Tankless Water Heater Installations

A tankless or on-demand water heater is one of the most effective sources of hot water for homes and businesses in Gainesville and Ocala, FL. These units deliver 2–5 gallons of water per minute, custom heated for that moment. Traditional storage tank water heaters can provide adequate heated water, but these tanks often take up large amounts of space, pose a high risk of water damage to the property, require a lot of energy to function, and need to be replaced every decade or so. With benefits that far exceed those of traditional water heater models, tankless water heaters are the perfect solution for your water heating needs.

If your property would benefit from the efficiency of a tankless water heater, call Sunshine Plumbing and Gas today. Each Ocala plumber with our plumbing repair company has the most up-to-date information and experience in installation and repairs for all makes and models of tankless water heaters for both residential and commercial properties. Contact us today to learn more about our available plumbing services in Ocala, FL.

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How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?

Tankless water heaters are fueled using gas, propane, or electricity. When a hot faucet turns on, water draws into the tankless heater and starts to circulate. The heat source activates and begins to warm the heat exchanger. Water continues to circulate around the heat exchanger until it reaches the set temperature, flowing into plumbing toward the open faucet. Once the hot faucet turns off, water stops flowing inside the tankless water heater. Depending on your property’s requirements and your preferences, you might prefer a gas tankless water heater, a propane tankless water heater, or an electric tankless water heater. Our technicians can help you select the best type of tankless water heater and model for your needs. Contact us for more information about our gas and propane services in North Central Florida.

What Are The Benefits To Tankless Water Heaters?

There are a number of benefits to tankless water heaters, but the most significant perk lies in their efficiency. Traditional tank-style water heaters often lose efficiency due to standby heat loss. But tankless water heaters begin warming the water for the intended moment, reducing the amount of energy required to function. Tankless water heaters aren’t just more efficient, they last longer than traditional water heaters, and take up less space when installed.

Boosted Energy Efficiency

The average household uses at least 80 gallons of water per day, with showers and baths using nearly half of the total amount. When this amount of water flows through a tankless water heater, however, a tankless unit is generally still 8–14% more energy efficient than traditional models. Homes that use less than 80 gallons of water each day can save up to 34 percent of water, making tankless water heaters the most ecologically friendly option.

Increased Functional Lifespan

Traditional storage tank water heaters last from 10–15 years — on average — while a tankless water heater features a functional lifespan of around 20 years. This system longevity chalks up to its on-demand usage rather than preemptively storing a large amount of water in the tank. Tankless water heaters also have less risk of causing water damage due to a leak or burst, keeping your belongings, family, or employees safe from harm.

Less Space Required

Without a large, bulky tank in which to store water, a tankless water heater is compact and needs less space in a home or business for installation. Because of their smaller size, tankless heaters can be installed in either a central location as a whole-house style or to service only nearby outlets as point-of-use. Our Ocala and Gainesville plumbers will help determine the optimal location in a home or business for installing a tankless water heater.

What Does Tankless Water Heater Installation Include?

Scheduling a professional tankless water heater installation with Sunshine Plumbing and Gas ensures the unit is fully optimized for energy efficiency, cost savings, and longevity. We start by figuring out the flow rate and temperature rise expected in the home or business of the unit. To do this, write down the hot water devices, such as a shower and washing machine, likely to be used at the same time. Next, our technicians identify and add up the appliances’ individual flow rates, which are given in gallons per minute. The total gallons per minute is the ideal flow rate that the tankless water heater should supply for a home or business.

Other factors our technicians will consider before installation include the fuel type, climate, local building code requirements, safety, and answers to any questions you may have regarding your new tankless water heater. For more information about the tankless water heater installation process or to schedule plumbing services, contact our plumbers in Gainesville and Ocala today.

Tankless Water Heater Vs Storage Tank

Do you know whether a tankless water heater or a storage-tank water heater best accommodates your water-heating needs? Here, our plumbing specialists at Sunshine Plumbing and Gas discuss several important considerations of tankless and tank water heaters, including the advantages and disadvantages of each type of heater. For more information, and to request service for tankless water heater installation, contact our Gainesville and Ocala plumbing company!

How Much Energy Will My Water Heater Use?

Tank and tankless water heaters both serve an identical purpose: heating the water in your residential or commercial plumbing system. However, each of these types of water heaters have different modes of operation. Tankless options work on-demand, meaning that they heat your water when you open your facets. Storage tank water heaters, alternatively, work continuously. Because tankless water heaters only heat the water when you turn on your tap, or when you activate appliances that use hot water, such as your washing machine and dishwasher, they help you save on energy consumption as well as utility costs.

How Much Space Will My Water Heater Take Up?

Another important consideration is space, or the amount of space your water heater requires in order to function properly and adequately heat your water. Traditional tank water heaters are typically large in size and bulky in circumference. They often require an ample amount of space to install, and they take up that space for as long as they remain on the property. Alternatively, however, tankless water heaters are more compact and smaller in size compared with tank storage heaters. With all of the innovations in water heater design and technology, there are tankless water heater models that can be mounted on the wall to save you floor space.

What Is The Lifespan Of My Water Heater?

How long will your water heater last you? Different models can vary with regard to functional lifespan, depending on numerous factors, such as water-heater servicing and prompt repairs performed as is required, among other considerations. Generally, however, water heaters that function on-demand offer the benefic of a longer overall functional lifespan than storage tank water heaters. Tankless models can last anywhere from 20 to 30 years. This is often more than double the lifespan of a tank storage water heater. Tank storage water heaters can last for 10–15 years, or so. Contact us for more information.

How Much Time Is Required To Heat Up My Water?

How long does it take for your water heater to heat up the water in your home or business? Does the hot water come out of the faucet instantly, or does it take time to become warm? Depending on the model you currently have on your property, this number can vary widely. With tankless water heaters, the water is heated immediately after you turn on the faucet, or any appliance that requires hot water to function. Alternatively, storage tank water heaters can require some time to heat the water to your preset specifications. With storage tank water heaters, it can take 15–20 seconds for your water to become hot after you turn on your faucet.

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