Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tankless Water Heaters’

Are There Drawbacks to Tankless Water Heaters?

Monday, November 13th, 2023

If you’re considering getting a new water heater, then you have probably heard about the many benefits of replacing an old storage tank water heater with a tankless model. Tankless water heaters have several excellent advantages that appeal to customers, including:

  • Unlimited hot water
  • Lower energy consumption
  • Longer lifespans
  • Small size

However, we want to stress that—as with HVAC systems—there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” water heater for a house. Tankless water heaters are excellent systems, but they may not be the system for your household’s specific requirements.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater a Good Idea for My House?

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

tankless-water-heaterYou may have heard about the tankless water heater as a replacement option for the standard storage tank water heater. A tankless water heater applies heat to the water that passes through its heat exchanger, so it heats up water whenever there’s a demand for it. When a hot water tap comes on, water starts to flow through the heat exchanger, which activates it and turns on the gas jets. The heat only remains on when the water is moving, and shuts off when the demand stops. There’s no need to store the water at any point.

The tankless water heater offers several excellent benefits compared to the traditional tank water heater. Just listing those may make it sound like a tankless water heater is automatically the better option:

  • Higher energy efficiency
  • Longer system life
  • Won’t run out of hot water
  • Small size

But we recommend you look before you leap! If you are getting ready to replace your old water heater, it is best to call on our professionals for the job. They’ll help you select the ideal system to meet your needs and your budget.

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Replacing Your Water Heater: When to Do It and How You’ll Benefit

Monday, January 30th, 2017

hot-water-from-showerheadNo heating system in a home lasts forever. This doesn’t just mean the furnace that provides warmth to the air in your house. It also means the heater that warms up the water your family uses every day for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and other tasks.

It’s important to watch out for signs that your home’s water heater needs to be replaced. You can depend on us for excellent water heater services in Chowchilla, CA or elsewhere in the Central Valley when the time comes for a new water heater installation.

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Some of the Big Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

During the fall is a good time to have new equipment installed in your home. We often talk about how important it is to make sure that you have a quality heating system for the coming winter, and to arrange for a replacement if your current system is aging or no longer capable of keeping up with your comfort demands. But there’s another type of installation we handle that you might wish to consider for the fall: tankless water heaters.

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3 Reasons to Consider Tankless Water Heater Installation

Monday, September 21st, 2015

For many decades, there was only one basic type of water heater available for homes: the storage tank water heater. This is the kind of water heater that is familiar to most people. Although a tank water heaters is still an effective way to provide a household with sufficient hot water for its needs, it is no longer the only option. If you are considering new installation for a water heater, you might want to take a look at getting a tankless water heater.

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What Are My Water Heater Options?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Old water heater

Water heater replacement job in Fresno

Even though it is summer and our daytime temperatures are around 100 degrees, running out of hot water because of a water heater malfunction is still something no one wants to deal with. If you’ve had to do a lot of recent repairs on your water heater just to keep it operating, it may be time to consider the purchase of a new one. The good news is that there are several options available for homeowners when it comes to purchasing new water heaters in Fresno, so replacing an old water heater may actually be better for your home. And remember: it’s best to have a professional company like Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning install your water heater to ensure that it goes in correctly.

Types of Water Heater Upgrades Available

There are several types of water heaters currently on the market:

Conventional Water Heaters

Conventional water heaters have been the norm for many years, and still remain a very popular choice among homeowners. Conventional water heaters are cylindrical-shaped storage tanks that heat and hold water for usage in your home. These types of water heaters come in different capacity sizes to accommodate a range of properties, holding anywhere from 20 to 80 gallons of water at a time. Different fuel types can heat the water, including electricity, natural gas and oil. While great strides have been made to increase energy efficiency with this type of water heater, it still may not be as energy efficient as others on the market, and the average lifespan is 10 to 12 years.

Tankless water heater

Upgraded to a tankless water heater

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters have become very popular over the last few years, and for some very good reasons. One of the main appeals of tankless water heaters is that they heat water on demand; this means there is an endless supply of hot water for your property. Secondly, as the name indicates, there is no need for a storage tank to hold the hot water. With a tankless system, the hot water is heated directly when the hot water tap is turned on; the cold water is instantly heated by a heating element that uses either natural gas or electricity. This feature makes tankless hot water heaters very energy efficient.

One of the main drawbacks to tankless water heaters is that the flow rate of the water is typically lower than that of a conventional water heater. A second drawback can be the initial cost, but on average, tankless water heaters last longer than conventional ones and they can save money on a monthly basis through utility bills.

Heat Pump Water Heaters

Heat pump technology can be used for a wide range of household appliances, which is one of the reasons we like them so much here at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. Using the same type of process for heating and cooling your home, a heat pump water heater removes the heat from around its space to heat the water in your home. Storage tanks are used with this system, and can store up to 50 gallons of heated water. Heat pump water heaters are recommended for geographic areas that don’t get colder than 40 degrees, and they require at least 1,000 cubic feet of surrounding air space, (approximately a 10-foot x 10-foot x 10-foot room) for installation.

Is it Time for a New Water Heater? Call Us Today!

Since 1952, Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning has been helping customers with their water heaters in Fresno. If it’s time for a new water heater in your home, call the people you can trust: Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning.


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Tankless Water Heater Special

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

NPE Tankless waterheater

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning has a limited time special offer of $300 off the installation of a new tankless water heater system.  Tankless water heaters are an energy efficient way to heat the water in your home only when it is needed.

  • Never Run out of hot water again
  • Energy Efficient
  • Constant stream of fresh clean water
  • Space saving equipment
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Enjoy monthly energy savings

Call us today to take advantage of the special offer or schedule an appointment online.


This offer is for a Navien brand tankless water heater. Limited time offer. Not valid with any other offer independent. 


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