If fighting over who gets in the shower first in the morning, so they have all the hot water to themselves sounds like your family routine, maybe it’s time to consider a tankless water heater. While they’re not right for every Murrieta, CA home, AM PM Plumbing will examine your needs and show you if you can benefit from going tankless.
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Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters are relatively new on the scene. More and more people are curious about how they work and if they’re the right fit for their home. Here are some of the benefits to consider.
- Instant Hot Water: Instead of waiting for the water to get hot as you do with a tank water heater, you get instant hot water almost as soon as you turn on the tap.
- Unlimited Hot Water: Unlike a tank water heater that runs out of hot water with use, a tankless system provides as much hot water as you want for as long as you want.
- Longer Lifespan: While the average tank water heater lasts about 15 years, a tankless system can last nearly twice as long.
- More Efficient: Tankless water heaters can be up to 22% more efficient than other kinds of water heaters, which means you save money every year on your energy bills.
- Tax Breaks: Sometimes, tankless water heaters qualify for tax credits because of their higher energy efficiency.
There are other benefits too, so if you’re interested in adding one of these systems to your home, call AM PM Plumbing to find out more.
How to Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater
Much like a tank water heater, a tankless system accumulates mineral buildup inside the unit. This buildup can erode the walls of the system’s heating chamber. To ensure your system remains efficient and works correctly, you must flush out these minerals at least once per year. If you’re not sure how to flush the system, call a professional for help.
To get your drains thoroughly clean, check out our hydro-jetting service.
What Happens When Tankless Water Heaters Malfunction?
Although more reliable than tank water heaters, tankless water heaters can malfunction too. Sometimes lack of maintenance causes deposits to build up inside the heat exchanger, which causes the outlets to clog. If you notice a reduction in water pressure, chances are clogged outlets are the culprit. Also, leaks can develop in the heat exchanger too, and the escaping water puts the unit in danger of corrosion. If your tankless water heater isn’t working like it did when it was new, call us for a checkup.