Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tankless Water Heater’

3 Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Your water heater is about as integral to your life as the food in your cupboard or the car in your garage. Without the water heater that functions so diligently in your basement, you’d risk taking cold showers, having trouble washing your dishes and laundry effectively, and your overall quality of life would deteriorate before your eyes. Without hot water, our lifestyles just don’t seem to work as well.

Well, how do you know if your water heater is having trouble? After all, it can’t just up and tell you when it’s feeling under the weather.

There are various different clues that are known fairly well throughout the industry that show signs signaling water heater repair in Montgomery County. If you ignore these signs, you’re likely to end with a deteriorated system that fails exactly when you don’t need it to.

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What Types of Tankless Hot Water Heaters Are Available?

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular options for homeowners, thanks to better, more effective designs and their ability to greatly reduce energy usage. What’s even better is that if you choose to install a tankless water heater, you also can choose how to power it, with either natural gas electricity. Which type of tankless hot water heater is best for your home in Jenkintown? Let the experts at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling give you some food for thought below.

Electric vs. Gas

So which is the better tankless system for your home? First, to have a gas-powered tankless water heater, you must have access to a natural gas line or an LP (liquid propane) tank. If you don’t have access to either of these, you will probably be limited to the installation of an electric tankless system. On the whole, the installation costs of an electric tankless system are less expensive, mostly because combustion tankless systems require specific venting that includes a flue. However, operating an electric tankless water heater will most likely be more expensive as electricity costs more than natural gas; in fact, it may be 10-15% less expensive to operate a gas tankless unit than an electrical one. When it comes to deciding which type will be the best fit for your home, ask the following kinds of questions:

  • What is your preference?
  • What kinds of power do you have access to?
  • What is your daily water usage?
  • Does size of the unit matter? (Gas tankless units are about 30% larger than electric ones)
  • What are the installation costs for both?
  • What kind of energy costs can you anticipate from operating each one?

Always Work with a Trained Professional

To help ensure that you purchase and install a tankless water heater that fits your needs and provides enough hot water to your home, work with a trained specialist.

The tankless hot water heater experts at Carney Plumbing Heating &Cooling can maintain and repair your unit when needed. Call us today and schedule an appointment.

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