On-Demand Tankless Water Heaters That Boost Efficiency And Save Money For Greater Atlanta Homeowners

Tankless water heaters, or “on-demand” water heaters as they can also be called, only heat water when you actually need it. If you open a hot water tap, run your dishwasher, or take a shower, then tankless water heaters heat your water. This works in stark contrast to storage tank water heaters, which continuously use electricity or gas to keep the hot water warm so it’s available for use. As you might guess, tankless water heaters save a large amount of energy versus their storage tank counterparts.

How do tankless water heaters work?

The water needed gets heated as it heads to its destination. Either gas burners or an electric heating element inside the heating unit take care of the heating work. Once you close the tap, or if the dishwasher completes its cycles, or if you turn off the shower, then your tankless water heater stops using hot water.

Never run out of hot water again

At first, this sounds like a grand promise filled with marketing hype, but it’s true because it’s based on how tankless water heaters work. Because tankless water heaters only heat water on demand as you need it, you never actually run out of hot water like you can with a storage tank water heater.

Should you go with a tank or tankless water heater?

By now, tankless water heaters sound pretty good. They actually get used pretty commonly in Europe, where energy costs are much higher than they are here in Georgia. Tankless water heaters may actually reduce your energy costs by up to 45%, with the natural gas and propane-fueled ones being more efficient than their electric counterparts.

The one potential disadvantage of a tankless water heater is its ability to supply hot water to multiple users at ounce. If multiple people like to take showers in your home at one time, you may need a tankless hot water heater that offers a higher flow rate. You’ll have to make sure you choose a contractor who understands how to size tankless water heaters properly for your needs.

How tankless water heaters are installed

As you saw earlier, tankless water heaters are compact, taking up about the size of a suitcase for the average 1,500 – 2,000 square foot home. While you do have to vent gas models outside, all you need is a PVC pipe to make that happen.

To get a compact and efficient tankless water heater that gives you an endless supply of the hot water you need, contact J.R. Bolton Services online or call 770.449.3692 to get your free water heater upgrade quote.

We serve all of Greater Atlanta, including Cumming, Alpharetta, Duluth, Red Oak, Roswell, Dacula, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Chestnut Mountain, Flowery Branch, and many others.

Pros and cons of tankless water heaters:

Pros

Energy efficiency, as they can cut water heating expenses by up to 45%.
Endless hot water because they heat water as you need it.
Compact size means you can install them many places in your home, and free up more room.
Long-lasting. They typically last longer than storage tank water heaters.
Don’t waste heat. Storage tank water heaters lose heat while they attempt to keep your water hot.

Cons

Cost: Tankless water heaters cost more to buy and install than storage tank water heaters.
Vulnerable to minerals: Some tankless water heater brands can get damaged by minerals from well water. However, some brands also protect against this. You need to make a careful choice with help from your contractor.
Need to install the right flow capacity. Your tankless water heater needs to provide the right amount of flow if you’ll have multiple users at once. Your installation contractor must understand and calculate the max flow your home could experience.

Save money and energy today, and help the environment, with a tankless water heater

Your hot water heater is usually one of the biggest users of energy in your home. To get energy and money savings, and help the environment at the same time, call J.R. Bolton Services today at 770.449.3692, or contact us online to schedule your free water heater upgrade estimate.

We serve all of Greater Atlanta, including Gainesville, Duluth, Alpharetta, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Braselton, Commerce, Hoschton, Gainesville, Flowery Branch, and many others.

Additional Product Information on Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters

R94LSi and R94LSe Both Offer You an Endless Supply of Hot Water and Great Energy Savings

With Rinnai’s tankless water heaters, you get an endless supply of hot water for multiple uses at the same time. You can run up to 2 showers and another point of use at the same time, without any loss in temperature at any location. While the R94LSi mounts inside your home and requires a pipe for external ventilation, the R94LSe mounts externally and doesn’t require external ventilation.

R94LSi Features

Hot water delivered on demand at up to 9.4 gallons per minute (GPM)
New commercial grade heat exchanger (comes with 12-year warranty)
5-year warranty on all other parts
1-year labor warranty
New integrated condensate collector
Gives your whole home the hot water it needs
Digital temperature control of +/-2° included
Electronic ignition (no pilot light flame)
Diagnostics and safety monitoring included
Has its owns sealed combustion unit
Easily connect 2 units together without a control board
.82 EF gives you great energy savings
Qualifies for the $300 Federal tax credit
15,000 – 199,000 BTUs per hour with natural gas
15,000 – 190,000 BTUs per hour with liquid propane
10” deep x 14” wide x 26” high
46 lbs.
9.4 GPM max hot water capacity at 35° rise
98-140° temperature range, capable of 98-185° with the MCC-91 controller
4.4 GPM max hot water capacity at 75° rise

R94LSe Features:

Hot water delivered on demand at a rate up to 9.4 gallons per minute (GPM)
Gives your whole home the hot water it needs
Newly designed commercial grade heat exchanger (comes with 12-year warranty)
5-year warranty on all other parts
Standard 1-year labor warranty
Includes MC-91 digital temperature controller +/-2° F
Direct electronic ignition (no pilot light flame)
EZ Connect allows you to connect 2 units together without a control board
.82 EF gives you great energy savings
Qualifies for $300 Federal tax credit
15,000 – 199,000 BTU/hr gas rate
10” deep x 14” wide x 25” high
46 lbs.
9.4 GPM max hot water capacity at 35° rise
98-140° temperature range, capable of 98-185° with the MCC-91 controller
4.4 GPM max hot water capacity at 75° rise

Tankless water heaters are compact and efficient, making them easy to mount anywhere, including in your attic. The gas models do need an external flue to vent exhaust fumes outdoors.

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