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Don’t Tank Your Energy Savings With Conventional Water Heaters

Don’t Tank Your Energy Savings With Conventional Water Heaters

Many homeowners mistakenly think that having a traditional water heater is the only way to go. In truth, that isn’t the case at all. If you have a traditional water heater with a huge tank, you’re potentially missing out on a number of benefits that you could enjoy with a tankless system. Most notably, you could probably be saving quite a bit of energy each month if you made the choice to upgrade. Here, we’ll examine why you may be better off using a tankless water heater in your Downriver home.

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    How Do You Know It’s Time to Upgrade?

    If you’re still using a traditional water heater, there are certain signs you can look for to determine if it’s time for a change. If you’re experiencing some or all of the following issues, then it may be time to switch to a tankless system.

    • Frequently running out of hot water
    • Expensive energy bills
    • Water not getting hot enough
    • Discolored water
    • Strange-smelling water
    • Leaking tank
    • Water heater making loud noises

    These symptoms tend to mean that your current water heater isn’t getting the job done—especially if you’re noticing several of them. To remedy the situation, your best bet may be to invest in a new system. And rather than purchasing another traditional unit, you’d be wise to consider the benefits of having a tankless water heater.

    The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

    Although tankless water heaters typically cost more to purchase than traditional systems, they come with a variety of significant advantages. The biggest benefit of these systems is that they can save you quite a bit of money on energy. Unlike traditional water heaters, which heat large amounts of water in advance, tankless water heaters only heat water up as you need it. So, with a tankless system, it’s never using up electricity to heat water that you aren’t actually using. Over the course of several months or years, those energy savings can make a massive difference in your finances.

    Because a tankless system heats water as you need it, having one also means you have unlimited hot water. You never need to worry about the tank running out. If you want to take a long shower to warm up during the freezing Michigan winter, you’ll have as much hot water as you need. There are quite a few other advantages of having a tankless water heater as well. For example, tankless systems take up quite a bit less space than traditional water heaters, and they also require significantly less maintenance. Tankless water heaters also tend to have longer lifespans than standard units.

    Which Brand of Tankless Water Heater Is Best?

    When you start shopping for a tankless water heater, you’ll quickly realize that there are a lot of options to choose from. However, at Flo-Aire, we highly recommend systems manufactured by Rheem, and we always use their products.

    Rheem tankless water heaters, available in natural gas, propane, and electric models, are excellent choices for all sorts of households. These systems provide hot water on-demand at the precise temperature you desire, and they don’t waste any energy heating water for storage that you don’t need. Rheem tankless water heaters are only about the size of a medicine cabinet, so you’ll free up quite a bit of room when compared to your traditional bulky unit. The Rheem tankless systems can be easily wall-mounted indoors or even outdoors if the climate allows.

    When you go with a Rheem tankless water heater, you’re getting some of the most innovative technology available in the industry. The advanced systems are able to provide you with a constant, low-cost flow of hot water at all times and for as long as you require. Not only will your monthly energy costs be reduced, but your day-to-day comfort will improve as well.

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    Professional Water Heater Installation

    As you can see, having a tankless water heater in your home can be extremely beneficial. If you’re thinking about upgrading to one of these systems in your Downriver home, we at Flo-Aire would be more than happy to assist you. Our team of skilled experts can evaluate the needs of your household and help you select a quality Rheem system that will be the best possible fit. Once you’ve chosen your new tankless water heater, we’ll get it properly set up in your home as promptly as possible. We don’t want you and your family to be without hot water for any longer than necessary, so we won’t waste any time getting your system installed.

    At Flo-Aire, if we install a new water heater for you, we can also provide dependable maintenance and repairs for that system down the road. Although tankless water heaters don’t typically need much maintenance, mechanical problems may occur now and then. And when they do, all you need to do is give us a call. We’ll get someone out to your home as soon as we can, and they’ll figure out exactly what’s ailing your water heater. They’ll figure out the best solution, and before you know it, you’ll have your reliable flow of hot water back.

    Downriver's Tankless Water Heater Experts

    For over 60 years, we at Flo-Aire Heating, Cooling & Electrical have proudly served residents of Southgate and the surrounding areas. When you need professional water heater services, we’re never more than a phone call away. Customer service is extremely important to us, and we’ll always go the extra mile to ensure that your needs are met. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a service, simply contact our offices at (734) 285-1809 if you’d like to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    During Michigan's cold winters, the efficiency of a tankless water heater can be slightly affected as the incoming water is colder, requiring more energy to heat it to the desired temperature. However, quality tankless water heaters are designed to compensate for this and still provide continuous hot water. It's important to choose a unit with an adequate flow rate for your household's needs during winter.

    Yes, it's important to make sure that the tankless water heater is properly insulated and installed in a location that protects it from extreme cold, especially if it's an outdoor unit. Additionally, proper venting is important to avoid issues with freezing and condensation.

    Homeowners should perform regular maintenance, including flushing out the system to remove mineral buildup and checking for any components susceptible to winter wear. It's also wise to have a professional inspection annually to ensure the unit is prepared for the high demands of the winter season. Proper insulation and protection against freezing temperatures are crucial for outdoor units.

    Flo-Aire Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc.

    Flo-Aire Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc.

    Locally owned and operated in Southgate, MI since 1955, Flo-Aire Heating, Cooling & Electrical is one of the top heating & cooling companies in Southeast Michigan. Flo-Aire provides residential, commercial and industrial HVAC services throughout all of Metro Detroit.


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