Portland Plumber: 3 Benefits of Tankless Water Heater Installation
Instant Hot Water, Less Cost
3 Mountains Plumbing of Portland receives calls from many customers complaining of tankless water heater problems—most of which were hastily purchased from local home project stores, and installed incorrectly or not sized appropriately.
If installed properly by an experienced professional, they are far more beneficial for long term Portland homeowners. Here are a few reasons why:
1. Environmentally Friendly
Traditional water heaters generally hold anywhere from 40 to 80 gallons of water. The water heater heats the water up to 120 degrees and then just waits and waits to be used. This means that when you’re on vacation, water continues to sit and heat. That’s like leaving your car running in the parking lot while you’re at work all day. It’s wasteful and unproductive.
Tankless Water Heaters, on the other hand, heat water instantly upon your command. That means the burners only fire when needed, and there is no needless waste of gas or electricity. This is particularly relevant in Portland, where customers are especially environmentally conscious. Tankless water heater installations fit in with the 3 Mountains Plumbing mission dedicated to green initiatives and community service.
2. Fewer Opportunities for Piping Problems
Whenever water sits in waiting, there is an increased likelihood of corrosion and sediment build up. This is especially relevant in older homes with galvanized water piping. Since more environmentally friendly tankless water heaters heat up on command, there is less room for sediment to gather and cause corrosion problems. By nature, tankless water heaters last longer and are more efficient then their traditional counterparts.
3. Repairs are temporary. Get it replaced
With over a decade of plumbing experience in Portland, the professionals at 3 Mountains Plumbing recommend tankless water heater installations. Can they do repairs? Of course! But they have seen repeatedly that it is far more cost efficient for their customers to replace rather than repair. Repairs are a temporary fix that will no doubt cost more over the long term.
Contact 3 Mountains Plumbing with questions concerning tankless water heater replacements in Portland.