Below you will find our most frequently asked questions about tankless water heaters.
1.Why Do We Recommend a Tankless Water Heater?
There are many reasons why we recommend a tankless water heater. Let's start with the fact you will have endless hot water at your fingertips for as long as you need. So if you find yourself last in line for a shower, no worries! Needing to run the washer, dishwasher and have the showers going all at once, No problem! Having a tankless water heater can eliminate those day to day challenges that you may experience with a tank water heater.
2. Can I Upgrade My Tank Water Heater With A Tankless?
Yes, tankless water heaters are not just for new construction homes. You can upgrade any home at any time with a tankless water heater.
3. How Long Do Tankless Water Heaters Last?
The life expectancy on most tankless water heaters is 20 years plus. They also offer replaceable parts that can extend the life of the heater beyond that.
4. What Size Tankless Water Heater Do I Need?
We will size the heater on the number of bathrooms and usage. A home with four baths and five family member needs will be different from 2 baths with three family members. The size unit installed will be custom to your needs.
5. Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance?
The good news is tankless water heaters don't require much maintenance. Depending on the mineral makeup of your water, using vinegar as a descaling agent may be necessary once a year.
6. Do Tankless Water Heaters Give Instant Hot Water?
Let's see; this is a yes and no answer. When you turn the faucet on, the tankless will start sending hot water your way immediately; however, the cold water in the piping system that runs from your tankless to your facet will reach your fixture first.
7. What Is A Recirculating Pump, and Do I Need One?
A recirculating pump is a pump that recirculates hot water on a loop, which eliminates the water going cold in the pipe. Having a recirculating pump installed will provide hot water instantly to your fixture.
8.Will A Tankless Water Heater Work With A Well?
Yes, whether you are on a well or city water, a tankless water heater will work on your water system.
9. How Much Should A Tankless Water Heater Cost?
The average cost for a tankless water heater, including the installation, is 3200 -4500.
10. Can You Put A Tankless Water Heater In The Attic?
Yes, one of the best features of a tankless heater is its a space saver. A tankless water heater can be installed in the attic, a closet or laundry room area or on the outside of your home.
11. How Is A Tankless Water Heater Vented?
With the Navien tankless water heater, you will not have to cut a new chase, low exhaust gas temps allow the use of PVC for venting, saving time and money.
12.Will A Tankless Water Heater Work On 1/2 Gas Line?
Yes, with a Navien tankless water heater, you can use an existing 1/2 gas line.
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