Tankless Water Heater Services in Chapel Hill & Durham, NC
When looking for alternatives to the classical tank water heater model, many people look to tankless water heaters to meet their needs. As the name suggests, tankless water heaters do their jobs without the cylindrical tanks most of us associate with water heaters in general. They offer several advantages over tank models, but their systems include some unique features, which can baffle unqualified technical services sent to install, repair, or maintain them.
That’s why you can trust us to do the job right. We have extensive experience with tankless water heater services – from installation to replacement and everything in between – and our trained staff is dedicated to doing the job right the first time, every time.
If you want a new tankless water heating system, or you already own one, and it could use a hand, then contact us today to set up an appointment!
How Tankless Water Heaters Work
Tankless water heaters utilize a series of superheated coils, wrapped around a length of pipe in which water passes through on the way to your faucet. The system heats the water up instantly, providing several tangible benefits. The first and most noticeable one is that you don’t need to wait for the system to warm up. Another advantage is that you’ll never run out of hot water, and the cost of heating the water “on demand” is often much less than it would be in a tank.
TANKLESS SYSTEMS NEED SPECIAL CARE
Installing a tankless system takes the right kind of training. Tankless water heater installation needs will vary from your standard water heater. They will need to fit within a specific place that has access to your plumbing system that a traditional system doesn’t. Once the installation is complete, we recommend routine maintenance checks. We are here to handle anything you may need. Our technicians have specialized training in tankless systems, which means we can address the areas of installation, repair, and replacement with equal confidence.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TANKLESS WATER HEATER SERVICE
Tankless water heaters can be a great asset to your household, but their unusual nature takes some getting used to. It’s nice to have a qualified service representative on call to help you with any problems. We’ve served the greater Chapel Hill area for over 40 years. We treat our customers’ issues with the same care and attention to detail that we’d treat a problem in our own homes. If you want to install a new tankless system, we’ll be here for you, and when that system needs maintenance or repairs, then expert service is just a phone call away. Pick up the phone and give us a call today. You’ll be glad you did!
Tankless Water Heater FAQ
Here are some common questions about tankless water heaters with answers from the team at Bud Matthews Services.
What are the downsides of installing a tankless water heater?
The main downside of a tankless water heater is the higher upfront cost. Also, if you choose a unit that’s too small, you may not have enough hot water for your family’s needs. Finally, tankless water heaters can only supply hot water to one faucet at a time, so you can’t wash dishes while someone showers.
Is installing a tankless water heater worth it?
If your goal is to lower your energy bills, then you will benefit from a tankless water heater. They do not waste energy heating and storing water; instead, they provide water that is heated only when you need it.
Are tankless water heaters dangerous?
The only danger from a tankless water heater is the danger of carbon monoxide leakage from gas-powered water heaters. Professional installation will help limit this risk. Otherwise, they are a safe appliance to use to heat your home’s water.
Can a homeowner install a tankless water heater?
Homeowners can install tankless water heaters, but they may be better served by hiring a professional to limit the risk of carbon monoxide leaks and exposure.
Can tankless water heaters be repaired?
Sometimes tankless water heaters need to be repaired, and thankfully repairs are pretty straightforward. They are less prone to issues than traditional water heaters, though, so repairs don’t happen all that often.
Why would a tankless water heater stop working?
Sometimes a tankless water heater won’t deliver hot water because it cannot keep up with demand. It can also be a problem like a plugged heat exchanger, which often happens in homes with hard water, a blocked vent or air intake, or dirty burners. If your tankless water heater is not heating up the water as it should, and it’s not because you’re asking for too much, reach out to the pros at Bud Matthews Services for professional repair help.