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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth It?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Water_Heaters_Shower_Falling_Water_Heat_Temperature_Steam_FaucetIf you’re asking this question it’s probably because you’ve heard about the growing popularity of tankless water heaters for home installation… and your current storage tank water heater is coming to the end of its service life and you want to replace it. Is going with a tankless water heater the best next step? Or does the cost of this advanced type of water heater outweigh its usefulness?

These are good questions to ask yourself before making a decision. But the best way to find answers is to work with water heating professionals. It’s important to make the right choice for your new water heater installation in Burke, VA, and our team of experts will help steer you toward the best system to replace your old one.

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3 Reasons You Should Consider a Tankless Water Heater for Your Home

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Although tankless water heaters are not a recent invention, it is only recently that they made a large impact on the residential water heating world. After years of popularity in Europe, they are now a common option for new installation in homes across the U.S.

If you are in the market for a new water heater, whether for a new home or as a replacement for your aging current water heater, there are a number excellent reasons to put a tankless water heater high on your list of options. Although you might feel reluctant to stray away from the tried-and-true storage tank water heater, below are three reasons that our technicians you should give the tankless water some serious consideration. Call OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration to learn more about the benefits of this technology.

I. They can save you money

One of the huge differences between a storage water heater and a tankless water heater is that the storage model must maintain its water at a high temperature, while a tankless model only uses heat when a tap requests hot water. This means that a storage water heater will use energy almost constantly in order to replace heat lost from the tank, consuming large amounts of energy. A tankless model only turns on as you need hot water (which is why they are also called “on demand” water heaters) and uses a smaller amount of energy. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can achieve savings up to 34% off your water heating bills each year with a tankless unit.

II. They won’t run out of hot water

Because tankless water heaters only heats up water when you need it, they don’t have a supply of water that can run out. In other words… your household can’t use up all the hot water. You will never need to worry about someone getting stuck with a cold shower in the morning rush again.

III. They can outlast other systems

Connected to their reduced use of energy, tankless water heaters have longer lifespans than storage water heaters. The Department of Energy estimates that a standard storage water heater will last 10–15 years, while a tankless water heater can expect to endure more than 20. That means you have at least 5 years, and probably more, to enjoy the energy savings of your tankless water heater.

Tankless water heaters are not ideal for every home or budget, so please make sure you contact the experts at OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration in Arlington, VA for assistance when you’re ready for a new water heater. We will make sure that you receive the best unit for your needs.

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What Does a Tankless Water Heater Installation Entail?

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

As its name implies, a tankless water heater system brings hot water to your home without using a tank. Instead, water circulates through a heat exchange, which raises its temperature before passing it on to your faucet. That saves energy since it only heats the water you need it. It also tends to make tankless water heaters smaller than traditional tanked water heaters, which means they take up less space. A tankless water heater in Alexandria, VA, can help you maintain an efficient home, saving you money on hot water costs without skimping on little luxuries like long showers.

What does a tankless water heater installation process entail? Specifics vary according to make and model, but the general steps are usually as follows:

  • You and your installer will discuss what the hot water requirements are for your home and select a model that fits both your water usage and your budget.
  • You and the installing technician determine the best location in your house for the tankless heater, according to your wishes and needs. Local building codes may apply.
  • The technician shuts off water to the house, then disconnects the old water heater from the water supply. The process is then repeated with the old water heater’s source of energy (usually gas or electricity).
  • The old water heater is removed and properly disposed of according to local ordinances.
  • The tankless water heater is mounted to the wall or otherwise secured firmly to the spot you and your technician have decided upon. The tech will then connect it to the water supply and hook it up to the heat source. This can be complicated because different types of water heaters will have different set-ups – only a trained technician is qualified to perform the installation.
  • The technician will then test the water heater and verify all connections are secure.

If you’re considering tankless water heater installation for your home call upon the experts at OASIS Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. We’ve served the Alexandria, VA area for over fifteen years, and our technicians have the expertise to install your water heater quickly and professionally. Set up an appointment today.

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