Austin Water Heaters
While ABC's licensed plumbers frequently install conventional water heaters, we encourage the use of tankless systems, whenever possible. With a tankless system, a homeowner can save money, and never run out of hot water again. Tankless water heaters are high-efficiency systems that have been in use in Europe and Japan for decades where energy costs have been high and space very limited. With rising energy costs in Texas, tankless hot water systems make great sense for homeowners – offering major economic and operating advantages over traditional systems.
Additionally, tankless systems because of their design, are expected to last up to twenty years. That's considerably longer than a conventional water heater and is another way a homeowner can practice environmental conscientiousness.
For additional information and pricing on water heaters, contact ABC.
Hot Water Specialists
Water heating accounts for 20% or more of an average household's annual energy expenditures. The yearly operating costs for conventional gas or electric storage tank water heaters average $200 or $450, respectively. Storage tank-type water heaters raise and maintain the water temperature to the temperature setting on the tank (usually between 120° - 140° F (49° -60° C). Even if no hot water is drawn from the tank (and cold water enters the tank), the heater will operate periodically to maintain the water temperature. This is due to "standby losses": the heat conducted and radiated from the walls of the tank—and in gas-fired water heaters—through the flue pipe. These standby losses represent 10% to 20% of a household's annual water heating costs. One way to reduce this expenditure is to use a demand (also called "tankless" or "instantaneous") water heater.