Tankless water heaters are often referred to as, “on-demand water heating,” because they only produce hot water as the system demands, they do not store heated water. Traditional Storage tank-type water heaters raise and maintain the water temperature to the temperature setting on the tank. Since the water is stored, they constantly use utilities to maintain the set temperature.
Why Tankless Water Heaters?
60% saving on energy for heating water (Heating water accounts for 25% of the average household’s energy bill), saving on space, easy to install, no vent required, no points or moving parts, all copper and brass inside, no tank to rupture to cause flooding, will not engage to dripping faucet, heats water only when needed, unlimited supply of hot water, shielded incoloy heating elements for reliability and long life, no pressure in tank to risk potential explosion, economical cost, dual microtemp thermo fuse protection.
Why Your Water heater May Run Out of Hot Water
It just might be that your faucets and showerheads are the problem. Older showerheads can put out up to 5 gallons per minute. Newer showerheads put out around 2.5 gallons of volume per minute. The problem can sometimes be solved by switching to lower volume showerheads and faucets. Another possible problem could be that your water heater’s dip tube may need to be replaced.
Your Water Heater
The most serious cause of water leaks from water heaters is a rusted out tank, this would require you to replace the entire water heater. If your water heater is not near the end of the manufacturers’ life span, it could be a much simpler and less costly problem. The pressure relief valve, usually located at the top of the unit, could be leaking. The cause could be a loose or defective, or worn out valve. Your owner’s manual should have detailed information about repairing or replacing the valve. Call us at Orchid Plumbing Company. We’re here to help!
For quality and affordable plumbing services in Nairobi and other counties in Kenya, Contact Orchid Plumbing Company to schedule a free plumbing inspection on any of your plumbing equipments. We will advise you in all aspects – from repairs to installation. Your plumbing work will stay durable if the right materials and workmanship is applied appropriately