Tankless Water Heater Installation & Replacement in Atlanta
There are many types of water heaters available on the market. Your professional ARS/Rescue Rooter® representative can provide you with choices and accurate, up-front estimates before installation.
With technology always changing it helps to have a professional plumber point you in the right direction. Before replacing your water heater, there are a number of things you can consider that will impact the green-living profile of your home.
Selecting a New Water Heater
Choosing a water heater based on the following can help improve energy efficiency:
- Number of people living in your home (hot water demand)
- How well your old unit supplied your demand
- Fuel type, availability, and cost
- Estimated energy efficiency of various models
- Length of warranty
- Maintenance and repair information
- Cost of unit as it relates to annual operating cost
Getting not only the right sized water heater but the right type of water heater is important to accommodate your household’s needs. It should deliver hot water when and where you need it, in the most energy-efficient and cost-conscious manner. Depending on the layout and size of your home, you may require a tankless water heater over the traditional water heater that stores and heats water in a tank. Call (770) 908-8488 today to request your free in-home consultation on replacing your water heater.
Traditional Water Heaters
Traditional water heaters can be powered by either gas or electricity. Gas water heaters are fueled by natural gas, propane, or heating oil while electric water heaters are heated by using two electric elements. The size of your traditional water heater should be based on the number of occupants and their peak hour water demand, not on the size of the house. The peak hour demand or first-hour rating (FHR) is the measure of how much hot water the heater will deliver in an hour and is required by law to appear on the Energy Guide Label. Don’t buy a water heater bigger than you need, or you’ll be paying to heat water you don’t use!
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are quickly becoming the popular alternative to traditional water heaters. Compared to traditional water Tankless Water Heater
heaters, these tankless water heaters can save space in your home. Due to the absence of an actual tank, hot water is supplied on an “as-needed” basis and saves energy by eliminating stand-by heat loss. Some tankless water heaters claim up to 40% in energy savings.