Selig Plumbing is your Hull, Hingham, and Cohasset tankless and tank water heater preventative maintenance experts. Give our team a call when you need to flush & clean your water heater system
We provide tankless and tank water heater maintenance, repair, replacement and new installation services as well. Get in touch with us today to schedule the water heater services you need.
Unlike traditional storage tank water heaters, tankless water heaters do not store a reservoir of hot water. As a result, standby losses are reduced, which makes them an energy-efficient alternative to traditional water heating. When water flow is detected, they begin heating water, making them highly efficient and cost effective. When the demand for water ceases, they enter standby mode and use essentially no energy.
There will always be hot water. Endless hot water - for bathing, cooking, dishes, laundry, and all the other countless ways hot water enriches our lives.
Tankless water heaters consume a fraction of the space consumed by a tank heater. They can be mounted inside or outside.
Because tankless heaters do not store water, they are less subject to corrosion than tank-type heaters. As a result, their expected equipment life is longer - possibly more than 20 years, compared with 10 - 15 years for traditional heaters. Also, because they are not heating 40 - 50 gallons of water 24 hours a day, tankless water heaters are less susceptible to leakage than tank-type water heaters.
Indirect Water Heaters practically eliminate standby losses. Indirect Water Heaters do not have a chimney that can lose heat. The outer jacket of Indirect Water Heaters surrounds the tank with 2 inches of insulation, providing a very effective seal.
In most instances, the water inside the Indirect Water Heaters loses only 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit per hour. When paired with a natural gas fueled high efficiency boiler the Indirect Water Heaters only costs $0.05 per day to keep 40 gallons of hot water ready for use.
Conventional storage water heater fuel sources include natural gas, propane, fuel oil, and electricity. All conventional water heaters store hot water 24 hours per day in a storage tank, typically ranging in volume from 20 to 120 gallons.
To minimize stand-by losses you should consider water heaters that offer higher levels of tank insulations. Often the lowest-priced storage water heater may be the most expensive to operate and maintain over its lifetime.
Due to the demand a modern tank water heater can supply it will seem like there is an endless supply hot water - for bathing, cooking, dishes, laundry, and all the other countless ways hot water enriches our lives. We carry a wide variety of gas tank water heaters. They are often the lowest installed cost choice for replacing an existing system.
Heat pump water heaters (HPWH) can be two to three times more energy efficient than conventional electric resistance water heaters.
HPWH use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. To move the heat, heat pumps work like a refrigerator in reverse.
While a refrigerator pulls heat from inside a box and dumps it into the surrounding room, a stand-alone air source water heater pulls heat from the surrounding air and dumps it - at a higher temperature - into a tank to heat water.
We carry stand-alone heat pump water heating systems from several manufacturers. They are all integrated units with a built-in water storage tank and backup resistance heating elements.
Heat pump water heaters should be installed in locations that remain in the 40°-90°F range year-round and provide at least 1,000 cubic feet of air space around the water heater. Cool exhaust air can be exhausted to the room or outdoors.
A great choice is to install them in spaces with excess heat, such as a boiler room. HPWH tend to cool the spaces they are in so you can benefit from free air conditioning in the summer as you are heating hot water.