How to Choose a Tankless Water Heater
In a previous blog post, we highlighted the benefits of installing tankless water heaters in Hudson Valley homes. Among the many benefits that we touched upon were the energy savings and the convenience of having access to continuous hot water.
This week, we wanted to expand on that post by discussing what to consider when making your tankless water heater purchase.
One of the first things to consider when looking at the various tankless water heaters that are available is your Hudson Valley home’s groundwater temperature. Depending on exactly where your home is located, the groundwater temperature may fall in between 47 degrees to 52 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important to know that information because it will have a bearing on what type and size of tankless water heater you’ll need for your home. Ideally, you’ll want to select one that is capable of bringing the groundwater up to the desired temperature as quickly as possible.
Understandably, your Hudson Valley home’s groundwater isn’t the only thing that you’ll want to think about when selecting a tankless water heater. Other factors to take into account are the number of plumbing fixtures and appliances in your home as well as your water flow rate and current utility services.
Take an electric tankless water heater as an example. In order to function optimally, it will need access to a certain amount of electrical voltage. If your home’s current system is not capable of providing that amount of volts, you may need to upgrade your service or invest in a gas-fired tankless water heater instead.
At this point, the thought of having to factor so much into your decision may have you feeling a bit intimidated. Don’t let it get to you. The good news is that the folks at Folkes Heating/Cooling & Burner Services have extensive experience installing tankless water heaters. We can help you quickly determine which one would be best for your Hudson Valley home, and then we can install it for you.
To learn more, contact us toll-free at (888) 986-3881 or complete our online e-mail form.
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