Butter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Tankless Water Heaters’

Tank Water Heaters vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, December 25th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

water-heating-systemMost of us are accustomed to traditional tank water heaters in our homes: the tall cylinders that keep water hot inside them for distribution to the various outlets in our home. They’re indispensable to modern life, but they come in models that don’t match the traditional tank model. Tankless water heaters offer a number of advantages over traditional tank water heaters, and while not every home makes a great fit for them, those that do can find the differences amazing. Here’s a little breakdown of how they work. (more…)

Check Your Water Heater for Problems

Monday, March 6th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing


Winters are harsher in Las Vegas, NV than most people realize. Though much warmer in comparison to winter back east, we still get our share of freezing temperatures, and with our dry climate, we experience lots of wear and tear over all parts of our home. This can apply to plumbing systems too, especially appliances like the water heater. (more…)

Tankless Water Heaters are Great for Vacation Homes

Monday, August 8th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Summerlin, NV and other towns in the Las Vegas area base their economy on tourism, as people come from all over the world to enjoy the entertainment we have to offer. That means we have a lot of vacation homes in the area, as well as time shares and similar housing arrangements. A tankless water heater — which eschews the tank in exchange for heating the water as it flows through the pipes — can solve a lot of problems for such homes that traditional tank models can’t. How? Here’s a quick breakdown. (more…)

3 Signs You Need Tankless Water Heater Repair

Monday, October 19th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Your tankless water heater makes a good fit for many Las Vegas, NV homes. It handles periods when you’re away better than traditional tank models do – a good fit or a vacation home – and it can warm your water instantly without fear of running out. It also saves a great deal of energy in the process, translating to lower monthly bills for your household. But like any other system, tankless water heaters run into trouble from time to time, and when they do, you need expert help to make it better. The better you can spot the signs, the more readily you can summon assistance. (more…)

Why Should I Invest in a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

Tankless water heaters serve as an alternative to traditional water heaters: the ones with the big white tank you’re probably familiar with. They offer a number of benefits over older tanked models and if you’re looking to install or replace one that has permanently failed, you might want to consider them as an alternative. They work by using superheating coils, which the water passes through on the way to your faucet. And considering the type of houses we have here in Las Vegas, NV, they can provide you with a number of benefits. “Why should I invest in a tankless water heater?” you ask. Read on for the answers. (more…)

3 Different Types of Water Heater

Monday, June 8th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

If your old water heater has given up the ghost, you might be interested in replacing it with one just like it, and that might be the best option for your household. But it’s not the only one. There are new and different types of water heaters on the market, and if installed properly by a professional, can constitute a marked improvement over the old one. Here are 3 different types of water heater that you should consider for your home: (more…)

How Does a Tankless Water Heater Work?

Monday, April 6th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

The phrase “tankless water heater” may sound like something of an oxymoron (think “jumbo shrimp”), but we can assure you that tankless water heaters can be a great option for your Las Vegas, NV, home. The question many homeowners have is: how do tankless systems work? There’s a reason tankless water heaters are also called heat on-demand, and we’ll explain more about this below. However, for any water heater installation, whether it be a tank water heater or tankless, call the people you can trust for comprehensive water heater services: Butter Plumbing.

Heating On-Demand

Tankless water heaters use a heat exchanger to very quickly heat the cold water for your home. When you open a hot water tap anywhere in your home, a cold water inlet valve opens up and passes water through the heat exchanger. Heat transfers to the water from heated coils, and once the water reaches the pre-set temperature (usually between 90-120 degrees), the water flows into the open tap.

Two Types of Fuels

Tankless water heaters can operate using natural gas (propane) or electricity. It is easier to install electric tankless systems, but you may see somewhat less energy costs using gas. Gas tankless systems are about a third bigger than electric ones, but overall each tankless system is still much smaller than a storage tank system.

Benefits of Using a Tankless Water Heater

There are a number of benefits to installing and using a tankless water heater for your home or business:

  • Endless hot water – because tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand, you don’t have to worry about running out of hot water.
  • Increases energy efficiency – tankless water heaters can help increase energy efficiency in two ways: first, there’s no standby heat loss because there’s no tank and second, the on-demand process means you are only using electricity or gas when heating water.
  • Long lifespan – the average hot water tank has a lifespan of 8-12 years while a tankless system has a lifespan of 20 years.

Want to see if a tankless water heater is a good fit for your home? Call the experts at Butter Plumbing today!