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Water Heaters Installation and Maintenance

Arlington TX Water Heater Technicians

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Metro Energy Savers offers options for both conventional water heaters and tankless water heaters to conform to your lifestyle and the needs of your home and family. If you are limited in your installation options, we can help to provide the most effective repairs or replacement conventional water heaters on the market, including assessing the efficiency of units and the size and style needed in your home. For those wishing to upgrade to the more efficient tankless water heater system, our expert HVAC and water heater technicians are also trained in the repair and installation of these units.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters, sometimes known as instantaneous, continuous flow, inline, or on-demand water heaters, are the perfect alternative to conventional tank heaters. They use less energy and, if installed correctly, provide an endless supply of hot water without waste.

Tankless water heaters heat water on demand when you need it rather than keeping hot water in reserve like conventional tank heaters. There is no tank, and there is no pilot light or constant fueling. Tankless water heaters use less energy than tank heaters, which in turns means lower energy bills for you and less of a footprint on the environment.

How They Work

Rather than maintaining a constant supply of heated water, tankless water heaters have an internal heating element through which water is passed when hot water is required, therefore only heating the water needed.

Tankless water heaters can be operated electrically or with natural gas or propane, making them just as versatile with fuel supplies as a conventional water heater. In addition, you have more options as to location of a tankless water heater because it is smaller, with no storage tank, and can be placed at the source of hot water needs.

Tankless water heaters are very efficient when it comes to energy conservative, having efficiency ratings at nearly 99%.

Most tankless water heaters supply hot water for the whole house including appliances. Point-of- use tankless water heaters are smaller units and can be placed under sinks or other easy access areas where local hot water use is more common.

Point-of-use tankless water heater units provide hot water for a specific outlet versus the whole house and are located right where the water is being used to save more energy than centrally installed tankless water heaters. They are usually used in combination with a central water heater.

Conventional Water Heaters

For those who wish to remain with a conventional tank water heater, there are a number of options that still allow for greater efficiency. Determining if it is time to replace or repair your existing water heater requires asking a few questions.

What is the average lifetime of a gas water heater?

  • The average lifetime of gas water heater is 9 years. The range is 5-14 years.

How are FHR and Therms used to compare the efficiency of water heaters?

  • The first hour rating (FHR) tells you the number of gallons per hour of hot water. Therms relate to the gas consumption of water heaters. When you are shopping for hot water heater, compare the energy factor on the energy guide label. FHR and Therms are not sufficient to calculate the energy factor. Also remember to compare water heaters of equal capacity and FHR.

Are my demands for hot water being met?

  • If you find that you are running out of hot water or water is not heated to a temperature that is satisfactory for you and your family, it could mean your hot water heater is too small to meet your family’s needs. It could also mean that the tank or other aspect of your water heater is in need of repair. If your conventional water heater is more than 10 years old, it may be time to replace the entire unit with a more efficient system.

At Metro Energy Savers, we offer both repair and replacement of existing water heaters, as well as regular maintenance that will help extend the life of your water heater. Call today for an inspection or service to get your water running hot again.

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