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tankless water heaters

Space-savers, tankless water heaters take up a lot less room than traditional water heaters and can be mounted in an attic, on an exterior wall, even in a closet.

Tankless heaters also have long-term cost and energy-efficiency benefits. Perhaps even more important, you’ll never have to face a finite supply of hot water again. If you’ve ever yelled the words, “Who used up all the hot water?” as suds slipped down from your shampooed head, you were the recipient of traditional storage-tank hot water. These water heaters have a limited supply of hot water (a tankful, to be precise). Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, heat water as you (and the rest of your household) need it. So, you can’t run out. Of course, this also means that the heater requires a larger supply of gas (approximately 180,000 btu’s), whereas a traditional water heater only requires 40,000 btu’s. Therefore, a dedicated gas pipe may need to be installed from the meter to the new heater. While installing a tankless heater, our techs also install a new gfi plug next to the unit to power it. Since an instant water heater doesn’t have to keep a whole tank of water hot all day and night, it can keep your gas or electric bill lower over the long run. The results: a limitless hot water supply and little to no wasted energy usage.

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traditional storage tank water heaters

Traditional water heaters have their benefits. Namely, the water heater itself is less expensive.

A storage tank water heater maintains a tank’s-worth of hot water. Since replacing a traditional storage tank water heater with another traditional storage tank water heater involves less reconfiguration and code changes, the installation cost is generally less expensive.

We use Bradford White water heaters because they are made in America and typically come with a manufacturer 10-year warranty. In our experience, they have handled the rare product issue promptly and effectively.

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Heat Pump water heaters

The Bullseye Leak Detection team can help you determine if a heat pump water heater is the best choice for your home.

Prime candidates for a heat pump system include homes with solar and homes already equipped with a standard electric water heater due for an upgrade. These modern, high efficiency heat pump units help lower utility bills while providing dependable hot water.

One issue to keep in mind when considering a heat pump: placement.

Because the technology actually pulls heat from the air, the heat pump must be placed where it can get sufficient air flow. That means it needs at least 1000 cubic feet of air space to operate properly, which translates to about 12’x12’x7’. So a heat pump can go in a garage but it can’t go in a utility closet. Another thing to keep in mind is whether or not you currently have an electric hot water heater. If so, there is already a dedicated 220 watt/40 amp electrical circuit. If not, one would have to be installed and the cost of the electrical wiring may make the cost prohibitive.

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