Join your friends and neighbors who are enjoying the convenience and energy savings of Rheem Tankless Water Heaters! They’re space-saving, on-demand sources of hot water that keep on supplying it as long as you want by heating it as it flows. That means no bulky and potentially leaky tanks of water in your basement or other location in your home. At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas, we install and service these top-quality units over their multi-decade typical lifespan. Your family can stop scheduling showers and laundry according to hot water tank capacity and have your water heater meet your needs! We offer a variety of flow rates for even more convenience, and expert installation or conversion from your existing tank-based water heater in Carrollton, TX.
How Is a Rheem Tankless Water Heater Different from a Tank-Based Heater?
Instead of 40 gallons, typically, of hot water that’s continuously heated so it’s ready for you, Rheem Tankless Water Heaters fire up the gas or electric heat as needed. They keep the heat on as water flows through to your faucet, shower, washing machine, or other connection. This can save a significant amount of energy, especially if your hot water needs are low from day to day or vary a lot. It also allows you to pick your schedule for things like showers and clothes washing, without having to do a mental estimate of how much hot water you’re using. Rheem Tankless Water Heaters use more energy during operation since they heat the water on demand, then they rest until the next time you need hot water, without drawing energy for heat. With tank-based hot water, in some cases such as weekends or a vacation, you’d be paying to keep a tank full of water hot for days without any need.
What Are the Different Types of Tankless Available Today?
There are several types of Rheem Tankless Water Heaters we commonly install. These include the condensing hybrid hot water heaters, and non-condensing models. The differences consist of features like a reserve tank so the heater doesn’t have to fire up for small amounts of hot water, saving a lot of energy in many homes. Part of condensing hybrid models, this is excellent if you’re watching your budget from month to month. The major difference between condensing and non-condensing units is the temperature of the exhaust gasses released, which requires special installation materials for non-condensing units, and the capture of condensation from condensing units, which requires a drain. Ask us about which one is right for your needs and budget.
Does Tankless Really Supply All the Hot Water I Need?
Unlimited hot water really is possible with Rheem Tankless Water Heaters, which simply heat water as it flows through, starting when you open the tap. What varies from unit to unit is the flow rate, which is the number of gallons per minute you can draw throughout your home. One unit might support a single shower at a time, another unit both a shower and clothes washing in hot water or two showers. We can install the unit that meets your family’s current or, for growing families, your projected hot water needs! Tankless water heaters tend to last up to 20 years, typically double the lifespan of a tank-based unit, so planning for the future is a good idea.
Repairs and Maintenance for Tankless Units
Unlike classic tank-based water heaters where you have to watch for signs of trouble, the control electronics that operate Rheem Tankless Water Heaters can alert you to many situations where it needs service. Care and cleaning is typically straightforward and performed on a regular basis such as annually. It’s especially critical to make sure the vent filter is cleaned, since airflow is required for heater operation. You may hear an alert and experience an interruption in your hot water if the vent gets too clogged. Otherwise, you can call us with codes displayed on the unit and get prompt service, getting to the heart of the matter since the unit diagnosed itself! With our local hard water, cleaning of sediment may be required for heater efficiency, similar to tank-based units, or you can ask about water softeners and other equipment that can help reduce minerals in your water.
Converting from Tank-Based to Tankless Hot Water
Since so many households are converting from tank-based to more efficient and convenient tank-based hot water, Rheem Tankless Water Heaters are easier to connect than in the past. They take up much less space than hot water tanks, even mounting on the wall out of the way. Though they typically use less power overall, when water is being heated they require a higher-capacity gas or electric connection than tank-based units. Depending on the type of tankless unit we install, the exhaust gas vent can be straightforward or involve extra cost for heat-tolerant materials.
Updating Your Current Tankless Unit to a New Rheem Unit
If your home’s current tankless water heater is reaching the end of its service life, or your family is looking for a higher flow rate to meet your lifestyle needs, we can help. We installed replacement Rheem Tankless Water Heaters in Carrollton, TX, for a long service life and high energy efficiency. Our team of skilled plumbers and technicians will be ready to help you with all your service and maintenance care, along with all your expert plumbing needs over the years.
Are you thinking about joining the families who get great hot water on demand from Rheem Tankless Water Heaters? Reach out to highly-rated bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas to get full information on how our skilled team can make a difference in your home. We’ll explain the installation or conversion process including gas or electric energy, and calculate the right flow rate for a unit that will keep your family enjoying and using hot water on demand in Carrollton, TX. Contact us today to find out more!