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Tankless Water Heater in New Port Richey, FL, Melbourne, FL, and Nearby Areas

A tankless water heater isn't a luxury purchase — it's an investment that pays off over time while greatly improving the owner's quality of life. By working with an experienced plumber in New Port Richey, FL, and Melbourne, FL, homeowners, and businesses can limit expenses while enjoying the benefits of this once-exclusive technology. Rely on Tom Shell Plumbing for all kinds of water heater services, including the installation of your tankless water heater.

What Makes a Tankless Water Heater in New Port Richey, FL, Melbourne, FL, and Nearby Areas Distinct

Conventional storage-tank heaters work by continuously heating a finite amount of water. When a homeowner uses that water, the storage tank refills and reheats. As the name implies, a tankless system doesn't store water. Instead, it contains an electric or gas heating element, which goes to work when a hot water tap is activated. Because they don't heat water constantly, tankless systems are more efficient, and they never run out of hot water. They're only limited by their flow rate.

Of course, water heater replacement carries significant costs, and while tankless water heaters have become more affordable in recent years, they're still more expensive than comparable gas or electric models. The good news: Many Florida utility providers offer incentives for homeowners who upgrade to tankless systems.

Even if rebate programs aren't available, water heater replacement with a tankless unit can provide savings within several years of installation (depending on the home's water consumption, the system's features, and a number of other factors). The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that tankless heaters perform as much as 34 percent more efficiently than gas or electric storage tanks. Tankless systems are also more durable, and with proper maintenance, they can provide heated water on demand for up to 20 years.

However, if you're considering a new tankless system, be sure to consider all of the costs associated with a first-time water heater installation. While handy homeowners can replace a damaged storage tank with basic tools, tankless systems typically require expert installation, as installing the unit will likely require rewiring, running new gas lines, and adding venting. By relying on Tom Shell Plumbing for water heater repair in New Port Richey, FL, Melbourne, FL, and the surrounding areas, you'll ensure that your new system is safe and efficient.

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Tankless systems rarely require major repairs when regularly maintained, but they can encounter issues over time. You might need professional water heater services if the system for a number of reasons, including:

  • Mineralization - Minerals can build up in any water heater, eventually causing major damage. Regularly flushing the system will prevent most mineral buildups from becoming a serious concern.
  • Air Supply and Exhaust Blockages - Tankless systems require adequate venting. Blocked vent pipes prevent the unit from receiving an adequate air supply, and the heater will usually shut off automatically to prevent a fire hazard.
  • Gas Supply Issues and Flame Failure - For gas systems, problems with the gas supply, pilot light, and sensors can cause ignition failure.

As some issues can cause safety hazards, you should look for capable experts who offer installation and water heater repair in New Port Richey, FL and Melbourne, FL.

Contact Us for Tankless Water Heater Installation and Water Heater Repair

At Tom Shell Plumbing, we offer water heater services for all types of tankless systems. Whether you need water heater installation, maintenance, or repairs for an aging unit, we can provide the expert service and knowledgeable advice you need to get the most from your heater. For more information, call (727) 847-9107 or contact us via the online form for an instant estimate.  We offer water heater services in these areas:

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