Tankless Water Heaters Are the Future!
Tankless water heaters are some of the most advanced water heaters on the market with their ability to connect to your Alexa or Google play device. “Alexa turn my water up to 120 degrees” it will turn on and give you any temperature from 105 – 125. We’re experienced with Monroe Tankless Water Heater Installation!
Another feature includes the recirculating pump on the RUR Rinnai units which allows for instant hot water to any fixture in your home, so no more waiting for hot water. Not to mention its much longer lifespan compared to its predecessor the standard water heater, lasting 20+ years or more. So it has a longer lifespan, future proof, instant hot water, and the hot water never stops coming, what more could you want from a water heater?
Yes, Tankless units can be a bit more pricey compared to the standard tank but when you take into account the 20-year lifespan as well as the lower energy bill over its lifetime. It’s better than any standard water heater price on the market and will eventually pay for itself.
How It Works
The tankless water heater is considered an on-demand unit. This means that when you call for hot water at your faucet, it begins its heating process to quickly bring you hot water. Once your valve is off, the tankless will turn its burners off to save you money on your energy costs. No longer will you have to wait for the water to heat with this unit.
The RUR unit works in the same way. It creates a circulation of hot water at key places in your home using valves installed underneath your sink. These valves allow the hot water to recirculate throughout the home, providing you with near-instant hot water. This process is still cheaper in energy costs than your conventional gas or electric water heater. When a tankless is installed, you have the options between an outdoor unit or an indoor. They are a smaller heater than your typical tank type, and will not take up as much room.
The Benefits of Installing a Tankless Water Heater
In summary, let’s discuss the various benefits of installing a tankless water heater in your home. There are a variety of reasons that Superior Plumbing and Drains recommends installing a tankless water heater and the benefits you and your family will receive when doing so are well worth the cost of installation.
20+ Year Lifespan
One of the biggest benefits to installing a tankless water heater in your house is in its longevity. Tankless water heaters have a 20+ year lifespan compared to the 10-year lifespan of most standard water heaters. This translates to long-term savings for you. Depending on the type of tankless water heater system that you install as well as the extent to which you need to prepare your home’s gas lines, water lines, and wiring, on-demand water systems will generally help you to save money on your home’s water heating costs over the lifetime of the system.
Although the upfront costs associated with installing tankless water heaters last much longer than a standard water heater and most property owners can expect a payback period between 10 and 25 years. Further, in general, electric tankless models have a faster payback period than gas tankless models. In the meantime, you can rest easy knowing that your tankless water heater will perform for up to 20 years.
Recirculating Pump for Near-Instant Hot Water
The design of a tankless water heater makes it so you can enjoy near-instant hot water. Thanks to the recirculating pump, that is. A recirculating pump, also known as a circulator pump, is a pump found in tankless water heaters that periodically circulates water back to the water heater to be reheated. This works to prevent water inside of the pipe from cooling off so that it is hot when you turn on the shower or tap. This is a huge benefit as you’ll never have to wait a minute or two, or sometimes even longer, for hot water to be supplied.
Another unexpected advantage of installing a tankless water heater is found in the fact that it is actually an environmentally friendly decision. Tankless water heaters are more energy-efficient than storage setups, meaning they use far less fuel to heat the same amount of water. A traditional storage tank has an efficiency of somewhere between 40 and 60 percent while that of a tankless water heater ranges between 80 and 99 percent. This means that tankless water heaters can convert a total of one unit of fuel to nearly one whole unit of heat. When installing a tankless water heater in your home and lowering your fuel usage, you not only save money but help to reduce your environmental footprint.
WiFi-Compatible With Control-R App
Another benefit that makes installing a tankless water heater in your home a smart decision is found in the fact that some tankless water heaters come equipped with a Control-R app, making the system WiFi compatible. The benefits to be found in this are largely a matter of convenience, control, and flexibility. The Control-R app allows you to control your tankless water heater right from your smartphone or tablet. With this app, you can adjust the temperature, activate recirculation (if your model is a recirculation system), and register your product via serial number or QR code.
The app also comes equipped with remote diagnostics and monitoring alerts. These tools provide detailed system information such as automatic maintenance alerts and the ability to select and enable a monitoring dealer to manage system performance and provide much faster service. The app also allows you to enjoy hot water wirelessly with the push of a button. Best of all, the Control-R app works by attaching the Control-R Module easily to your tankless water heater by way of a two-wire interface that quickly connects to your home’s WiFi network for monitoring.
Multiple People Can Shower With No Effect on Temperature
If you’ve ever found yourself waiting in line to use the shower or, worse, waiting long periods of time for the hot water to come back on after a family member has taken a ridiculously long shower, then a tankless water heater can rid you of all your troubles. This is because, due to the fact that a tankless water heater only heats water by demand, hot water is only supplied when you need it and never runs cold. This means that multiple members of your family can shower at once without any fear that you’ll run out of hot water. This is a huge blessing to those of us that have suffered from being drenched with ice cold water when trying to wind down with a hot shower at the end of the day.
Non-Stop Hot Water Supply
Tankless water heaters bring the magic of non-stop hot water to your home! No matter how long of a shower you take or how much hot water is being demanded within your home at once, your tankless water heater will work to meet the demand continuously. With a tankless water heater, you’ll enjoy hot water all the time. That’s definitely worth the upfront cost.
If you’d like a quote on installing a tankless unit in your home, call 704-289-6858 or book online here for your Monroe Tankless Water Heater Installation needs.