If your current water heater has a leak, or you want to replace your hot water heating system before it fails, contact the plumbing experts at Empire State Plumbing to have a tankless model installed in your home.
If you already have a tankless water heater, we can also perform necessary repairs and maintenance. Contact us today for an estimate in Latham, Cohoes, Albany, and nearby.
Tankless water heaters are still unusual in the U.S., where tank-type water heaters have been used for many years. But in Europe, where energy costs are much higher, tankless water heating technology has a long and successful track record.
A tankless water heater only heats water when it's needed, which means lower water heating costs and no more having to worry about running out of hot water. We see more and more customers installing tankless hot water heaters as a replacement for gas tank-type water heaters.
Hot water on demand. A tankless water heater only starts to use energy when a person or appliance opens a hot water tap.
Most tankless water heaters burn either natural gas or propane fuel. But no fuel is burned until someone turns on a hot water tap, a dishwasher or a washing machine. Water flow automatically ignites the water heater’s burner, and your water is heated as it follows a serpentine path through the heating element. Within just a few seconds, you have hot water.
Tankless water heaters are also known as “on-demand water heaters” for obvious reasons. Unlike a tank-type water heater that must consume energy intermittently to maintain a minimum hot water temperature in the storage tank, a tankless water heater only burns fuel when you need hot water.
Business owners like tankless water heaters because this appliance simply stays off when the workspace is unoccupied. But what about homeowners?
If your home is regularly empty for long periods of time, switching to a tankless water heater will eliminate unnecessary water heating that takes place with tank-type models.
As shown in the photo, a tankless water heater has its components housed in a steel box that’s designed to be mounted on the wall. It’s more compact than a tank-type water heater, so it can be installed just about anywhere. Thanks to high-efficiency, direct-vent technology, most tankless water heaters don’t need to vent combustion gasses up a chimney. Instead, a small fan blows these combustion byproducts through a plastic pipe that extends through an exterior wall.
Periodic cleaning and checkups are important to keep a tankless water heater in top condition. Empire State Plumbing can complete this essential maintenance. We can also install a new tankless water heater in your home.
Schedule an appointment for tankless water heater repair or installation, or for any of our other water heater services in Cohoes, Albany, Latham, as well as Schenectady, Troy, Clifton Park, Saratoga Springs, Amsterdam, Gansevoort, Guilderland, & nearby.
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