• 3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Tankless Water Heater

    Posted on July 20, 2017 by North Shore Mechanical Contractors in News.

    Tankless water heaters can save nearly 20 percent of water heating costs each year in the average household. Energy efficiency is the main advantage tankless water heaters have over conventional machines, which is why they are becoming more popular among consumers. However, homeowners will want to make sure they are doing everything possible to use the tankless water heater correctly and not ignore key aspects of the machine.

    Here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of your home’s tankless water heater:

    • Make sure it is sized properly. A contractor will be able to make an accurate calculation based on a household’s average water usage, and you want a heater than can maintain at least a 70 degree temperature rise during peak demand. Tankless water heaters come in a variety of sizes, so choosing one that fits your specific home’s needs is an essential part of the buying process.
    • Have it professionally installed. Tankless water heaters are often complex to install and involves high temperature gas fittings and crucial plumbing connections. This is not a job for the amateur do-it-yourselfer or handyman, but rather for a trained and experienced professional. You do not want to risk such an important part of the house being installed incorrectly.
    • Measure your household flow rate. A tankless water heater needs a specific minimum volume of water flowing through it at all times to avoid overheating. Your household water lines will need to be able to meet this demand, or else you could risk your water heater being damaged over time. A professional can accurately measure the average water flow rate.

    If you are interested in learning more about our water conservation services and 24-hour tankless water hear maintenance, be sure to fill out our online contact form or call us at (978) 774-9800.

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