Buying a tankless water heating system is a significant investment in your home, and there are several factors you need to consider when choosing the right tankless brand for you. Feehan Plumbing & Heating sells and services many leading manufacturers of tankless systems, and we want to help you make the most informed choice you can make. Here are some general factors to take into consideration when choosing the right tankless brand.
The size of your home The biggest factors in this category are the number of bathrooms in your home and the amount of water you normally use for appliances. Tankless systems typically have ratings based on the gallons per minute, or GPM, that they produce. These various systems range from 4 GPM to 14 GPM. The right system, no matter what its GPM, will produce enough hot water for your needs. However, you should check with a professional to make sure you are purchasing a system that is not too small or too large. Call Feehan at (610) 795-9327 to have a professional help you purchase the correct system.
Climate and temperature You next need to factor in the temperature of the groundwater that comes into your home. You’ll need much more heating power in the winter, obviously, than you will in the spring or summer. The difference in temperature between the groundwater and the hot water temperature you prefer will have a significant impact on the size of the tankless system you need. It is best if you use the temperature of the groundwater when it is at its coldest in order to calculate the size of the system that you need.
Warranty and certification You want to make sure that the model you buy has a warranty. You will be making an important investment in your home, and if something goes wrong, you will want the confidence of knowing that it is covered under warranty. Be sure to inquire with the company about this, and read the fine print to make sure you’re getting good coverage. If the company you’re having to install the unit is certified by the manufacturer of the tankless water heater you choose, you can typically get an extended warranty. Choosing the right professionals to install the tankless water heater is just as important as what brand you go with.
Reputation and quality However, when choosing a tankless water heater, you should always consider the quality and reputation of the brand you decide to go with. What are people saying about the tankless water heater company you are considering? Do they have good ratings? Are they recognized by the government for tax incentives? Are they partnered with environmental and energy-saving programs? Answering these questions will help you find a quality tankless water heater that will help you conserve water and save money.