Is your water heater on its last leg? If so, it may be time to consider some replacement options for your home! Water heaters aren’t something you want to be without, even for a short period of time, and waiting until yours completely shuts down before investing in something new could leave you without hot water for much longer than anticipated.
Generally, if your tank is older than 10 years, leaking, making strange rumbling or clunking noises, or producing rusty water, these are all pretty clear indications that a new set-up will be in order soon.
Since cold showers are something we all want to avoid, we encourage you to explore your options today! One style that is growing in popularity year after year is the tankless water heater. Now, you may have heard of these, but many don’t realize just how many benefits they offer. Learn more now, and please reach out to our crew if you have any questions or concerns – we’re here and happy to help!
How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?
So, how do these units work exactly, and how do they differ from their more traditional counterparts? Well, one obvious difference is their lack of a tank (hence the name). This is a big draw for many with smaller spaces to work with, as it clears a significant amount of floor space for furniture, shelving, storage, and other odds and ends.
Another big reason why homeowners invest in tankless options is because they provide an endless supply of hot water. How is this possible? Well, your water ends up flowing on a recirculation line that keeps the water constantly moving, thus allowing it to stay warm for as long as you need it.
On top of all that they are incredibly efficient, meaning you can easily save money on your month-to-month energy bills. Many of our customers are pleasantly surprised at how fast these appliances pay themselves off! And, believe it or not, they have a much longer lifespan than models with tanks, so you won’t have to think about replacing it anytime soon.
Now, it’s clear that tankless water heaters have a lot to contribute to a household, but every appliance has both pros and cons, so what are the cons here? One thing that might cause someone to consider alternate models is the high upfront installation costs associated with these more modern systems. They do cost more than a classic-style water heater, so that is something you will want to consider before moving forward.
That being said, because they are so good at saving energy, you will save money over time. In the end, if you are able to pay for one of these space-saving, higher efficiency units, it will actually be better for your bank account over time.
Another potential drawback is that the more water sources you have, the bigger the tank you will need. That means you may need a bigger unit if you have, let’s say, lots of shower heads throughout your home. We like to figure out how much power you’ll need if all of the shower heads are running at the same time (since that’s where most of your water will be coming from), then base the size of your appliance in accordance with that.
It’s also important that your gas line is able to support the size of your water heater. (This is something our team is equipped to handle, as well!)
All in all, if this process isn’t approached correctly, you could find yourself in an inconvenient situation, such as being unable to have a hot shower while your dishwasher is running. To avoid any issues, be sure to count on a team of professionals from the get-go. At Airbusters, we are trained, certified, and have over 15 years of experience, and we’re the go-to company for countless citizens throughout Nashville and its surrounding cities. Give us a call now, and we can set something up.
What Will My Initial Investment Costs Look Like?
So, you feel pretty confident that a tankless water heater is the right choice for your home, but you want to know what you’ll be looking at in terms of costs. Well, a lot depends on the size of your home’s water system, but you can typically figure on paying anywhere from $2000 – $3000 for both the water heat itself and the installation costs associated with it.
Like we said, the higher upfront costs balance out in terms of energy savings, but remember to invest in annual inspections to ensure you get the biggest bang for your buck. Failing to do so can affect your warranty, and you will definitely notice issues with efficiency and overall functionality as years pass.
How exactly does a lack of maintenance affect the water heater? Over time, calcium deposits form in the loops of your system causing blockages, which then result in low water pressure. In the end, your system will suffer significantly, and it will wear out much quicker than expected. The best way to guarantee you get the best return on your investment is to make that yearly appointment to ensure everything is functioning well and free of build-up or damages. All it takes is a quick phone call to our team to set up an appointment, and we’ll handle it from there. Trust us – it’s well worth it!
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In addition to servicing tankless water heaters, Airbusters Heating & Cooling Service specializes in HVAC needs, Installation, service, & repair of HVAC, troubleshooting, indoor air services, water heaters, water heater service, repair, & installation, air conditioning service & repair, heating system service & repair, HVAC system design & installation, ductwork design, installation, & repair, airflow diagnostics, & tankless water heater installation. We offer HVAC service plans & free second opinions on HVAC unit replacement quotes.
We service the majority of Middle Tennessee, specifically Franklin TN, Green Hills, Belle Meade, Brentwood TN, Nashville, East Nashville, Smyrna, Murfreesboro, & Hendersonville. Give our Service Area page a glance to see which counties we service.
So if your air conditioning unit is not cooling properly & you’re ready to get started? So are we! Reach out to our experts as soon as you can to get this process going & schedule an appointment. In no time, you’ll be enjoying endless hot water, heightened efficiency, and lower monthly bills. We’re excited to serve you soon!