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Cincinnati Tankless Water Heater Installation

Tankless water heaters have quickly become a popular hot water heater option for Cincinnati homeowners who want to lower utility expenses and limit energy waste around the home. Unlike conventional tank gas water heaters or tank electric water heaters, a tankless unit heats water only when needed – it doesn’t preheat hot water for storage until it’s time for use. There’s no constant use of energy as with a conventional model, which reduces the cost of operation and energy consumption.

Installing a tankless water heater is a great choice if you’re looking to lower energy consumption around your house. With approximately 14% of the average Ohio home’s energy spending going toward water heating, switching to a more efficient type of Cincinnati water heater will create noticeable savings on your energy bills.

Ready to go tankless? Contact the plumbers of Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of tank and tankless water heating, and explore installation options. If you already have a tankless water heater but need service or repair, we have you covered – contact us today to schedule service.


Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

If you haven’t considered a tankless water heater for your Cincinnati home, take a look at these advantages and see if it is the right water heater for your household!

  • A tankless unit can be the safer option, as it runs only when there is a need for hot water, not all the time. Plus, many models include safety features to further increase the safety of use. Monitoring systems give insight into water heater operation, flow rate, and water pressure. Safety controls shut down the system if failure or dangerous conditions are detected.

  • Eliminate energy waste used to store hot water and keep it warm around the clock when you upgrade to a tankless unit. This move could save you as much as 35% in energy expenses!

  • Tankless water heaters have a much smaller footprint than conventional gas water or electric water heaters. As such, they can be installed in tight spaces, offering more flexibility than conventional water heaters.

  • Versus a tank gas water heater, a tankless gas water heater is as much as 40% more energy efficient. They’re up to 55% more efficient versus a tank electric water heater.

  • With professional maintenance, a tank water heater should last twice as long as a tank water heater, 20 to 10 years comparatively.

  • Never run out of enough hot water with a tankless model sized to meet your demand. No waiting around for a tank to refill before you can shower!

A new tankless water heater is only as good as the plumber who installs it. Trust Thomas & Galbraith for the reliable service required to place your new water heater into action and ensure it operates as expected for years to come.

Selecting a Tankless Water Heater for Your Cincinnati Area Home

Choosing the right water heater for your home can make a big difference in your energy costs, as 14% of your energy expenses are created by this household process. Over the course of the year, that 14% adds up to a lot of money, so here are some things to consider when selecting a tankless water heater for increased efficiency and savings at home.




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Repairs for Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are largely low maintenance, but from time to time, problems can occur with any household system. A tankless water heater can be prone to errors such as:

  • Flame Failure
  • Ignition Failure
  • System Overload
  • Air Supply Blockage
  • Exhaust Blockage
  • Cold Water Sandwich
  • Mineral Deposits 

If your tankless water heater’s performance decreases and it’s no longer able to deliver enough hot water for your household, it’s time to call Thomas & Galbraith for plumbing help. Our plumbers are available around the clock to assist you in emergency situations.

Maintenance for Tankless Water Heater Units

While very low maintenance, tankless water heaters are not completely maintenance-free. Preventive maintenance is recommended to help maintain a long service life from the system, which could be over 20 years with excellent care!

Tankless water heaters can have difficulties in homes with hard water. The minerals carried through the water supply can be deposited on the unit’s heat exchanger, leading to clogs that limit water flow. This issue forces the unit to work more than it should, which increases utility expenses. This problem also takes years off system service life if not addressed. The heat exchanger could be damaged beyond repair by mineral building, and you’re stuck with the expense of system replacement rather than a repair.

Maintenance for tankless water heaters includes descaling to remove minerals in the system. The system is cleaned with a vinegar and water solution and then flushed continuously to clear out deposits.

When a Thomas & Galbraith plumber performs maintenance for tankless units, the system is descaled to ensure no mineral buildup. We recommend these appointments at least once a year to preserve system function and longevity – call us today to set an appointment.

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