Traditional Tank Water Heaters v Tankless Water Heaters
If you’ve never had a tankless water heater—or you’ve never even heard of one—you’re in for a treat. Traditional tanked water heaters use storage tanks to heat water and store it, keeping hot water ready for you. Once you use up that water, it can take a while for that big tank to heat back up again with new water. A tankless water heater doesn’t store water like that. In fact, it doesn’t store water at all! Instead, it pulls water through it, heating it as it goes. That means it’ll keep heating however much water you need. As long as you have the hot water handle turned, it’s gonna keep cranking out hot water. Because it doesn’t store water, that also means the water from a tankless water heater is fresher!
Tanked water heaters last around 8-10 years, but tankless water heaters can last upwards of 25 years! Not only that, but they’re also more energy efficient than tank water heaters. Tanked water heaters not only have a bunch of water sitting in a tank, but they have to KEEP all that water warm. That means the water heater is spending more time and energy keeping water ready for you when and if you need it. Remember how tankless water heaters only heat water when you need it? That means you’re saving energy on your water heater because it only runs when you need it to.
Gast Tankless Water Heaters vs Electric Tankless Water Heaters
You only want the best for your family. In our opinion, that’s a gas tankless water heater. Electric tankless water heaters still have their own perks— they’re much smaller and costs less to install (unless you need an electrical panel upgrade). Electric has special electrical requirements in order to heat enough water for the average home, but most homes don’t have the electrical panels to handle that kind of demand. That means you’ll probably have to upgrade your electrical panel, which adds to the cost of your tankless water heater installation. With gas, you don’t have to worry about this! Not only that, but electric doesn’t use modern technology to control the water flow and temperature. That means you’re more likely to experience moments where the water suddenly feels burning hot or freezing cold. Overall, you’re gonna be a lot happier going with gas. They’re cheaper to run, can create more hot water at once, and are more reliable. While we can repair electric tankless water heaters, we don’t install them. Morris-Jenkins only installs gas tankless water heaters because we really do believe they’re the best option.
Why Pick Morris-Jenkins for Your Tankless Water Heater Installation
Tankless water heaters are still a pretty new concept. Not a lot of plumbers know how to work on them yet. Fortunately, not only are Morris-Jenkins plumbers trained on how to install tankless water heaters in Gastonia, but they’re also the best at repairing them! This means that, even as your water heater starts to wear down over the years, a plumber from the same company that installed it is ready and able to fix it whenever you need. We’re able to be here to support it throughout its life!
Installing a tankless water heater is an investment, and you wanna know you’re trusting the right people. Not only do our plumbers get tons of training on the things they do, but they LOVE being plumbers! When you do something you love for a living, you take a lot of pride in your work and making sure it’s done the right way. When you call Morris-Jenkins to install your new tankless water heater, you know you’re calling someone who will install things the right way, even if it’s not the easy way.
Why Go Tankless
Whenever you’re ready to look into installing a tankless water heater in your Gastonia home, give us a call, text us, or message us online! We’ll send a pro out to calculate the best water heater for your home. They’ll give you options and answer any questions you might have. From there, all you have to do is tell us what you’d like—we’ll handle the rest. Before you know it, you’ll be able to enjoy a hot shower that doesn’t end until you say so!