Right up there with the wheel and pizza delivery, the tankless water heater might have to be regarded as one of mankind’s greatest inventions. That’s an exaggeration, of course, but in all seriousness, we get nothing but raves from Roger’s Plumbing customers who have made the decision to get a tankless water heater installed in their homes. Those units are one of many new offerings in the world of plumbing that are making lives easier for homeowners everywhere.
The benefits of going tankless are many; first on the list is the fact that the days of running out of hot water in the middle of a shower or bath are gone. For large families with high-volume water use, that’s an especially big relief.
There’s also a considerable energy savings since you’re not paying to keep a tank of water hot all day long, even if no one is is there to use it. And there’s even more benefit with certain hybrid units that have a heat pump module that gets installed into the attic of the home and acts as a sort of free air conditioner that keeps the home cool. With those units, we see the energy usage of homes with electrical heat reduced by up to half what there bill had been previously with a traditional water heater. As an Leander plumbing company, we know how important keeping your home cool is here in Texas. And because tankless units are so small, you can put them in a smaller space, in an attic or outside, making them more flexible for the space you have available.
One other product innovation we’ve just started seeing that we’re very excited about is the installation of a foot pedal device for the kitchen sink that will turn hot water on the faucet. That means no worrying about juggling or shifting food and dishes around in your hands when they’re full to turn on the water. It’s a simple gadget but it’s one that we know people are going to love, because of how easy it will make those busy moments in the kitchen.