At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas, we provide recommendations and solutions for your home and your family’s plumbing equipment needs. In many cases, a standard tank-based water heater isn’t the optimal choice as a hot water supply because of limited capacity or continuous energy use. Rheem tankless water heaters are a common upgrade for our customers’ homes in Irving, TX, and they love the reliable, on-demand hot water and more efficient energy use.
Plenty of Hot Water When You Need It
There’s a big difference between tank-based hot water and Rheem tankless water heaters when you run a busy household. Typically, a tank holds 40 gallons, which is about four average-length showers, and then it has to heat replacement hot water before you go again. Running the clothes washer can take about 25 gallons, the dishwasher about 6, and running the hot water tap in the kitchen or bathroom for a minute can take about 2 gallons. There are a lot of combinations that add up to more than 40 gallons! In a busy household doing Saturday chores and washing after an active week at work and school, it just won’t work out right. On the other hand, with Rheem tankless water heaters, you’ll get a steady flow of hot water, when you need it. Even better, when you’re away during the day all week, unlike the tank-based unit that keeps heating the water in case you need it, your tankless system will pause energy use until you call for more hot water.
Filling an Oversized Tub? How Do You Do It?
A standard tub uses about 80 gallons of water at the temperature you prefer, filled. It’s 110 gallons for a deeper one, and if you enjoy relaxing in your tub, you’ll be adding hot water to it along the way. People try all sorts of tricks to get enough hot water for their bath, even turning up the water heater temperature to levels not recommended because they can scald when people wash their hands elsewhere in the house. The simple answer is Rheem tankless water heaters which supply on-demand hot water as long as you need it. With tankless, you can also plan your relaxing bath whenever you want it, even right after you washed a week’s worth of clothes.
Do Your Laundry Your Own Way
An average family of four is said to do about 8-10 loads of laundry per week, more if pets are involved. If your Irving, TX family is larger, the 8 hours a week spent washing, drying, and folding gets even longer. Having to schedule your laundry routine around your limited hot water supply makes it even harder to keep up with this important weekly task. Rheem tankless water heaters work hard to supply the hot water you need, so you and your family can get your laundry done, even working together with a steady flow until you’re done. Why be limited when there’s so much you’re taking on in life? With tankless hot water, you can even keep up with cleaning up when you’re an active sports family!
Big Families Face Shower and Bath Issues
How do you handle your morning, evening, or weekend bathing schedule? If everyone’s waiting in line and you have a typical 40 gallon tank, you’re only good for a maximum of four average showers, and that’s if no other hot water use is happening. Add breakfast prep and cleanup, and you’re down to three before the tank needs to recycle, which takes a while. With Rheem tankless water heaters, on-demand unlimited hot water can keep your family moving towards work and school without disruptions or conflicts. For weekend use, add a larger flow rate to support bathing while you’re washing clothes and be even more efficient!
When Paying to Keep Hot Water Warm Doesn’t Make Sense
If you’re like many families, you use a lot more hot water on weekends than weekdays, but your tank-based water heater works around the clock, seven days a week to keep the water hot. It even keeps heating while you’re away for a week-long vacation! With Rheem tankless water heaters, you get hot water on demand, without wasting energy to heat water just in case. Some models even have a small hot water reserve so you can draw a bit for hand washing and other smaller volume needs without firing up for a longer hot water flow. Tankless is another way to look at using energy to heat hot water, and it’s really catching on.
Making the Switch, Replacing Tankless, or Upgrading
You might be looking at Rheem tankless water heaters to replace your existing tankless unit that’s getting older, or perhaps a higher flow rate is driving your decision so you can get more done at once. We can make both processes straightforward and satisfying, with a clear quote for your situation and service that you’ll love, from arrival to clean up and handshake. If you’re interested in changing from tank-based hot water, we’ll provide a custom quote including the removal of your old water heater and installation of any gas or electric connections and vents needed. You’ll gain some space in addition to on-demand hot water since tankless water heaters are much smaller and easier to install in convenient locations like on the wall. Ask our tankless experts for all the details!
Is your schedule tied to your hot water use from a 40-gallon tank? Your time is worth more than that, and we can help. It’s probably time to look at Rheem tankless water heaters for your Irving, TX home. At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas, we’re specialists in the full line of hot water systems that they offer, and can tailor a solution to your needs. Whether you’re switching to tankless or have enjoyed it for years and are looking for a replacement or flow rate upgrade, we can help! Give us a call today.