On-Demand Hot Water in Your Home
Oliver Heating & Cooling is a premier provider of electrical and plumbing services and specializes in the installation, maintenance, and repair of tankless water heaters. As the technology has improved and become more affordable, it has become an increasingly popular option for homeowners throughout the Delaware Valley. Also known as an on-demand, demand-type, and instantaneous water heater, a tankless water heater only heats the water you need when you need it. This approach uses less energy, saves you money over the long term, and provides you with a practically limitless supply of hot water.
Affordable Tankless Water Heater Installation
While many new homes are being built with on-demand systems, you can enjoy a tankless water heater in your existing home as well. Oliver not only installs tankless water heaters but has extensive experience converting our customers’ homes from traditional tank-based setups, and we can perform a conversion whether your current system uses natural gas or electricity. Making the switch will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of your home while also lowering your month-to-month costs.
Reliable Tankless Water Heater Repair
Our team also specializes in the maintenance and repair of on-demand water heaters. The industry recommendation is that you have your system inspected, cleaned, and tuned up once a year. The routine maintenance that we provide ensures continued efficient operation and helps to maximize the lifespan of your equipment. Maintenance also makes it less likely you’ll encounter unexpected problems, but if you do, Oliver can help with that as well. We have expert repair technicians on staff that can diagnose the problem quickly and accurately and reliably fix your system.
Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Me?
While an on-demand system is right for many homes, it comes down to personal preference. Traditional water heaters cost less to purchase and install, but tankless systems cost less to run and last longer and therefore tend to cost less in the end. Choosing a tank water heater tends to be simpler as well. With an on-demand system, it’s important to accurately assess household usage, and it may be necessary to have two or more systems to achieve optimal energy efficiency. The goods news is that Oliver has experts that can answer all of your questions and help you make these decisions for your home.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Traditional water heaters are inefficient by design because they have to heat the water you may use in advance and continue to expend energy keeping that water hot until you do use it. This is called standby water loss and does not occur with on-demand systems that only heat water as needed.
The average tank water heater lasts 10 years, and it is recommended to replace them after 12. On-demand systems can last 20 years and even longer, and it is often a more viable option to repair them and extend their lifespans.
Hot Water On Demand
A popular reason to upgrade to a tankless water heater is the speed at which it provides hot water on demand. The average time is about 10-15 seconds compared to the 30-45 seconds traditional systems need. In addition, if the unit is properly sized, you’ll never run out of hot water and have to wait.
Traditional water heaters often have an entire space dedicated to them due to their size. On-demand systems have a much smaller footprint. They’re often installed in an attic, and if you do need to install them in a utility room or closet, you’ll still have enough room to use those areas for other purposes.
Tank vs Tankless Water Heaters
A water heater is a necessity and a long-term investment in your home. We tend to favor tankless systems because they are a better long-term investment. A traditional water heater will certainly cost less to purchase and install, but the on-demand system will cost less on a monthly basis and last longer and thus have a lower total cost of ownership. On-demand systems are better for the environment, and they will increase the comfort of your home since you’ll never run out of hot water.
Gas & Electric Water Heaters We Service
Whether you choose a tank or tankless water heater, some models run on natural gas, propane, or electricity, and our team provides maintenance and repair services for all three types. If you are replacing an existing system, you can choose the same fuel source or convert it to another. Oliver also provides services for heat pump water heaters, including both standalone and integrated models.
Choose Oliver for Your Water Heater Needs
Oliver Heating & Cooling is an established and trusted company that can meet all of your tank and tankless water heater needs. If you are considering an on-demand system and have questions, we’d be happy to answer them, and you can call us or contact us online to schedule an in-home consultation.