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Why it Could be Time to go Tankless

Posted on January 25, 2018

You made it through the holidays and everything was a great success. You spent time with friends and loved ones, the food was great, and everyone had a good time in your home. Congratulations! But was it something you did? Or were you just lucky this time? It doesn’t mean the same thing will happen next time, and you know there will be a next time.

What are we talking about? The potential for a hot water heater emergency at the wrong time. Here’s a question from General Air Conditioning and Plumbing, and please answer honestly: “Was your hot water heater in the house when you bought it?” If the answer is yes, do you really know how old it is?

The life expectancy of a water heater is generally considered to be 8 to 12 years. Is it really worth taking a chance on a breakdown? The General can show you how affordable it can be to replace that dinosaur with an efficient new tankless water heater. Not only will it bring you peace of mind, but it will save you money every month.

What’s the difference you ask? It’s just as the name implies, there is no water storage tank. A tankless system heats the hot water as you use it. When you shut the water off, the water heater shuts off as well. You are not wasting energy by heating an entire 40 or 50-gallon tank of water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This can add up to some serious monthly savings because hot water is generally the 2nd largest energy user in the home, behind only your heating and cooling systems. And you don’t have to worry about running out of hot water, even if you’re doing a load of clothes while the guests are taking their showers. A tankless system means a nearly unlimited supply of hot water. The General features tankless hot water heaters by Navian.

Even if you don’t think you’re ready for a water heater replacement, the General can also handle hot water heater repair and maintenance. What doesn’t change with a tankless system is the need for regular hot water heater maintenance. Without it there can be a scale buildup (usually lime) on the heating elements. Without maintenance, the buildup can cause the heater to run longer which leads to a shorter lifespan.

Please don’t take a chance on a hot water heater emergency ruining the next family gathering. Call General Air Conditioning and Plumbing to learn more about the new generation of energy saving water heaters or to schedule a maintenance visit for your current system.