The Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters

Here at Premier Heating and Cooling, we specialize in installing and servicing a wide range of water heaters for your home. While we can install or fix just about any make or model, we can’t help but recommend tankless water heaters. They are becoming more and more popular as the years go by, and more affordable too. Once you are aware of the advantages of tankless water heaters, you will understand why we rave about them.

They save you money

The disadvantage of a conventional heater is that it heats water and stores it. This means that even if you don’t use it, the energy has been used and the money spent. Estimates say that about 10-20% of a home’s heating costs are spent solely on this “standby” loss alone. With a tankless model, you get energy on demand and don’t waste anything. This could save you a lot of money each month.

They are eco friendly

One home’s energy really isn’t that much in the scheme of things, but the energy of a million homes it quite a bit! We all have to work together to conserve energy. Wasting is just not something that we can afford to do these days. You won’t waste any energy on water that you don’t use, and you can do your part to make this world a better place.

Convenience

As the name suggests, they don’t take up a lot of space because of a big bulky tank. They also don’t need as much maintenance as a larger model would. So in the end you will have more space to work with and less of a headache. You won’t need to monitor it or fix it up like an older model either.

There are plenty of reasons to have a new water heater installed. Saving money, helping the environment, and having peace of mind are just a few of them. We specialize in installing the best models in the industry, and once you know the advantages of tankless water heaters, you will want one too!

Most Frequently Asked HVAC Questions by Homeowners

Homeowners have a lot of questions they would wish answered about their HVAC systems. Even those who have not yet invested in them want answers to know if they really need to go ahead and make a purchase and below are some of these FAQs.

Q: Do I need to buy a bigger system for the best performance?

A: No, you don’t need to buy a large air conditioning system for optimal performance. Buying a large HVAC system for a small home results in short running cycles that are usually characterized by mildew problems. Talking to people like Premier Heating and Cooling can help you determine the size of the unit that you need.

Q: For how long can my HVAC system serve me?

A: Many heating systems have a life expectancy of between 10 to 20 years although some even get to serve you for longer than that. The secret to maintaining the unit’s efficiency and thus lifespan is ensuring that you bring in professionals to service it regularly.

Q: Why are my heating costs going up?

A: The efficiency of your system determines how fast it will be able to achieve and maintain the desired temperature. If your heating costs are steadily going up, then your AC needs to be serviced. It could be running on blocked ducts and air filters. There are countless other factors that lead to reduced efficiency, and a professional can help you diagnose the problem.

Q: Should I choose an HVAC unit with fixed or variable speed fans?

A: An air conditioning unit with fixed speed fans can be as effective as one with variable speed ones. However, it is advisable to buy an HVAC with variable speed fans because it makes it easy to get the desired temperature.

Q: What is the recommended humidity level?

A: The optimum humidity level is between 35-50%. When this value goes up, condensation will take place on windows leading to mold and even respiratory problems for the family.

Q: Can a programmable thermostat help me save energy?

A: Absolutely. A programmable thermostat can save you up to 33% of your heating costs. This thermostat regulates the temperature based on your preset settings, and you can use that you minimize energy consumption especially when there is no one at home or when you are sleeping.

Q: How frequently should I change my air filter?

A: When air filters get dirty, the quality of indoor air is compromised. This does not mean you should replace the filters right away. Sometimes you just need to clean them. However, if they start showing signs of wear and tear, then it is time to get new ones.

Q: How can I tell that I need a new HVAC system?

A: Many homeowners assume that when they start experiencing problems with the current one then it is time to get a new HVAC system. There are always underlying issues that reveal themselves as problems in your air conditioning unit and instead of getting a new one, bring in a professional for evaluation.