Tankless Water Heater Maintenance
Tankless Water Heaters Installation Services
Tankless water heaters are instant water heaters and are known as demand-type water heaters. They provide hot water only when needed and don’t produce standby energy losses which can be a money saver.
Such heaters are not only energy-efficient, but they occupy less space. Moreover, they are swift and fulfil your instant hot water needs when required.
They play an essential role, especially in the winter season when life can become uncomfortable without hot water for baths, dishwashing and clothes washing. Tankless water heaters are compact, but if you want them to work efficiently, you should seek the help of professionals of Five Star Heating & Cooling for its installation and maintenance procedure.
Working of Tankless Water Heaters
These heaters are tankless and heat the water without using a storage tank. When you turn on the tap, the cold water moves to a unit through pipes where a gas burner heats the water. In this way, a tankless water heater provides hot water whenever needed without waiting for a storage tank to fill up.
A tankless water heater provides hot water at 7.6 to 15.2 liters per minute which is about 2-5 gallons. A gas-fired tankless water heater has a higher flow rate than an electric water heater, but sometimes even a large gas water heater cannot provide a large household’s needs if the users are multiple.
You can install two tankless water heaters in a parallel direction for hot water’s immediate demands to overcome this problem. Moreover, you can also install a tankless water heater separately for different appliances like clothes and dishwasher.
Installation and Maintenance of Tankless Water Heaters
We at Five Star Heating & Cooling provide proper maintenance and installation services of tankless water heaters. Taking help from experts in the maintenance and installation process helps optimize tankless water heaters’ energy efficiency.
Many factors are included in proper installation services. The installation features that Five Star Heating & Cooling feel compulsory include fuel, climate, code requirements of local building code, and safety issues that are mainly concerned with gas-fired water heaters’ combustion.
We provide the following information before providing our services of installation:
- We provide cost estimation in writing
- We provide references
- We obtain local permits if necessary and also understand the local building codes
Steps of Installing Tankless or Demand Water Heaters
With advancements in technology, more and more people are switching from conventional to high-efficiency tankless water heaters. Many people try to replace their water heater with the new model on their own instead of contacting professional plumbing service providers.
If you are not willing to get professional services, you might affect the water heater’s efficiency. We at Five Star Heating & Cooling perform the following steps in installing a tankless heater while taking care of its efficiency.
The steps that we perform are as follows.
- Preparation and Safety Precautions
The first step is being fully prepared for the installation procedure while keeping in mind the residents’ security. Our experts make sure that all the materials and equipment are present for the job.
The installation procedure’s necessary tools are a screwdriver, CSST supply line, Gas line connector, New water lines if needed, hanger brackets for water lines, the sealant that is heat resistant and a bucket. We also understand the building codes before installation to avoid safety hazards.
- Removing the Old Heater Unit
In the second step, we turn off the water supply and disconnect the unit from its heat source. If the heater is electric, you will have to unplug it, but if it is a gas heater, you will have to shut off the gas supply valve before moving to the next step.
- Mounting and Connecting
In the last step, we mount the tankless water heater to the wall and connect the utilities. After that, we turn it on to see if it is working correctly.
Hire Five Star Heating & Cooling.
Five Star Heating & Cooling have trained and qualified plumbing experts that can help you with the installation and maintenance procedure.