Installing tankless water heaters in your house means the water heater doesn't store a large tank of water that it must periodically reheat until it is used. With tankless water heaters, water flows through the water heater and triggers the burner within the water heater. The water is heated to the desired temperature until the water supply is turned off. When the water stops flowing, the tankless water heater turns off.

Are tankless water heaters a worthwhile investment?

Many tankless water heaters are touted as being efficient and money saving investments, but they can also mean more cost upfront to install and can increase utility bills. Why? Because water is heated for as long as the water is running, a tankless water heater will heat water until the water is stopped. If you're taking a long shower while your spouse is running other appliances, it means your tankless water heater is using more fuel (electricity or gas) to run. However that also means that you won't run out of hot water while performing these tasks.

It is important to discuss any plumbing installation decsision with professional, local plumbers. Barlow Plumbing, experienced Asheville plumbers, are experienced and familiar with the unique plumbing challenges faced by home and business owners in western North Carolina. We are here to help you determine if a tankless water heater is right for your home. 

Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters

Barlow Plumbing specializes in the installation and maintenance of Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters. With tankless water heaters or Rinnai's hybrid tank-tankless water heaters, you can have an endless supply of hot water for multiple tasks and for extended periods of time. Rinnai's copper heat exchanger provides quality, durability and safety. Rinnai Tankless Water heaters are compact in design for space savings.

Rinnai's Hybrid Tank-Tankless water heater includes a storage tank to deliver more hot water with less recovery time than traditional hot water heater tanks. These hybrid systems are easy to install using traditional tank connections.