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Our Torrance Plumbing Contractors Answer Why Install Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are some of the Our Torrance Plumbing Contractors Do Tankless Water Heater Installs hottest products in the plumbing trade. Our Torrance plumbing contractors have known about these little gems for quite a long time. We've been suggesting the switch to tankless systems for the last decade. Here are just a few reasons why you should install one (or more).

  • You can save up to 70% on your water heating bill by installing them at every faucet
  • They are efficient, only using energy when hot water is needed
  • You lose no production of a traditional storage tank model
  • Water temperature remains constant, there are no fluctuations in temperature
  • If a tankless water heater ruptures, it doesn't flood the area
  • It is far smaller than the traditional water heater (and it mounts to the wall, freeing up floor space)
  • They last for 20 years, almost twice as long as traditional storage tank models

What Size System Do I Need?

To determine the size and type of tankless Our Torrance Plumbing Contractors Can Repair Tankless Water Heaters water heater system that you should install in your home, calculate the highest volume of hot water flow that you will be using at one time. The easiest way is to determine the number of gallons per minute (gpm) that your common hot water appliances use. Most of this information is available either in the documentation that came with the appliance, by calling the manufacturer, or by looking it up online.

For example, if you commonly take a shower and run the dishwasher at the same time you would add these two appliances together to determine the needed gpm rating for your tankless system. If the shower head uses 2 gpm and the dishwasher uses 5gpm, you'd need a total tankless water heater capacity of 7 gpm. This would require two electric models (as they usually top out at 4 gpm or one large gas-fire tankless water heater at 7 or 8 gpm).