scenario, there may be a more serious underlying issue that needs to be addressed.
The cause of flame failure is usually either a gas pressure issue or an electrical problem. Before you call out the professionals, you might want to rule out straightforward causes like an unpaid gas bill or an empty propane tank. Once you’re sure it’s a bigger problem, contact us. We’ll determine whether the flame failure is down to combustion issues, venting obstructions, a small gas line, or regulator failure. We’ll diagnose then repair the problem, quickly restoring functionality.
Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater
There are many benefits to choosing a tankless water heater over a standard water heater.
Benefits of tankless water heaters include:
- Take up minimal space
- Water heating is on demand
- Won’t run out of hot water
- No risk of being scalded
- Units last longer, some models over 20 years
- Water is fresh since it has not been sitting in a tank
- Leaves less of an environmental footprint
- Since the system only heats water as it is used, the cost to operate it is less.
They are extremely energy efficient and will provide you significant energy savings over the year.
Due to their efficiency, they often qualify for energy rebates. Learn more about these rebates from Questar Gas here.
Tankless Water Heater Installation in Salt Lake City
While there are many benefits to installing a tankless heater, this type of heater may not be the best choice for all homes and businesses. To ensure that a tankless water heater is the best choice, our professionals at Beehive Plumbing determine your hot water wants and needs and consult with you on what your best options are.
Once it has been determined that a tankless heater will benefit you, our professionally trained technicians will assess your groundwater temperature and determine the flow of water through your home or business to decide which model will be the best fit for your needs.
Contact our Salt Lake City plumbers today to get a free tankless water heater estimate.
Why Choose Beehive Plumbing for Tankless Water Heater Repair?
We’re experts in the plumbing industry, and we know all there is to know about tankless water heaters. Our team is experienced and knowledgeable, and each member has undertaken specialist training that equips them to manage all kinds of water heater repairs.
Whether you need to service your heater, repair it, or install a new one, our reputable local business is the obvious solution. Our professionalism is well known in the community, which is why we attract so much repeat custom. We’ve earned the loyalty that we enjoy from our customers in Salt Lake City and Utah more generally.
One thing you’ll never receive from Beehive Plumbing is substandard service. We are not a company that cuts corners. On the contrary, we are known to go the extra mile and exceed expectations. That means you can be sure we’ll communicate with transparency, perform our work diligently, and proactively seek ways to improve efficiency.
Financing Water Heater Service, Repair and Installment
Sometimes, people let their water heater issues worsen because they worry about the financial implications of calling for a repair or a replacement. This doesn’t make economic sense as an exacerbated problem will undoubtedly end up costing more to fix. As a way to address these concerns, we introduced flexible financing plans.
Customers are invited to apply for financing to pay for their tankless water heater repairs. The application process is smooth and straightforward, requiring relatively little documentation. This is because we understand that plumbing issues often occur as emergencies, so our customers have enough on their minds without unnecessary stress!
Would splitting the cost of your tankless water heater repair help you access our services? Now, there’s no need to settle for substandard plumbing services due to budget worries. You can enjoy the very best local plumbing support at a reasonable cost, spread over a longer period. Customers love our financing options.
Emergency Tankless Water Heater Repair
If your tankless water heater starts playing up at an inconvenient hour, you don’t have to wait to get the issue resolved. Instead, you can contact Beehive Plumbing’s emergency tankless water heater repair service. That’s right, we have plumbers working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure our customers are served exactly when they need us.
Let’s face it, plumbing problems don’t stick to a reasonable schedule. In fact, it seems like they often occur at the worst moment possible! That’s why we offer service around the clock. We know that some urgent repairs are required immediately in order to avoid significant property damage or even danger. You won’t have to wait around for our help!
The convenience of Beehive Plumbing’s tankless water heater repair service is one reason it continues to be so popular with local customers. They know they can depend on us at all times, and no plan B is necessary.
Tankless Water Heater Service and Repair in Utah
When looking for service on your tankless water heater, you need to ensure your technician has skill, expertise, experience, and is licensed to provide the best service and repair possible. Our technicians are not only licensed but have the experience and professionalism to get the job done right the first time.
Beehive Plumbing’s fast and friendly staff will not only repair your tankless water heater but also provide maintenance and inspection services for both home and business customers. We are open 24/7 to resolve all emergency plumbing situations fast.