New Tankless Water Heater Technology

You have already heard on controlling your lights, its temperature and brightness, and your house’s temperature using your smartphone. However, did you know that you can also control your house’s hot water temperature and gas? Yes, you can control your water heater if you have a tankless water heater unit! So if you need to run out of the house urgently or are put in a situation where you cannot go home for a few days, you can adjust your hot water and gas simply on your smartphone.

 

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More importantly, you can also run diagnostic tests using the smartphone applications to source the problem and identify what the problem is. Then, you can send that information to one of our Mr. Swirl friendly plumbers to determine what maintenance and repair actions must be taken, and be informed on what exactly needs to be completed.

 

Tankless units are instant water heaters that are specially perfect for smaller houses due to their compact size, and other advantages such as energy and cost efficiency in the long run. The instant hot water is why the tankless units are also called on-demand water heaters, as they only work when hot water is turned on anywhere in the house.

 

Just like there is plumbers in demand during this time, the on-demand tankless water heater are also in demand here in the Lower Mainland. Below are a list of pros and cons of tankless water heater units.

 

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Tankless Water Heater Advantages

There are several advantages to switching over to a tankless unit, that include but are not limited to the following.

  • Tankless water heaters are a long-term solution to saving energy and money as they use significantly less water and energy than regular water heaters.
  • They have a life expectancy of at least 20 years.
  • There is an unlimited amount of hot water when using a tankless unit.
  • There is no chance of the tank exploding and being hazardous and damaging to the surrounding. Therefore, there is also a very low chance of burning and exposure to toxic metals.
  • There is a low risk of water damage and leaks
  • There is instant hot water and no need to wait for the cool water to change into warm and then hot water. Tankless water heaters only heat your water when its being used and save much more energy than the older models conventional hot water tanks.
  • Due to the nature of the tankless unit, and as the name suggests, there is no tank in a tankless water heater unit, therefore, it is the most space-conscious option for smaller place They are easily installable on walls and in small nooks.
  • They lower the monthly household bill costs, as the energy saving point of a tankless water heater directly correlated to the bills you must pay at the end of each month.

Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages

The following are some of the disadvantages of a tankless unit, however the advantages often far outweigh the disadvantages.

  • The tankless water heater installation cost is higher up front; however, it lasts longer than a regular hot water tank, thus justifying the price. As mentioned earlier, the life expectancy of a tankless water heater is over 20 years, which also justifies the higher cost.
  • There is inconsistency of the water temperature in the house when multiple taps or showers and appliances are being used. The water does not have the time to be heated to the desired point before being sent out to the systems and appliances, resulting in cold water.
  • At times, tankless units may provide no hot water, that is the case when the system is overwhelmed by the number of appliances and systems using hot water.
  • The temperature is harder to keep only warm, and achieve a lukewarm water temperature.
  • The overall savings start kicking in about after 5 to 6 years from purchasing a tankless water heater, so it is truly a long-term investment as they last about 20 years.

 

Overall, the major and most influential difference between tankless water heater vs tank one is the size. Tankless, as the name suggests, does not have a space-consuming tank and can fit almost anywhere, and is compact.

 

Tankless water heater prices per units varies as there is a different variations and sizes of a tankless unit. The starting price is about $1,700 in Canada, and that is the price of a base level tankless water heater unit only. The installation and everything else overall costs about $6,000 as there are many components to the installation of a tankless unit. However, it is important to take the advantages of the unit in consideration when looking at the costs.

 

If you’re searching “tankless water heater installation near me” on the web, Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber is here to provide you with tankless water heater installation services as soon as possible. We also provide tankless water heater maintenance services throughout the Lower Mainland. Call us today at 604.435.4664 for all your tankless unit services and plumbing service needs. Additionally, read our tankless unit guide for more information.

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