We can point you to the appropriate size, brand, and type of water heater for your home. If you need
EMERGENCY SERVICE call for our 24/7 on call plumber.
Although we do not sell water heaters we do install them.
Tankless Water Heaters:
I think tankless heaters are great for saving on gas bills, especially in smaller homes. In some cases, however, you might be better off choosing to install a good old-fashioned water heater. Those cases may include:
Large homes. A single tankless water heater will have trouble supplying an endless stream of hot water over the area of a smaller home, but a hot water tank can supply more sheer volume of heated water at a time for larger homes. A large home can still go tankless, but more than one unit may have to be installed to cover “zones” of the house, driving installation costs up.
Modification issues. Some homes may not have gas lines large enough to comfortably accommodate the larger volume of gas a tankless unit needs, meaning that we’d have to install a new gas line to feed the unit. This isn’t necessarily a big deal, but in some cases it could require extra work. And there might be other issues involving adding a new electrical outlet, roof vent pipe, et cetera.
Water heaters have their good points. They last for many years with proper repair and maintenance, and as I mentioned they can supply a large volume of heated water for large homes. But they do force you to keep your burner going continuously, and gas isn’t cheap. Ultimately you must choose the most cost-efficient solution for your specific needs.
We install Rinnai or Navian tankless water heaters. We would have to look at the job and give an estimate to install the tankless water heater.
The good news is that Steve’s Plumbing can help you make that decision. We also know everything there is to know about installing, repairing and maintaining your heater to ensure reliable year-round operation. Just contact us and we’ll be happy to help!