Serving Salt Lake City, UT, and Surrounding Areas
Gas-fired tankless water heaters quickly heat up water so that it is ready when you need it. Many folks are switching from traditional water heaters to the more efficient tankless varieties to save not only on energy costs but also on wasted water. Living in the high desert of the Wasatch Front requires all of us to be conscious of water conservation.
Leaving the shower on to warm up for several minutes each day results in a significant waste of precious water, especially when you multiply that by nearly a million people per day!
Having hot water on demand is a definite benefit, especially when an ENERGY STAR® water heater provides it. In fact, if you act this year (2013), you may qualify for a Questar Gas Rebate.
While a tankless water heater will cost you more up-front, they will save you about $100 annually in your gas bill and last more than 20 years, about one-third again as long as tank-style models. One of the key factors in realizing maximum energy efficiency is proper installation and maintenance of your tankless water heater.
Towers Murray Plumbing has decades of experience installing water heaters in Utah so we are up to speed on Utah’s building code requirements. Because we treat each customer with extraordinary customer service, we listen to your needs and make sure that we address them whether you want one household unit, or more than one if you have a large house and a large family. Don’t forget that annual maintenance will expand the life of your tankless water heater by reducing hard water buildup and making sure the pilot light and other parts are working safely and optimally.
Estimated to save up to 40 percent on the cost of energy compared to the hot water tank variety, tankless water heaters are fast becoming the preferred means of heating water. The tankless varieties mean hot water is available on demand from water that travels through a heat exchanger when it is needed rather than having to be stored in a large tank. Not only is energy saved because it is no longer necessary to keep that stored water heated, but water loss is also minimized since hot water is immediately available – no more waiting for that cold shower to warm up.
Tower Murray Plumbing can install any model of tankless water heater and help you determine how large or how many you need. If you have an extra large home for a large family, you may want a point of use unit in a bathroom or under the kitchen sink in addition to your primary unit. Tankless water heaters are typically fueled by natural gas for maximum energy efficiency. Commercial models are great options for public restrooms, restaurant kitchens and other applications.
Although these hot water heaters generally cost twice as much as their tank-style counterparts, they also typically last twice as long and save you month each month to boot. We are suppliers for Rheem and Rinnai tankless water heaters.
- Rheem: Made for everyone from single folks to large, busy families with high hot water demands, Rheem tankless water heaters are considered a “Top Green Product” in the building industry. The Rheem brand is synonymous with worry-free reliability. They also feature Energy Star® approved models.
- Rinnai: Not only do you save money, have continuous hot water, save space, and have a system that lasts around 20 years, with Rannai you may also qualify for utility company, state, and federal rebates and tax credits for choosing an Energy Star® gas tankless water heater. With Rannai you get their added commitment to being the best at what they do and a variety of warranties based on which product you select.
In order to make sure your installation copies with local codes and is properly connected to gas, electricity, and has proper venting, always hire a licensed, experienced contractor to install your new water heater. At Towers Murray Plumbing, we’ve got you covered.