Tankless water heaters have been gaining steady popularity in Southern Nevada, and for good reason. Tankless water heaters offer several benefits when compared to standard units with tanks. Although it really comes down to an individual’s preference, tankless water heaters are worth considering if you’ve had issues with your conventional storage tank water heater or are simply looking for a more energy efficient alternative.
What is a Tankless Water Heater?
Tankless water heaters are unique because they heat water directly without using any kind of storage tank. This means when a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels into the unit through a pipe. The water is then heated by using either a gas burner or an electric mechanism. For this reason, a tankless water heater is able to deliver a constant supply of hot water immediately.
When it comes to tankless water heaters, here are some things to consider:
Installation methods can often be more complex
Depending on the size of your home, you may need more than one tankless water heater
However, tankless water heaters deliver several benefits that far outweigh the costs:
Tankless water heaters are designed to be more energy efficient
You can run multiple appliances that use hot water at the same time without worrying about running out of hot water (i.e. washing machine, dishwasher, and shower)
Tankless water heaters take up less space than conventional water heaters
Tax credits are often awarded for installing a tankless water heater due to high-efficiency factors
When you decide that a tankless water heater is the right choice for you and your family, it’s essential to find a qualified and experienced plumber to install it. Larkin Plumbing has been servicing the Las Vegas area for more than 80 years and has certified technicians who are experts in tankless water heater installation and repair.
Tankless Water Heater Installation
The first thing you want to do when hiring a professional to install your new tankless water heater is to make sure the company is certified, reputable, and experienced. It’s easy to find amateur “plumbers” who claim to know everything there is to know about water heaters. However, tankless water heater installation is a more complex and requires proper training in order to do it the right way.
In addition to installing the new tankless water heater, the old conventional water heater will need to be removed. This is also an involved process that must be done with caution to prevent water damage to your property or risk of burning from the scalding hot water inside the tank. Without experience or proper training, you could be putting yourself and your family in a dangerous situation. For this reason, the best option is always to work with a professional plumber.
The expert technicians at Larkin Plumbing are highly skilled and trained in the following:
Installation of new tee and valve to an existing gas line to connect with the new tankless water heater
Installation of new water lines to run to the new tankless water heater
Mounting tankless water heaters with a secure platform
Connecting tankless water heaters to gas lines and water supply while minimizing leaks
Installing proper ventilation to ensure safe usage of tankless water heaters
Detecting leaks or other plumbing issues, assessing damage, and repairing malfunctioning tankless water heaters
Tankless Water Heater Repair
If you are experiencing issues with your tankless water heater, call Larking Plumbing today for a full assessment and recommendations on comprehensive repairs.
Here are some minor problems you may run into:
Mineral Buildup – Hard water in Las Vegas may be creating mineral buildup inside your unit. Some units will alert you when this happens.
“No Ignition” Message – This alert from your tankless water heater means its unable to light due to issues with the gas supply.
“Flame Failure” Message – Similar to “no ignition” alert, this has to do with gas pressure or an electrical problem.
“Exhaust Blockage” or “Air Supply” Message – this alert relates to not getting sufficient ventilation for the tankless water heater to work properly.
Larkin Plumbing can assist with any of these minor issues, as well as repairing major problems you may be facing with tankless water heaters. Fortunately, tankless water heaters are reliable, durable, and incredibly efficient and don’t need repairs nearly as often as conventional tank water heaters.
Contact Larkin Plumbing Today!
To learn more about tankless water heaters and the services we provide, contact our office today at (702) 382-2410 or toll-free at (888) 592-2530 for a free consultation. We look forward to serving you just as we have been serving the Las Vegas community for all their plumbing needs since 1936.