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Best Cincinnati Tankless Water Heater Repair and Installation

Tankless (On-Demand) Water Heaters for Cincinnati, Ohio

Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand or instantaneous water heaters, provide you hot water only when you need it, unlike a tank water heater that continuously runs to keep the tank full of hot water. Tankless water heaters are a great way to meet your hot water needs on demand and conserve energy which lowers your utility bills. 

On-Demand water heating can decrease your household’s energy usage. On average, 14% of your utility bill is a result of heating your water. So, since you are only heating the water that you use when you use it, you can lower the energy consumption and save money.

Benefits of tankless water heaters. 

  • Tankless water heaters can be safer since they only operate when hot water is needed unlike tank water heaters that are constantly heating and reheating water. Many tankless water heaters have several features to further increase their safety. For instance, some models include monitoring systems that provide information about water pressure and flow; and, if a system fails, it would automatically turn off the heater.
  • Tankless water heaters operate on demand to heat water only when you need it. This may reduce your annual energy costs by as much as 35%.
  • A tankless water heater is compact in size which takes less space; therefore, you have more options on where it can be installed in your home.
  • A tankless water heater is up to 40% more energy efficient than a natural gas tank water heater and up to 55% more efficient than an electric tank water heater.
  • Professionally maintained tankless water heaters have a longer life expectancy than tank water heaters. They will operate as long as 20 years as compared to an average of 10 years for a tank water heater.
  • Tankless water heaters reliably provide hot water whenever you need it and at a preset temperature. If the unit is sized properly, you will not run out of hot water even when you’re the fourth person to take a shower in the morning.

It is very important to rely on a licensed plumber to install your tankless water heater.

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How to Choose the Right Tankless Water Heater for Your Home

Choosing the right water heater for your home can make a big difference in your energy costs. Heating your water is the 3rd largest energy user in your home, accounting for about 14% of your utility bill. Over the course of the year, that adds up to a lot of money, so here are some things to consider when selecting a tankless water heater.

Power Source. Gas and liquid propane tankless water heaters are most commonly used since they are more powerful than electric tankless water heaters.  Of course, your home must have access to natural gas. Electric tankless water heaters may place a higher load on your home’s electrical system which can require costly electrical upgrades. Things like not having the correct wire size can be unsafe. 

Flow Rate. Figure out your family’s peak water usage to meet your hot water needs. How much hot water will you need if you often have two showers running while the dishwasher and washing machine are also running? What is the resulting required flow rate? If you’re not sure,  use this information as a guide… smaller numbers for newer equipment and larger number for older equipment. 

  • Faucets: 0.75 gallons to 2.5 gallons per minute
  • Low-flow shower heads: 1.2 gallons to 2 gallons per minute
  • Older standard shower heads: 2.5 gallons to 3.5 gallons per minute
  • Clothes washers and dishwashers: 1 gallon to 2 gallons per minute

Cost. You might consider saving money with a less expensive tank water heater, but don’t forget about the energy savings. You may save money on the equipment but not get as much savings on your utility bills. It’s a matter of instant savings verses larger long-term savings.

Installation and Maintenance. Proper installation is required for your unit to operate at optimal energy efficiency to benefit from the energy savings. Professional installation takes into account fuel type, climate, local building code requirements, and safety issues. So, it’s in your best interest to have a Thomas & Galbraith plumber install your tankless water heater.

Tankless Water Heater Repair

Tankless water heaters are a good choice because they are low maintenance and very efficient, but they can still have problems such as:

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

When your tankless water heater starts acting up,  be sure to schedule a time for one of our experts to come out to repair your tankless water heater. If it’s an emergency, please call us right away at (513) 327-2578 .

Maintenance Tankless Water Heater 

Tankless water heaters are marketed as “low-maintenance” units as compared to regular tank water heaters. While that is true, a tankless water heater is not a “no-maintenance” appliance. It does require preventative maintenance to lessen the chance of future problems. Tankless water heaters can last 20+ years if they’re properly maintained.

Hard water can be a problem for tankless water heaters. The tap water that runs through your tankless water heater always has trace elements and minerals that can build up over time within the heat exchanger, causing the up the passages to clog up and reduce water flow. This causes your water heater to work overtime to heat your water. Eventually this will shorten your tankless water heater’s lifespan and raise your energy bills. Plus, this mineral buildup on the heat exchanger can cause irreparable damage, requiring the replacement of the heat exchanger or the entire unit.

The harder your water, the more minerals it contains and the more scaling that occurs. Mineral scaling is removed by descaling, which is a process that removes the crud in the unit by running a significant amount of vinegar water through the system, followed by flushing the system for about 45 minutes. Flushing the system removes the vinegar and any other debris from the unit.

During a regular maintenance visit, Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing will descale your tankless water heater to make sure there’s no buildup around the heating elements. Regular maintenance will keep your tankless water heater running efficiently and effectively over the course of its lifetime.

Installation or Replacement of Tankless Water Heater

During a regular maintenance visit, Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing will descale your tankless water heater to make sure there’s no buildup around the heating elements. Regular maintenance will keep your tankless water heater running efficiently and effectively over the course of its lifetime.

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Thomas & Galbraith Service Area

The Thomas & Galbraith team works throughout the following zip codes shown on the map. Don’t see your location on the map? Call us… we’re growing every day!

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