What are the benefits of a gas tankless water heater?
A gas tankless water heater is small. They don’t have to hold a vat of forty or fifty gallons of water all the time, and they don’t have to keep that water hot. Instead, they just heat the water through a system of coils as it passes from the water supply line to your faucet. This works out perfectly, especially in small homes. You gain extra space in your closet or garage, and small homes usually don’t have enough simultaneous activity to overpower the tankless heater’s capacity.
The second primary benefit is the energy efficiency. Again, you don’t have to worry about keeping the water heated all the time, and that lowers your energy bill considerably. The gas is only on for as long as the shower is running or your appliances take to clean the dishes or laundry. Tankless heaters are also built to last twice as long as their traditional counterparts, so you’re going to be saving more money down the line.
When it comes to gas-powered tankless water heaters, there is one difference to keep in mind. Like with all gas appliances, ventilation is key. So when you’re getting the estimates for the initial installation, make sure the modifications include a dedicated vent system with larger gas pipes. Even though the machine won’t be running all the time, it needs a bit of space to safely make your water piping hot.
If you know you want a tankless water heater and you’re ready to get an estimate, contact us at East Texas Leak Locators. We can install your heater and make sure your gas system is sealed and running smoothly.