Ask a Memphis Plumber: All About Tankless Water Heaters

At Stewart Plumbing, 2013 was a big year for tankless water heaters. Memphis homeowners have really begun getting behind this technology. For the past 12 months, no matter the season, our customer service reps were fielding questions about tankless water heaters–what they are, how they work and what they can do for you and your family.

What makes tankless water heaters so popular?

First let’s take a look at how conventional or ‘tanked’ water heaters work and how tankless models have improved on them in virtually every conceivable way.  Conventional water heaters are equipped with a large storage tank that is always full of continuously heated water. The main drawback of conventional models is that they must burn fuel around the clock to ensure hot water is always just a turn of the faucet away. That means when you and your family are out of the house, at work or school, it’s heating. When you’re out for dinner and a movie, it’s heating.  While you’re on vacation enjoying the beach somewhere, you guessed it, it’s still heating.  Not the most cost effective path to hot water, is it?

Start paying for hot water only when you want it.

Tankless water heaters are often called ‘on-demand’ or ‘instant’ because they only burn fuel periodically. When you’re ready for a hot shower or a bowl of warm soup, your water is ready too—all at the press of a button. The ‘on demand’ capabilities of tankless water heaters allows the homeowner to drastically reduce the large amounts of energy and water normally expended by their conventional counterparts.

The price is right to upgrade your in-home hot water experience today!

While the initial cost purchase and installation of a tankless water heater typically runs a bit higher than conventional models, most new owners see a return on their investment within just a few years.

Tankless water heaters benefits:

  • Lower water usage by 20%
  • Save up to 60% of water heating energy
  • Reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 60%
  • Improve home aesthetics and save space
  • Operate even if other hot water related appliances are running simultaneously

If you are looking to upgrade your Memphis home to a tankless water heater, look no further than Stewart Plumbing. Call today to learn more or to schedule an in-home consulation!

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