Are you interested in tankless water heater installation for your home plumbing system? A tankless water heater can be a great investment in your home, which is why it’s important to dispel any common myths that could be deterring you from making a smart move. At the same time, it’s also important that you have realistic expectations after your new tankless water heater is installed.

Below, you will find information on the four common myths homeowners hear about tankless water heaters. If you want to ask further questions before spending money on a quality tankless water heater, be sure to contact your local licensed plumber for more information.

Tankless water heaters are always easily installed.

If you are installing a gas-fired tankless water heater, keep in mind that your home may not be equipped to handle the high amounts of gas that will need to be supplied to your new appliance. To make the proper adjustments for a tankless water heater, you may have to replace your gas piping, line, and meter with a more appropriate size. These costs must be considered during your decision to install a tankless water heater. After all, water heater replacement is an investment in your home.

Your tankless water heater will be identical to all other models.

Not all tankless water heaters are made equal. This means that before you invest in a tankless water heater system, you’ll want to do your research to make sure you are getting what you want. If you need more information to make a decision, you can always contact a reputable plumbing contractor in your area.

Residential tankless water heaters that are improperly installed may underperform or even become a safety hazard in your home. This is why it’s important to hire a licensed plumber who will safely install your new tankless water heater.

You’ll have instant hot water.

While it is true that your newly installed tankless water heater will only supply hot water as needed, this hot water won’t come any faster than when it went through your old hot water heater. In general, it is the distance from the water heater to the faucet that affects how long you’ll have to wait for hot water.

It will take a few moments for the water to get hot when you turn on sink faucets or shower heads. However, you can be sure that you won’t ever run out of hot water, unlike traditional storage water heaters.

You won’t need permits or inspections.

When you replace your old hot water heater with a tankless water heater, you will have to make sure to schedule the proper inspections and obtain the necessary permits for your area. While each area is different, you can determine if a permit is required by calling your local permitting office. We pull permits for ALL water heater replacements and installations.

Depending on your local jurisdiction and how your tankless water heater was installed, you may be required to obtain permits for gas piping, electrical, and mechanical. It is always important to follow government guidelines in order to keep you and your family safe.

If you are interested in our tankless water heater installation service, please feel free to contact our office at (616) 452-8669. Herrema Plumbing offers a wide range of residential plumbing services to help you get the most out of your plumbing.