Tankless water heaters

Long gone are the days of waiting around for the water to heat up while drawing a bath or getting in the shower thanks to the age of the Tankless Water Heaters. The Raleigh professional plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing are the most trusted name in Tankless Water Heater installation and repair in the Triangle area, however, many of you that might still be unfamiliar with these unit may find yourself asking how do they work and what exactly are the benefits of “losing the tank?”

Much like the Poole’s Plumbing name has become synonymous water heater installation in the surrounding Raleigh area, Noritz has consistently proven to be an innovator in the tankless water heater game. Explaining on their blog at noritz.com that they have been ”singlehandedly revolutionizing the industry and proving why instant (tankless) hot water heaters are an imperative feature to every contemporary household.”

Continuing on to explain how the Tankless Water Heaters actually work, the blog article said, “Tankless instant hot water heaters work by directly heating up water when and only when you want it. Rather than wasting space and energy by storing hot water in large tanks, instant hot water heaters use no storage tanks and thus, use less space and energy – saving you money while also being green-friendly.”

 

Tankless Water Heaters

They then explained a five step process, giving further detail as to how the units function. The step in that process are:

  1. Turn on your bath’s or sink’s valve to hot water temperature.
  2. Cold water begins to enter through the Noritz tankless hot water heater. The flow sensors quickly detect the motion of the water flow and alert the internal computer.
  3. The computer automatically ignites the burners and carefully calculates the perfect temperature in order to deliver your desired, optimal heat.
  4. Water quickly circulates throughout the heat exchanger in order to reach the calculated temperature. The water exits the heater, directly to you so that you can enjoy a continuous stream of hot water.
  5. Then, whenever you feel like turning it off, the unit automatically shuts down and stops using precious energy – meaning you save money while also getting instant, hot water on demand.

Lastly, to bullet point the overall benefits of “going tankless” and having the water heater specialists at Poole’s install a Noritz or any brand unit of your choosing, the piece concluded by listing out the following perks.

  • Continuous Hot Water on Demand
  • Save Energy = Green Friendly
  • No more “waiting around” for hot water or unpleasant bursts of cold water
  • Save space with sleek, tankless models.

For a full listing of the latest innovations and the newest tankless water heaters from Noritz that can be installed by Poole’s Plumbing, visit noritz.com

Tankless Water Heaters : Pros and Cons

by raleigh plumbers on April 20, 2015

Tankless Water HeatersThe Raleigh water heater specialists at Poole’s Plumbing specialize in an array of services, with one being installation and servicing of your water heater. With a wide selection of both Tankless Water Heaters and conventional model water heaters from all of the most trusted name in plumbing products at your disposal with our Raleigh water heater specialists at Poole’s, deciding whether or not  Tankless Water Heaters are the right fit for you is one that should be weighed out carefully.

The website, howstuffworks.com recently did an in depth analysis that can help you to properly analyze whether Tankless Water Heaters would be the most cost effective and best fit in your home or place of business, detailing both the benefits and drawbacks as follows:

Benefits:

  • Most Tankless Water Heaters come with a federal tax rebate of $300.
  • They never run out of hot water.
  • They last five to 10 years longer than tank heaters.
  • They’re more efficient with no standby heat loss.
  • Tankless Water Heaters take up less space and can even be installed on walls or outdoors with an anti-freeze kit.
  • Smaller units can be installed under cabinets or in a closet, closer to the point of use.
  • They only need enough power to heat the amount of water necessary at any given moment.
  • You can shave as much as 20 percent from your water heating bill.
  • Electric models don’t produce greenhouse gases.
  • Most units are operated by remote control and have up to four separate settings available.
  • There’s no possibility of flooding due to a ruptured tank.

Drawbacks:

  • They cost up to three times as much as a tank water heater.
  • Your hot water output is split among all your household fixtures.
  • You may need to add a larger natural gas line to supply the unit with enough fuel.
  • Venting gas and propane units requires expensive stainless steel tubing.
  • Electric models may require an additional circuit.
  • Gas-powered units produce greenhouse gases.
  • Gas units require the additional expense of an annual servicing.
  • Electric models require a lot of energy.
  • They need a minimum flow rate of .5 GPM in order to activate the heat exchanger.
  • Lag time can require you to run your water in order to get to the hot water, increasing water waste.

Other Considerations:

  • Water heating accounts for about 20 percent of your home energy budget.
  • A whole-house electric model costs $500-$700.
  • A whole-house gas model costs $1,000-$2,000.
  • Electric models are generally cheaper to install than gas.
  • Natural gas is less expensive now, but expected to surpass electricity in the coming years.
  • A standard bathtub holds about 35 gallons, soaking tubs hold between 45-80 gallons.

In addition to these points, there are many other valid points to consider when looking into the possibility of going with Tankless Water Heaters. The entire analysis can be seen at this link, home.howstuffworks.com .

Double Your Dollars on Tankless Water Heater Installs

by raleigh plumbers on December 13, 2010

Upgrade or Install a Tankless Water Heater in next 30 days, from Now Until December 31st and Poole’s Plumbing will double your internet coupon from $150 off to $300.00 off any Tankless Water Heater Install. Contact us today for complete details at 919-661-6334. Or learn more about our professionally installed Brand name Tankless Water Heaters here.

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