Are you considering installing a tankless water heater?
There are some things you need to know, which this article outlines, before you get started.
First of all, what are your hot water needs?
The trick to selecting that perfect water heater is to know the flow rate of your fixtures, the coldest temperature of incoming water, and your usage paterns. A small tankless water heater can support a bathroom, kitchen and dishwasher.
If you need a little help figuring out what tankless water heater is best for you, consider contacting a plumber.
Some appliances do not even need a water heater. It is important to know what you have. Some dishwashers and clothes washers heat water internally.
So check your appliances before you buy the wrong tankless water heater and make sure it is the right investment for you.
Some contractors hate trying new things, so you may need to fight to get your tankless water heater installed. You may need to look for a contractor willing to work with you.
Try to provide your contractor with the manufacturer’s installation instructions (often available online). It is also beneficial to contact the manufacturer’s technical support department for advice on size and other considerations.
It is important to know all the details before installation.
Tankless water heaters require use flames to heat water. They require more air for combustion and vent more exhaust and require three to four times the BTU’s of conventional water heaters. These factors all affects where and how your new tankless water heater needs to be installed. So consult a professional before you make any plans to ensure that you meet all existing building codes or manufacturer’s specifications.
Most of all, be patient and expect building department reviews.
For any of your tankless water heater or plumbing needs contact Mahon Plumbing by calling 410-766-8566 or click here today!