No Hot Water

Did you take a cold shower this morning? Taking a cold shower because your water heater is not working is one of the most irritating ways to start a new day. There is a plethora of reasons why your water heater is not functioning correctly. In most cases, it is a simple fix. These simple fixes … Read more

What is the best tankless water heater?

What is the best tankless water heater?

We receive emails all the time asking what is the best tankless water heater? I wish I could give you a simple answer, but I can’t. There are some water heater manufactures which put out a really good product and then there are some which put out an ok product.


What is the warranty on a tankless water heater?

Since the average life span of a tankless is a20-25 years, you will want to find the longest warranty out there. Most manufactures run between 10-15 years on the heat exchanger. A.O. Smith has a 15 year warranty were as Rheem only has a 12 year warranty on the heat exchanger.  In most cases the heat exchanger is the most expensive part to replace on a tankless unit.  However, If you have hard water, then the warranty might be worthless.

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Hard Water and tankless water heaters

How hard water can affect a tankless water heater Most American households have varying degrees of hard water. While hard water is safe for consumption, it can create some minor and major headaches for your plumbing system. What is hard water? Before we dive into how hard water can cause problems with your plumbing we … Read more

Tankless Water Heater FAQ

Below is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) we receive from readers about tankless water heaters

What is a tankless water heater?

Conventional water heater has a holding tank, typically 40-50 gallons, which holds water which has been heated to the desired temperature.  A tankless is exactly what the name implies there is no storage tank to hold the hot water.

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What is a modulating tankless water heater?

About once a week we get an email asking about modulating tankless water heater.

Modulating is basically matching the burner output to the demand. A good analogy is a car. Your car has a wide range of speeds. You control the speed by the gas pedal. You want to go faster you step on the accelerator resulting in burning more gas. A modulating tankless works in the same since, but instead of “speed” its hot water. When you need more hot water your tankless burns more gas.

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Things To Consider Before Having A Gas Tankless Water Heater Installed In Your Home

You need to consider some important factors associated with tankless water heater installation, in order to get maximum benefit. These factors includes gas line size, demand for hot water in you home, cost and warranty, location area, venting, size of water inlet, installation and upkeep, source of power, and advantages and disadvantages associated with them.

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