Temprite Climate Solutions Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tankless Water Heaters’

The History of the Tankless Water Heater

Monday, November 14th, 2022
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We often recommend our customers look into tankless water heaters as an option when they’re shopping for a water heating installation or replacement. Tankless systems have a great deal to offer: they save energy, last longer than traditional water heaters, take up less space, and won’t run out of hot water. 

The tankless water heater does sound like a piece of nifty new technology. But here’s the surprise: tankless water heaters aren’t “new” at all. The technology of the tankless water heater is almost as old as the standard storage tank water heater. What’s new is the popularity and presence of the tankless water heater. We’ll explain more below as we look at the interesting history of this alternative method of keeping hot water flowing from the taps in a house.

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Some Tankless Water Heater Problems You May Encounter

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
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We think tankless water heaters are a fantastic choice for many homes. Not all homes, necessarily, but we strongly recommend our customers consider installing a tankless system the next time they need a water heater. The benefits of going tankless are enormous: energy savings, space savings, unlimited hot water, and longer equipment life.

We won’t pretend that tankless water heaters are perfect. They can run into problems over their service lives that will require calling professionals for water heater repair in Qualicum Beach, BC. Our team of water heater experts will see that your tankless water heater gets back to doing what it does best.

We’ll look at several tankless water heater malfunctions you might run into:

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How a Tankless Water Heater Can Save Money

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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Is it time for a new water heater installation in Parksville, BC for your house? Then you may have already considered going the “tankless water heater route.” If you haven’t, we encourage you to give it some consideration.

Tankless water heaters are becoming more popular each year, appearing in more new homes, condos, and apartment complexes. They save space compared to standard storage tank systems, and they have a host of other benefits. They cost more to purchase upfront, but as we plan to show you in this post, they offset that cost with the ways they can help you save money.

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Do I Need to Make Any Plumbing or Heating Changes for a Tankless Water Heater Installation?

Monday, March 21st, 2022
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The tankless water heater is growing in popularity in homes with each passing year. Many homeowners love having this addition to their household as a replacement for a standard storage tank water heater. There’s plenty to love: Tankless water heaters consume much less energy than standard water heaters, have longer service lives, take up less space, and provide unlimited hot water without running out (provided the water heater was accurately sized when installed—that’s why you always want professionals on the job).

There are some potential drawbacks to tankless water heaters. They aren’t right for every home or situation. They cost more than other water heaters to install, and although they save money over their service lives, this initial higher price tag may not fit with some household budget. And there’s also the question of other changes that may need to be made to the plumbing and heating system to accommodate a water heater installation in Parksville, BC. Although not true for all homes, some will need to make more extensive changes to adapt to how a tankless system works.

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How Tankless Water Heaters Work

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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The standard water heater, also called a storage tank water heater, has a simple operation to understand. A larger tank stores a supply of water, which gas jets heat until it reaches the desired temperature for use. When a water tap turns on in the house, a pump moves the hot water from the tank to the tap. The water heater must run regularly to keep its water supply heated, both because of the depletion of water as its used and because of standby heat loss (i.e. heat escaping through the tank walls).

This conventional method of water heating has worked for households for decades, but it’s no longer the only method of supplying hot water for residential needs. The tankless water heater is now a popular alternate choice. This type of water heater boasts several advantages for the right household. But how exactly does a water heater with no tank even work? We’ll get into that below.

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Signs Your Tankless Water Heater System Needs Repairs

Monday, September 20th, 2021
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A tankless water heater is an excellent addition to many homes. Unlike storage tank water heaters—the kind found in the majority of homes—tankless systems don’t need to run regularly to keep a supply of water heated. This helps them save energy, increase their service lives, and take up less space. Because tankless water heaters heat water as needed, they won’t run out of hot water as long as they were accurately sized and installed. 

Tankless water heaters are precision devices, so they can fall prey to a number of malfunctions, some of which are specific to them. Fast action to have water heater repair in Parksville, BC will keep your tankless system running the way you want it to. 

To help you identify when you have a tankless water heater in trouble, we’ve listed several warning signs to watch for:

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The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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If you found your way to this post, you probably have plans for a new water heater installation in Qualicum Beach, BC this summer. Not only do you have the plans, you have an idea to make the switch from a standard storage water heater (a.k.a. a tank water heater) to a tankless water heater. 

We approve of considering tankless water heaters, which offer many benefits for households. Although a tankless water heater might not fit with your home’s needs—no two households have the same water usage patterns and requirements—you’ll at least benefit from taking a look at what one of these systems can offer you. 

Below we’ll look into the main benefits of using a tankless water heater.

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This May Be the Fall When You Finally Get a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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You’ve been thinking about it. We know you have, because you got to this blog post and you are reading these words right now. But is this the moment? Is this when you make the switch you’ve planned on for years: getting rid of that old standard storage tank water heater and replacing it with a tankless water heater?

A good question, and we can help with the answer. But to get a full professional answer about installing a tankless water heater in Courtenay, BC, you’ll need to make an appointment with our experts. We can analyze your current situation and see what the best way forward is.

Is Your Current Water Heater Truly Finished?

Before you choose to have a new water heater of any type installed, you need to be certain you aren’t throwing away the current water heater too early. Most storage water heaters can last for more than 15 years, although past 20 years is pushing it—that’s a good time for a replacement.

If your current water heater is struggling to deliver the expected volume of hot water, is costing more than it once did to operate, or is starting to leak or corrode, then it’s also time to have it replaced. Our technicians can help find out if repairs can keep it going, but they’ll also tell you when repairs are throwing money away that you could spend on a new system.

What About the Tankless Water Heater Appeals to You?

We’re not trying to drive you away from a tankless water heater, not at all! In fact, there are probably some benefits to using a tankless system that you don’t know about. So, think about why you’re eager to have this type of water heater in your home. Is it …

  • The unlimited hot water supply? This is a huge one for people—a tankless hot water heater can’t run out of its supply of hot water because it doesn’t have one. It always heats up more. The system can be overwhelmed if multiple taps are on at one time, however, so you need to know how your household uses water.
  • The energy savings? A tankless water heater is more expensive to purchase than a storage tank water heater, but the amount of money it saves in energy reduction will pay you back in a few years.
  • The small size? Say goodbye to that space-consuming tank—tankless water heaters can be small enough to be installed onto a wall.
  • The longevity? With less energy consumed and work done, a tankless water heater ages slower than a standard water heater. You’ll have many more years to enjoy those energy savings and other benefits.

Let the Professionals Guide You

You must have professionals install a water heater of any kind in your house, so have them on the job early to help you make the right choice. Our water heater pros can help you find the ideal new water heater and size it properly so it delivers the results you expect.

Temprite Climate Solutions serves Courtenay, BC and Surrounding Areas. For a job done right, call Temprite!

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