Tankless Water Heater Installation and Repair
A tankless water heater heats the water on-demand. Since there’s no tank, the unit is not endlessly re-heating the same tank of water.
The unit may be installed in the garage, a closet, or other convenient place. It can also heat water for a single shower, sink, or appliance.
A Tankless water heater provides an endless supply of hot water. While the up-front cost is higher, your monthly utility bill will be lower.
Tankless Water Heater Installation
Installing a tankless water heater requires fitting together pipes that will not leak water or gas. Only a professional should install a tankless water heater.
These are the steps for a pro to install a tankless water heater:
- Upgrade your gas line
- Remove the old water heater
- Mount the water heater
- Install the gas line
- Install new water lines
- Connect the pressure relief valve
- Install the exhaust vent
- Turn on the water
Tankless Water Heater Repair
Sometimes a tankless water heater repair is as easy as a tankless flush. Other times the motherboard or heating element may need to be replaced.
Experts recommend doing a tankless flush every one to two years. The flush eliminates calcium build up in the unit. The flush also helps prevent a leak in the heat exchanger – the most common reason for repair.
A pro can repair your tankless water heater and keep it maintained as well.
Tankless Water Heater Pros and Cons
Tankless water heater pros:
- Endless supply of hot water
- Energy efficient
- Easy to winterize
- Space saving
- No stale water
- Lasts longer
Tankless water heater cons:
- Not enough hot water (if output too small)
- Higher up-front cost
- Slow water input will turnoff the unit
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