Traditional water heaters are large and store a great deal of water at any time, with a common standard being fifty gallon tank options. While these water heaters are not a bad option for many homes and businesses in Bonney Lake, and having a large tank can have its advantages in some scenarios, it can take a long time for them to heat up water if they run out, and they can be wasteful of energy if the water they heat up isn’t used. Thankfully, there’s a second option nowadays that may be a better fit for many homeowners and business owners in Pierce County: tankless water heaters. These electric or natural gas powered heaters are typically very fast at heating up water, and only heat it when you turn on your bath, shower, dishwasher or sink meaning that less energy is used. They are also typically smaller and take up much less space in your home, meaning that they are a great option for smaller spaces and homes that are short on square footage. This means that tankless water heaters may be the superior option for you, but we at Pristine Plumbing would be happy to recommend the best choice and brand for your home and install it for you, whether you need us to buy and bring the heater or if you are considering purchasing one now and having it installed later. 

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Electric Tankless Water Heater Bonney Lake

If you have a water heater that is working fine or only needs some minor repairs or adjustments, you may not need to upgrade to a tankless water heater right now. We can help with maintenance and repair for your existing water heater whether it’s electric, or natural gas powered. That said, if you have a water heater that has failed completely and are considering purchasing a brand new one, we believe that for many homeowners a tankless option will be superior to more traditional options. Not only are they generally more efficient and save space compared to large water heaters with tanks, but also can be safer due to there being no risk of the tank rupturing or leaking.

Tankless Gas Water Heater Bonney Lake

Obviously if a 50 gallon tank is damaged and leaks into your floor, that’s a significant amount of water flowing into your garage or wherever the heater is set up which at minimum can cause a lot of water damage, and at worst can cause significant injury if someone happens to be in the garage and near the water heater when hot water spills out suddenly. Finally, water heaters need to be mounted properly to the wall or otherwise for safety in the event of an earthquake. Item 507.2 in the Seattle Plumbing Code states that water heaters must be properly strapped and secured, to resist horizontal displacement in case an earthquake occurs If this has been done correclty there should be nothing to worry about whether the heater has a tank or is the tankless style, but it’s safe to say that in the event that a 50 gallon tank water heater is installed improperly or damaged in an earthquake or knocked over that will be more likely to cause damage in your home than a small, tankless one. This is a service we always provide to ensure that your water heater, no matter which style, is properly mounted and secured, and we recommend checking if you aren’t sure if your current heater was installed properly.

Call us today for answers to your water heater questions, and to schedule your tankless water heater installation if you’d like to upgrade!