Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heaters in Canal Winchester, OH

Tankless water heaters — also known as on-demand, instantaneous, continuous flow, inline, flash, or instant-on water heaters — are water heaters that heat water instantly while it flows through the unit, which takes up very little space. Aside from the little water in the heat exchanger coil, tankless water heaters don’t store any heated water internally. Because they save homeowners hundreds of dollars of year and don’t waste energy, which makes them environmentally friendly, tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular in homes and commercial buildings today. Our on-demand, continuous flow water heaters work by heating water as it passes over the heating coils when the tap is turned on and you need warm water.

Are you thinking about upgrading to a tankless water heater? Does your tankless water heater need repaired? Call Canal Winchester Plumbing & Drain. We offer tankless water heater installation, tankless water heater repair, tankless water heater maintenance, and tankless water heater repair. In short, we offer all types of residential and commercial tankless water heater services.

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What is a tankless water heater?

A tankless water heater is an energy-efficient way to heat water. They have a high-efficiency rating, are easy to install, and use less space than traditional storage tanks. The main advantage of tankless heaters is that they heat water on demand, not in advance, like traditional storage tanks do. This means you don’t have to wait for your hot water if there isn’t enough stored in the tank at any given time—the flow rate depends on how much you need! Tankless models generally come with a warranty ranging from 5 to 10 years, as well as options for installation outside or inside your home.

How a tankless water heater works
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How does a tankless water heater work?

When you turn on the hot water tap, it activates the sensor, which initiates the flow of gas or electricity to the unit. The flow of water through the heating chamber activates the thermostat and the flame or heating element. When this happens, it heats up some metal coils in your tankless water heater. These coils then expand and contract very quickly to heat up your drinking water. This process repeats every time you use hot water from your faucet, so it’s always hot when it comes out!

How does a tankless water heater save money?

When you use a tankless water heater, you save money in several ways:


No heat loss from a tank

If your home has a storage tank, the amount of hot water it holds is finite. The initial temperature of that water could be 100 degrees or more, but as time passes and you drain more hot water from the tank to use in your shower or sink faucet, it’s likely that the remaining cold water will have cooled down significantly before you need to use it again.


Energy Efficiency

In addition to wasting energy heating up this cooler water (and thus wasting energy), there’s also the additional cost incurred since heated water takes more energy than cold water does! With a tankless system, however, only as much heat as needed is produced; when no one needs hot tap water right now—or maybe not even for hours—there isn’t any wasted energy heating up anything unnecessary.


Greatly extended life span

Because they don’t contain any tanks filled with heated liquid (which necessitates expensive upkeep over time), these units last longer than traditional ones do—generally twenty years or more! This means fewer repairs overall and, therefore, fewer maintenance costs down the line for homeowners who choose this type of product rather than others similar on paper but actually inferior when it comes down to what matters most: actual performance under real-world conditions over long periods of time without fail

Why should you buy a tankless water heater?

Tankless water heaters are generally a more energy-efficient alternative to conventional tank-style heaters. They don’t require you to wait for hot water, which means you can take a shower or run the dishwasher or do whatever else it is that you do with your hot water without having to wait for it.

Because there’s no standing hot water in a tankless heater, there’s no risk of flooding if the main valve fails. If such an event did occur, the resulting damage would be minimal—when most people think of flooding caused by faulty plumbing components, they picture clogged drains and burst pipes in basements and other areas not designed as bathrooms (although this can happen as well).

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    Is a tankless water heater worth the price?

    Tankless water heaters are expensive, but they can save you money over the long run. Tankless models cost $1,000 or more, compared with $250 to $500 for a tank model. But because they don’t need to be refilled with hot water often and use less energy than conventional tank heaters do, tankless models will pay for themselves in about five years.

    Tankless water heaters save space and look great on the wall. Most tankless models have an electric ignition system that allows them to turn on instantly when needed without waiting for gas or oil to heat up first. They’re also much more compact than traditional storage tanks; this makes them ideal for homes with limited space — especially those that want their heater mounted flush against the wall rather than taking up floor space in their bathrooms or kitchens (or both).

    What size tankless water heater do you need?

    One common question people have is, “What size tankless water heater do I need?” Tankless water heaters are designed to supply a continuous flow of hot water. To determine the proper size tankless water heater for your home, it’s important to know that:

    A tankless unit supplies an instantaneous amount of hot water on demand. As opposed to traditional storage-type boilers, which store hot water in a large storage tank and release it as needed, tankless units only generate as much heat as needed at any given moment. If you’re looking for something with more capacity than a traditional residential-sized electric or gas model can provide, then consider upgrading to a commercial-grade model instead.

    On-demand models are sized based on flow rate and temperature rise requirements (which vary depending on usage). If you’re running multiple showers at once or using several faucets in one room (for example), then you’ll need to size accordingly by choosing an appliance capable of meeting these needs while remaining within your budget range.

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    Call Canal Winchester Plumbing & Drain for Tankless Water Heater Repair or Installation

    If you’re considering installing a tankless water heater, make sure that your plumber is familiar with tankless systems.

    A good plumber should be able to troubleshoot problems before they become major issues. In addition, he or she should be familiar with common problems associated with these systems and be able to repair electrical components and gas lines as needed.

    A good plumber will also have experience working on propane systems; this is essential because all tankless models require propane tanks to operate properly. Finally, if something breaks down on your system (which happens), you want someone who can replace parts quickly without breaking the bank in labor costs—and without breaking other things while they’re tinkering around under your sink!

    24/7 Emergency Plumbing Service in Canal Winchester, OH

    Our plumbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with any plumbing issues you may have. We provide fast response times and we can handle any job no matter how big or small it is. We can help you with minor issues like a clogged drain or a broken faucet, or we can help with major issues like a broken water heater.

    If you're not 100% happy with our services, we promise to make things right! That's why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

    You can count on our professional plumbers not only for emergency services but for preventative maintenance as well. Annual inspections can help prevent many issues from occurring in the first place. Our plumbing experts will identify problems before they start. Give us a call today and avoid the stress of plumbing problems tomorrow.

    • Annual inspections can help prevent many issues from occurring in the first place.
    • Our plumbing experts will identify problems before they start.
    • Give us a call today and avoid the stress of plumbing problems tomorrow.


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    Frequently Asked Tankless Water Heater Questions

    At Canal Winchester Plumbing & Drain, we’re dedicated to finding a solution for our customers so they can live in comfort. If you have any questions, give us a call at (614) 490-7531.

    What size water heater do I need?

    Traditional water heaters have long been considered the better choice for large homes. However, not all tank water heaters come in the same shape and size. If you have a large family – say four or more – you will want to install a water heater with a tank that can hold between 50 and 80 gallons of water at a time. On the other hand, if you live in a small home with only one other person, you will probably be better suited to a unit that holds 23-36 gallons. If you’re looking to install a tankless water heater, conversely, the size of the unit is less important than the system’s flow rate (another advantage of tankless water heaters is that they are always fairly small, and therefore relatively easy to access.) A tankless heater’s flow rate is measured in gallons per minute or GPM. The bigger your home is, the higher GPM your tankless system will need to have.

    How long should a water heater last?

    In a perfect world, our residential water heaters would last a lifetime; however, that isn’t the case in the real world. On average, a typical water heater should last anywhere from 6 to 13 years. Keep in mind that the longevity of your water heater depends on the care and maintenance performed. Our experts suggest having a scheduled annual draining and flushing.

    Why don't I have hot water?

    Before troubleshooting a gas water heater, check if the gas is adequately supplied to your house and your water heater; there might be obstructions, shortage, or the main gas valve is closed. If hot water suddenly becomes cold, the water usage might have exceeded the tank capacity. If that is the case, wait for the water heater to recover. Call us right away!

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