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It’s a Tankless Job, but Somebody’s Got to Do It

How to know if a tankless water heater is right for your home.

When it’s time to replace your water heater, your Brooklyn plumber at Petri can help you decide if a tankless water heater is the right fit. You’ve got a lot of models to choose from, but there are generally only two types: tank-style heaters, and tankless heaters. Tankless water heaters are the new kids on the block, and they offer a few helpful tricks that older models typically can’t provide.  

Tankless water heaters can provide endless hot water for infinite shower potential.

1. Energy Efficiency

An old-fashioned water heater might not look like it’s doing a lot, but it’s doing something: sucking energy and wasting money even when you’re not using it. In contrast, a tankless water heater also doesn’t look like it’s doing a lot, but unless you’re actively using hot water, it’s not heating it. Homes with tankless water heaters can save hundreds of dollars in utility bills per year. As Brooklyn’s green plumber, that’s a cause we can get behind. 

2. Instant Hot Water, Forever

Tankless water heaters are often installed closer to the fixtures which require hot water, so you’re not paying for all the wasted water that flushes out of the pipes before hot water arrives. Instead, tankless units can provide near-instant hot water for any task, and unlike a traditional heater, there’s no tank to run out, just endless hot water for as long as you need it. With tankless, cold showers are a thing of the past.

3. Longer-Lasting Units

Another key advantage is the heater’s lifespan. Homeowners are supposed to replace their tank heaters once per decade, and flush them every few years. Very few do, however, and sediment can build up over time, restricting hot water availability and causing breakdowns. The only required maintenance for tankless units is annual descaling, just like a coffee pot, and they can last for 20 to 30years.

Think Tankless is the Way to Go? Start with Us.

As one of the oldest Brooklyn plumbing companies, and New York’s first licensed green plumber, we think tankless heaters are a great solution for our Brooklyn neighbors. It’s almost like they were designed for the unique plumbing challenges of borough living. If it’s time to make the switch, give Petri a call at (718)-748-1254 or schedule an appointment online.

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