Expert Water Heater Installation & Maintenance in DFW & Arlington
Arlington TX Water Heater Specialists
At Metro Express Service in Arlington TX, our local technicians are skilled and experienced in options for both conventional and tankless water heaters, so we can work to achieve conformity to the lifestyle and needs of your home and family. If you are limited in options for installation, we can provide effective repairs, as well as replacement of conventional models. We can even offer assistance in assessing the efficiency of units and the size and style best suited for your application. If you wish to upgrade to the more efficient tankless system, our technicians are also trained to repair and install these types of units.
Tankless Water Heaters
Also known as inline, continuous, instantaneous, or on-demand, tankless water heaters are a perfect alternative for conventional tank heaters, using less energy and, with proper installation, providing endless supplies of hot water without any waste.
Water is heated on demand rather than being kept hot in a reserve, as with traditional water heaters. These have no storage tank and no pilot light or constant fueling. This means there is less energy used by tankless water heaters, which in turn, leads to lower energy bills for you and less of a footprint on the environment.
How Tankless Water Heaters Work
Instead of retaining a constant supply of hot water in a tank that must use fuel to keep warm, tankless water heaters contain an internal heating element. Water is passed through when you need hot water, therefore only heating water on demand.
Tankless water heaters can be operated by electricity or with natural gas or propane, which means they are just as versatile with fuel supplies as conventional water heaters. They also offer greater diversity in location options because they are smaller and do not have storage tanks. Therefore, they can be placed at the source of your hot water needs.
Because of the lower energy usage, tankless water heaters have an energy efficiency rating of nearly 99%.
Most tankless water heaters are whole-house systems, supplying hot water for all appliances within the home. Point-of-use tankless water heaters are smaller and can be stowed under sinks and other easily accessible areas where hot water is commonly used.
Point-of-use tankless water heaters provide hot water for a specific location versus the whole house and can be used to save an even greater amount of energy than centrally located tankless water heater systems. They are often used in combination with central water heaters.
Conventional Water Heaters
Metro Express Service also offers a number of options for greater energy efficiency while sticking with standard tank water heaters. To determine if replacement or repair of your existing conventional water heater is needed, ask a few questions.
What is the average lifespan of a gas water heater?
Most gas water heaters have a lifespan of about 9 years, though it may range from 5-14 years.
How are FHR and Therms used to compare the efficiency of water heaters?
The first hour rating (FHR) is the number of gallons per hour of hot water. Therms detail the gas consumption of water heaters. Compare the energy factor on the energy guide label. FHR and Therms are not sufficient ratings for calculation of energy factors when shopping for hot water heaters. Be sure your comparison is between water heaters of equal capacity and FHR.
Are my demands for hot water currently being met?
If you are running out of water or the water isnt heated to your desired temperature, your existing water heater may be too small to meet your needs, or it could mean the tank or some other part of the hot water heater needs repairs. Often, if your conventional water heater is more than 10 years old, it is time to replace the entire unit with a more efficient system.
Metro Express Service offers both repair and replacement of existing water heaters, both traditional and tankless, and we also provide regular maintenance to help extend the life of your water heater unit. We can also help with new installation of water heaters. Call our expert technicians today for inspection and service of your water heater.