Water Heater Repair – Gas and Electric


Tankless Water Heater Installation

Tankless water heater installation and energy efficient water heaters for your home in Vancouver Wa and Camas Washington from Henco PlumbingTankless water heaters are different from the water heaters most people are familiar with. Rather than having a large reservoir that is constantly heated, they heat water quickly as it flows in from the source. This is why Tankless water heaters are often known as “on-demand” water heaters. There are advantages and disadvantages to this style of water heater. By providing you with more information on this modern convenience, we at Henco Plumbing Services hope to help you to make an informed decision.

What Makes On-Demand Water Heaters Unique?

Tankless water heaters are unique because they opt to heat the water as it comes in from the source. This means that they generally operate at a higher temperature while in use, but they use no energy when they are not heating water. This contrasts to traditional water heaters that slowly heat a large reservoir of water. There is no required heating period with a Tankless design.

What are the Advantages of a Tankless Heater?

There are a number of advantages to a Tankless water heater.

These include:

  • Instant access to heated water – Demand-style heaters quickly heat water to a desired temperature without the need to heat the water beforehand.
  • Eliminating standby energy costs – No water is stored and heated for later use, which in turn means that you can save between 15 to 50 percent on the cost of heating water.
  • Potential energy savings – If you do not use a large amount of hot water, then there is a good chance that a Tankless water heater will save you money on your energy bills.
  • Multiple sources of hot water – In one home with multiple people, it’s possible to use two Tankless heaters to allow for two sources of hot water. This can allow for more convenience while two people, for example, shower and do laundry.

Are There any Drawbacks?

While Tankless water heaters tend to improve upon the traditional style of water heater, they are not without a few unique challenges and drawbacks.

Some of the things to keep in mind about on-demand heaters include:

  • They have higher initial installation costs. This is because the infrastructure to power the heater must be added in line with the heater itself.
  • They can have higher energy costs. This tends to happen when the heater is turned on and off repeatedly throughout the day, as the pilot light must be lit internally each time the heater is used.
  • They may require more maintenance than tank water heaters. This is because Tankless heaters undergo more changes than traditional tank heaters. This drawback is relatively small.

Is a Tankless Heater Right for You?

To learn if a Tankless water heater is ideal for your situation, contact Henco Plumbing Services by calling (360) 773-8039. We can answer any questions, and schedule an appointment for any of your plumbing needs.