Tankless water heaters have become quite popular for those interested in replacing their storage-type heaters. These items have been in use in European and Asian countries for years and are quite well-known in those regions. Wisconsin homeowners may not be as familiar with the on-demand (tankless) water heaters, especially as to how they are installed. Here are a few points of information to help answer some questions you may have: Tankless water heaters mount on the wall instead of sitting on the floor. They are generally able to be mounted on a finished wall with screws to hold them in place. If the unit is electric, it will have to have its dedicated circuit. This is commonly performed very easily with an existing power box. If the water heater is gas-powered, there may have to be adjustments for larger venting. This usually is no problem because the vent can often go in the same place where the prior unit was vented. Because the water heater is mounted to the wall, existing gas lines and water plumbing supply lines may need to be changed, extended, or shortened. Again, this is neither costly nor difficult. These heaters are smaller and lighter than normal storage, or tank units. They take up less space and operate more efficiently. Installation is commonly quick and very non-invasive for existing homes. If you are considering upgrading to a tankless water heater, call us. A member of the expert staff at Pipe Works Services can answer any questions you may have. They can give you detailed product information about sizing, and energy savings and answer any questions about installation. We’ll be glad to help you determine if a tankless water heater is right for your home. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website.

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