Faqs

Why doesn’t my water get hot instantly?

The water in the supply line will not be hot if it’s had a chance to cool down after the last use. Typically the water in the supply line will take 3-5 seconds to flush out with hot water.

What size gas line is required for a tankless water heater?

The size of the incoming gas line required for your tankless unit could have a big impact of the installation cost. Most water heaters have a 1/2″ supply line for the incoming line. Many tankless units will require 3/4″ gas line in order to meet the demand of tankless units. Each situation is different and should be assessed by a licensed gas specialist.

How long is the life expectancy of a tankless water heater?

The life expectancy for a tankless water heater is about 20 years but will vary with water quality and overall water consumption.

What type of maintenance is required for a tankless water heater?

A tankless water heater should be flushed out just like a regular water heater should be flushed out to maintain efficiency. The process for flushing out a tankless water heater is a little more involved and requires a pump, vinegar, and a few buckets. This process should be completed at least once every 12 months.

Are there any Electric Tankless Water Heaters available?

Typically electric tankless water heaters don’t produce enough energy to meet the average demand of a household. The Kansas City climate gets too cold in the winter time for most electric units to keep up with.