Tankless Water Heaters
* used in Europe since the 1970's
* save space, save energy, and never run out of hot water
* last a really long time- 25 years or more is common, as long as you perform regular maintenance
* can be mounted high to create extra space underneath
* best if done once a year (if you have a water softener and low usage you could do every 2)
* consists of a 45-minute de-scale / de-lime flush & a 5-point inspection
* cost for this service: $150 per unit ($105 if I did the install)
* currently these require as much electricity as your air conditioner, but only make about 4 gallons
per minute. There is a large cost for an electrician to run big wires to the unit, often requiring a sub-panel and permits. The electrical portion alone can be thousands of dollars. As such these only make sense if a builder installs them from the start, and even then only in very small homes and/or condos.
Some of our work:
basically its a radiator with a fire underneath it. The water heats up as it travels back and forth through about 30 feet of tubing in the heat exchanger. When it comes out the other end it is hot!
This was a re-install of someone else's improper installation. Hot & Cold valves now in the correct location; difficult soldering job came out great; PVC drip line isolated & moved to the side; safety-release valve now attached to proper CPVC Pipe & on its own dedicated line
These flush-mounted exterior cabs protect against weather and look great
Did you ever wonder what is inside a tankless water heater? It's quite interesting! Gas valve, fan, solenoid, burner, temperature guages, a motherboard...
Customer has 5 people in the home (& 2 large dogs). He said he wants several people to be able to shower at once. This dual system will provide at least 18 gallons per minute which means at least 2 people can shower even if laundry & dishwasher is also running. And they'll never run out of hot water again. Stainless steel construction should last around 30 years with proper maintenance. We are coming back later to install a properly-sized whole-house water filter & salt-free water softener.
There is always a great feeling at the completion of a job well done.
dedicated recirc line requires a few extras such as check valves, purge valve, expansion tank, and a recirc controller.
these new Naviens are quiet and come with a built-in recirc controller. Dedicated recirc line requires an expansion tank. This particular home also has its own expansion tank due to it being a very large home (7,000 square feet) with 2 floors.
Top of the line, all stainless steel pipes & heat exchanger, built-in recirculating pump, 15-year warranty on heat exchanger
put as many together as needed for unlimited power when you need it- and no wasted energy when you don't.
Put them nice and high so you can increase storage space underneath. Separate controller-keypad can be installed lower for your convenience, and most newer units are controllable through your cell phone.
remove your old water heater & platform to pick up a closet worth of space
We are constantly taking training classes to stay up to date on all the current technologies & techniques.
Point-of-use Commercial Project
old single-faucet standard tank water heater was 12 years old and not performing well; commercial faucet & drain was rotted and rusted.
New Rheem single-faucet Tankless Water Heater installed. 29Amp unit is more powerful than 15A, and makes as fast a flow as expected from standard tanks. New commercial faucet & drain; new stainless steel supply lines. Significant space savings.
ready for another 30 years of service!