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Make the switch to a new demand-type water heater

If you are considering a water heater replacement, you should think about the numerous demand-type water heater advantages you can benefit from. If you are not considering a replacement, perhaps you should be.

In this blog, we’ll run through the advantages of switching to a new tankless system. To get started, contact our team.

Is it time to replace your old water heater?

How can you know if you need to replace your water heater? Here are some important indicators:

  • Your current water heater is 10 or more years old.
  • Your energy bill has gone up without significantly increased use.
  • Your hot water supply runs out more quickly than it used to.
  • There is visible damage to the water tank, such as a crack.

If any one or more of these things is true for you, a new water heater would be a wise investment in the near future, and ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing is here to help you make the transition.

The advantages of going tankless

If you haven’t already made the switch to a tankless water heater, now is the time to do it. Instead of storing hot water in a tank that must refill itself before use after it is emptied, tankless water heaters provide hot water continuously, heating the water as it flows. You won’t run out of hot water, even when multiple people are using it at once.

Here are some other demand-type water heater advantages for you to consider:

  • Fewer risks to your home – A tank in an old water heater can experience malfunctions or sustain damage that can lead to flooding or other problems in your home. Tankless water heaters have no tank to burst, and don’t endure the massive amounts of water pressure that can lead to issues.
  • Savings on your energy bill – Tankless water heaters are far more energy-efficient, which means you won’t need to spend as much money heating the same amount of water. In fact, you could cut your bill by more than 20 percent!
  • Longer-lasting equipment – Demand-type water heaters have roughly twice the lifespan of a water heater with a tank. They also have many replaceable parts, so repairs are easier and cost less.

Call ABC to learn more about a demand-type water heater

At ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, we understand your desire to make the best decisions for your home, family, and finances. With our services, we offer fair pricing and full satisfaction to all our customers.

If you’re ready to upgrade your old water heater to a new demand-type system, contact us today for a quote.

What are reasons to buy a tankless on-demand water heater?

The tankless on-demand water heater is becoming increasingly popular in Bay Area homes—and for good reason.

Often known as “on-demand” heaters, or just “tankless” water heaters, these systems have multiple advantages over standard water heaters.

In this blog, we’ll review some of the differences that set on-demand systems apart. For water heater installation, contact the pros here at ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing.

An on-demand water heater can save you money

Yes, that’s right! Most people believe that since tankless water heaters make use of technology or a gas burner in order to heat water, they are probably not energy efficient. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Since an on-demand water heater heats water only when necessary and a tank of hot water is not filled constantly (as with standard water heaters), a lot less energy is used in supplying hot water using a tankless water heater.

As a result, up to 27% to 50% of the energy normally spent heating water can be saved with the use of a tankless water heater.

They have a longer lifespan

Most traditional water heaters may last between 8 and 12 years—more, if you’re lucky and you call a company like ABC for upkeep, maintenance, and repairs.

However, on-demand water heaters have much higher life expectancies. Most tankless water heaters last between 12 and 15 years. However, with proper maintenance, tankless water heaters can even last up to 20 years without any significant problems, and keep on going.

They are convenient and efficient

Convenience and efficiency are some of the most sought-after qualities in home appliances. Fortunately, tankless water heaters do not disappoint on either front. In addition to providing you with a constant supply of hot water, tankless water heaters are more efficient than traditional water heaters with tanks.

For example, standby heat loss is not a problem with tankless water heaters. In terms of convenience, they often take up much less space than traditional water heaters, which makes it easy for them to fit just about anywhere.

Since they do not require a large amount of space, it is even possible to install them closer to the most frequently expected points of use. This will result in even greater energy savings.

Another great advantage of tankless water heaters is that since they do not have a tank which needs to be filled with water, the possibility of flooding due to damaged tanks and other similar problems are minimized almost completely.

Call ABC for information about an on-demand water heater

If you’re convinced that a tankless water heater is right for you and your home, let our team of professionals install one in your home. Give us a call at (510) 471-8181 or contact us online.