Do you dread mornings because of everyone’s mad rush to the shower before all the hot water is used up? For large families, this happens too often. If you’re still using a tank-style water heater, maybe it’s time to consider a tankless system that provides as much instant hot water as you want. Schrader Plumbing is the tankless water heater expert in Southlake with over 20 years worth of experience. Contact us today to find out how your family can benefit from a tankless system.
While many people have heard of a tankless water heater, they may not think these systems are right for their homes. However, if you’re in the market for a new water heater, here are a few reasons to consider getting an on-demand water heater.
For more information or to find out if a tankless water heater is right for you, call us for a consultation.
Tankless water heaters are ideal for people who want the benefits of having unlimited hot water and the money-saving efficiency that comes from these designs. And while tankless water heaters are more reliable than their tank-style counterparts, they sometimes require repairs and maintenance to keep them running correctly. Here are the most common symptoms that signal tankless water heater trouble.
Tankless water heaters are rated by the maximum temperature rise possible per-flow rate. So, when figuring out which size heater to choose for your home, you must determine the flow rate and temperature rise you need for how you’ll use the system. Don’t try to save money and get an undersized tankless water heater because you’ll be disappointed with the results.
The first thing to do is figure out the maximum number of appliances and devices the heater must service and their flow rate. Then, add up their flow rates (gallons per minute), which gives you the flow rate you’ll want for the tankless system.
Next, determine the temperature rise by subtracting the incoming water temperature from the desired output temperature.
Also, keep in mind the fuel source you’ll be using. Gas water heaters produce larger temperature rises per gallon per minute than electric models. If you’re confused by all this, contact the pros at Schrader Plumbing and let them figure out the perfect sized tank for your home.
Tankless water heaters are known for their longer lifetimes. They can outlast a conventional tank style water heater by more than 10 years! But – this is only true if you properly maintain your water heater. Here are a few maintenance tips from our master plumbers.
The most important thing you can do to keep your water heater in great shape is to descale it. This should be done every 12 to 18 months, depending on how much your water heater is used. If you’re not sure, put it on your calendar for the same time every year. Descaling helps flush out all the buildup of sediment in your water heater.
Your tankless water heater needs to be kept very clean around the burners, circulating air passages, and control compartments. Dust and debris build up over time and can cause critical failures. We recommend that you call a licensed plumber to clean your burner chamber, passages, and compartments every year or so. You could perform this task on your own, but it can be very dangerous to work with gas components if you aren’t very familiar with them.
If you really want to keep your tankless water heater in tip-top shape, you should regularly clean the fan and motor to keep it clear of debris. This is very easy to do! Just grab a can of compressed air and spray down the area.
If you have need of a quality affordable plumber specializing in Tankless Water Heaters in Southlake Texas, call the professionals at Schrader Plumbing today. 817-262-0989