Choosing a Tankless Water Heater Installer in Pittsburgh
Is your tankless water heater not working as it should? Or are you considering a new tankless water heater installation in your Pittsburgh area home?
Common problems with tankless water heaters
There are several problems associated with tankless (also known as on-demand) water heaters.
Tankless water heaters are more efficient than standard heaters which continually use energy to keep the tank of water hot. Tankless water heaters quickly heat water as needed when you turn on the hot tap.
A high-quality on-demand (or tankless) water heater should last 20 years, but it must be properly maintained. Hard water, corrosion, excessive demand and improper installation can all cause problems with on-demand water heaters. Here are the best ways to address the most common issues.
If you have hard water, you will need to use a water softener, install a scale filter or flush the unit regularly with a vinegar solution to keep on top of the mineral build-up that commonly occurs with tankless heaters. This may require professional service for some models.
On-demand water heaters are less subject to corrosion than tank-type heaters. However, if corrosion does occur, it can lead to serious problems. Condensation may drip onto on the gas burner and cause corrosion that blocks the gas supply.
A poorly installed heat exchanger could also be damaged by corrosion. If installed properly, this should not be an issue for the lifespan of the heater.
If you demand a large amount of hot water at once, such as taking a shower and running the dishwasher at the same time, the heater may not be able to meet the demand.
You may need to expand or upgrade your natural gas line to properly install an on-demand water heater. This can add significantly to the installation costs, but may be necessary to make sure the water heater is getting enough gas to function properly.
On-demand water heaters also must be vented carefully to avoid other computer-generated shutdowns. The heaters have very hot exhaust which must escape quickly and efficiently. Hard water, corrosion, excessive demand and improper installation all cause problems with on-demand water heaters.
Call us 24/7 at 412-219-2840 if you are in need of repair or replacement of your tankless hot water heater. We provide both quality and affordability when it comes to repairing or replacing your hot water tank.
Finding a Quality Tankless Water Heater Installer in Pittsburgh
When in doubt, contact a qualified water heater installer. When deciding on who is the best tankless water tank installer for your, consider the following:
- Will the installer remove and dispose of your old water heater?
- Is replacement of your water heater an emergency? Does it need to be done within the next 24 hours?
- Does the plumber have a reputation for installing tankless water heaters?
- Will the plumber provide quality service at an affordable price? Check here to learn about the average cost of installing a water heater in Pittsburgh.
To speak with an experienced tankless water heater installation plumber in Pittsburgh, call 412-219-2840 now.