Tankless Water Heater Columbus OH

Instant Tankless Water Heater Services in Columbus, OH

Compact and easy to maintain, wall-mounted tankless water heaters are the perfect pick for small or large families. These energy efficient and environmentally-friendly tankless hot water heater systems are an easy way to lighten pressures on shrinking natural resources with lower monthly bills – and better comfort.

Endless Hot Water from Tankless Water Heaters

Compact tankless water heaters are excellent choices for a few points of use that are not needed all at the same time or the whole home/business that is only on when needed. Powered by either natural gas or electricity, point-of-use water heaters deliver a continuous stream of endless heated water that is ample for showering, washing clothes and doing the dishes. This means that everyone can have a hot shower in quick succession, with no need for bulky tanks and minimal tankless water heater maintenance.

No Standby Costs

A major selling point for tankless water heater installation in Columbus, OH, and surrounding areas is that no energy is wasted in standby mode, when units boost electricity bills by reheating unused water over and over again. This is quite unnecessary at night when everyone is asleep, or in a house that is empty during the day.

Optimized Energy Use With Tankless Water Heaters

For a family of up to five people with average water consumption levels, the recommended capacity for a residential tankless water heater installation in Columbus, OH, and surrounding areas is fifty gallons, rising to 75 gallons for heavy users. These figures are based on eight minute showers using ten gallons of hot water; washing machine loads using seven gallons of hot water; and dishwasher loads using six gallons of hot water.

For smaller or thriftier households using under 40 gallons of hot water a day, tankless water heater installation costs are rapidly offset by fewer tankless water heater repairs and lower utility bills, as they may be up to a third more energy-efficient than regular water heaters. Even for heavier water consumers using up to ninety gallons a day, tankless heaters can still be up to 14% more energy-efficient than tank systems, with lower tankless water heater maintenance fees.

Longer Lifespan

With a working life of up to twenty years and up, tankless water heater installation costs are a third, compared to traditional tank systems that last only 6-8 years. And with a simpler structure that is easy to access, tankless water heater repairs are also faster, cheaper and much less messy.

Lower Monthly Outlays

Despite higher tankless water heater installation costs, these compact systems are over 20% more efficient than their standard counterparts, with single-room or whole-house sized models responding to individual needs. Particularly for heavy users, these monthly savings can add up to hundreds of dollars a year.

No Wasted Space

For smaller homes and apartments with compact bathrooms and kitchens, tankless water heater installation in Columbus, OH, and surrounding areas is the smartest choice for saving valuable floor space. Much smaller than bulky water storage models, installers usually mount these efficient units on a wall in the basement or some other inconspicuous corner. This ensures instant access for fast tankless water heater repair and easy tankless water heater maintenance.

Choose Between Gas or Electricity

Although often fueled by natural gas, tankless water heater installation costs may be prohibitively high, if gas lines need to be run or rerouted. This is where an electric model may well be the best option or a Hybrid water heater. Fast and easy to install and replace, virtually no tankless water heater maintenance is needed other than flushing. As a third option with an added advantage, propane-fired tankless water heaters can be used both indoors and outdoors, as preferred depending on climate.

Longer Warranties

Because of their longer working lives of up to twenty years, tankless water heaters have correspondingly longer warranties. This means that homeowners rarely foot the bills for tankless water heater repairs, if anything goes wrong with their equipment.

Financial Incentives

As they are so efficient, a tankless water heater installation in Columbus, OH, and surrounding areas may qualify for government tax breaks and incentives, local energy suppliers offer rebates that help offset higher initial costs:

  • Federal tax credits: Since December 2016, a 10% tax credit helps offset tankless water heater installation costs for budget -wise homeowners. This benefit is also available for traditional storage heaters certified under the Energy Star program.
  • Local Energy supplier credits / rebates
  • Regular financing
  • PACE financing: Cash-strapped homeowners can finance their tankless water heater installation in Columbus, OH, and surrounding areas through their local PACE programs, with no down payment. These upgrades are paid off over time as an extra line on their annual property tax bill.

Talk to the professionals

For expert advice on the best tankless water heater installation, gas water heater, electric water heaters or other water heater services contact a certified consultant at Ohio Water Heaters: (614) 327-6971.

Tankless Water Heater Service FAQs

For a compact home, a tankless hot water heater running on natural gas, propane or electricity costs between $800 and $1,500. For larger families, this can rise to $7,500 for a whole-house system fired by natural gas. Although more expensive to install, at up to $13,000, solar-powered systems are cost-free from then on, as they are fueled by no-cost sunlight.  All of these cost depend on size and needs of each home, average costs are normally half that.

Theoretically, yes you can. But this is no job for inexperienced do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Installing a water heater is a job for a licensed, qualified professional, because gas, electrical and plumbing lines must be up to local plumbing codes, with all safety features solidly in place, as this can be dangerous if poorly installed. Large electric water heaters run on 240 volt circuits, which are not for amateurs. And gas leaks can be lethal to sleeping inhabitants, or might even cause an explosion with block-wide damages.

The main disadvantage of tankless heaters that provide hot water on demand is the upfront cost. Smaller, cheaper units might not produce enough hot water for an active family spending plenty of time at home, as they serve only one outlet at a time, which can cause problems if somebody wants to shower while the dishwasher is running.  Make sure it is sized properly.

With an impressive life expectancy of more than twenty years, tankless heaters are simple to install and maintain, with low-cost parts that are easy to replace. However, hard water – which is tough on all plumbing systems and appliances – can shorten a tankless water heater's lifespan by a couple of years and you should then condition your water.

A household of five people with low to medium water consumption needs an electric tank water heater with a capacity of at least eighty gallons, or sixty gallons if gas-fired. If water consumption is high, this rises to a hundred gallons for an electric model and up to 75 gallons for gas. Other factors include water pressure and water flow rates, how many units are operating at any given time, and peak usage requirements.  To transfer this info to Tankless is mute, as we need to know how many gallons per minute you need.

In general, gas-fired tankless water heaters are more powerful than electric units, heating five gallons of water a minute from a brisk 40°F to a steamy 110°F, while their electric counterparts can heat only two gallons of water to this temperature during the same time.  These statements are for the average units, you can get larger ones, smaller ones or even multiple ones on the same home.   It just depends on what you need & want.

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These guys are great. They arrive on time, are polite and efficient. There is no hard sell of additional stuff, which I really appreciated. They suggested that a water softening device might be good for the tankless water heater they had installed earlier this year – which is fabulous and worth every penny, this visit was just annual furnace and water heater maintenance – but did not push it. My overall impression is that they are good guys, not in it just to sell more stuff.

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