Is Your Home a Good Candidate for a Tankless Water Heater? Learn About the Property Updates That Might Be Required
Are you thinking about purchasing a new tankless water heater for your residence or place of business? If this is your first experience with on-demand hot water, you may be quite eager to take advantage of the benefits. However, it might require some upgrades to your property. Keep reading to learn more and then contact The Stanley Louis Company at 800-217-6527 for assistance.
The benefits of a tankless water system
Some of the benefits of a tankless water system include having water that is always hot and never runs out, energy efficiency gains without standby heat loss, lower monthly costs for hot water, reduced footprint to increase utility room space, and a 20+ year life expectancy for the unit itself.
There is an upfront cost required
However, you should also get ready for what might be a lengthy and pricey installation process. Following are the key adjustments that are frequently required when switching from a conventional water heater to a tankless model.
Building a covered platform will allow you to place the tankless water heater so that its vents clear the floor joists if you’re placing it in a basement. Water heaters without tanks must be vented to the outdoors. To make room for the vent piping, it might be necessary to create a new hole in the outer wall.
In order to operate their fans and electronics, all tankless water heaters need to be powered by electricity. This means that new wire may need to be installed to the appliance by an electrician, who will also make sure the system can support the increased load. If your house is older, you might need to replace the wiring to supply the appliance with 220V electricity.
It goes without saying that the gas line must be extended in order to reach a gas-fired tankless water heater if one is being installed. It could be necessary to install a new gas shutoff to enable maintenance on the appliance.
To reach your new unit, the water supply line must also be extended. This requires installing any appropriate shut-off valves, supports to keep the vertical pipe run in place, and insulation on the pipes that exit your old unit.
Call today for help
Please get in touch with The Stanley Louis Company if you have any questions regarding getting a new tankless water heater installed in your home. Whether you just want our professional advice on the top tankless models or you’re ready to receive an installation quote, we will be pleased to provide you any information you need. Call us at 800-217-6527 to get in touch.