4 Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater

Nobody can say that having your tank water heater fail is a good time.  It’s a situation that every homeowner dreads; they come home from work, walk through the door, only to find that the area around your tank water heater is flooded due to a burst.  Not only do you now have to call a plumber to deal with a broken appliance that you use daily, but you have to worry about the damage that the burst and flooded water have caused to your home.

As professional Carrollton plumbers, we at Plumbing Dynamics understand your plight, and are here to show you the advantages of a tankless water heater installation in your home.

Carrollton Tankless Water Heater InstallationTankless water heater Vs. Tank in your Carrollton Home

When making the decision to go with a tankless water heater installation, it is important to understand the basic differences between the traditional appliance and the possible new direction you can go with your home hot water production.

A traditional water heater generally stores around 30 – 50 gallons of water in the tank that is pre-heated and used whenever someone performs a task that requires the use of hot water.  After water is depleted, the tank is re-filled and the process begins all over again.  On the other hand, a tankless water heater obviously does not hold any water in the system itself, but uses home electricity or gas to heat up cool water at the moment of use.

Save Money with Tankless HeaterSaving Money is Always Great

With your tankless water heater installation, be prepared to enjoy the savings that come with ditching your traditional tank of an appliance. One of the advantages of tankless water heaters is that they can last homeowners up to 20 years, and most come with at least a 12-year warranty.  This alone save you money on having to call a plumber because you no longer have the worry of your water heater bursting.

You will also notice reduced heating costs and see monthly savings of up to 40 percent of your gas or electric bill, depending on which source you are using for your heater.  The energy savings is the elimination of the added cost of keeping 40-50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank.  Yes, the cost of installation and the product alone is typically a higher cost than a tank heater, but the long-term savings alone make up for the initial payments.

 

Promote a Green and Clean Carrollton Household

Many homeowners are concerned with the sustainability of their appliances, so utilizing this type of system in the home puts you one step closer to maintaining an eco-friendly home.  Also, without water being stored in a tank days on end, you eliminate the worry of your family using water from a tank that has possibly accumulated rust over the years.

Through the installation of a tankless system, not only are you being eco-friendly, but you will never running out of of hot water, as there is continuous supply of hot water.  This is beneficial for families with teens all showering in the morning, and eliminates the urgency of not be the last one in the shower.  Running out of hot water during showers is a typical reason for customers to reach out to local Carrollton plumbers for tankless installation.

Carrollton Plumbers Perform Tankless Water Heater Installations

The expert plumbers at Plumbing Dynamics are prepared to answer any questions you may have about tankless water heater installation.  We have been serving the Dallas Metroplex for more than 25 years and have experience with all of your plumbing needs.  Contact us today to find out how we can answer any of your plumbing questions.

Ancient Plumbing Systems of Yesteryear

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Since we’re a plumbing company, we’re interested in all things pertaining to what we do, even the historical aspects of it. Crude forms of plumbing have existed for thousands of years and luckily by the time we started our plumbing repair company, plumbing standards had improved greatly. We’re sharing an interesting look back into the history of plumbing through the ages. Some of it might actually surprise you!

The First Known Plumbing System

Most people associate ancient plumbing with the Greeks or Romans, and while they certainly had an impressive infrastructure for plumbing, they weren’t the first to use plumbing systems. Archaeologists believe that the ancient Egyptian ruler Menes, built irrigation systems and canals around 3000 B.C. to supply his kingdom with water. Archaeologists also discovered water pipes in India dating back to the same era. These plumbing advancements were most likely purposed for ensuring a successful crop every year.

Egyptian Plumbing Systems

Fast forward a few years later, Egyptians were installing copper pipes inside the pyramids for dead pharaohs to have irrigation as well as indoor plumbing. It was a commonly held belief by most Egyptians that pharaohs in the afterlife would need those things. Their plumbing systems would have crudely functioned like commercial plumbing systems now.

Underground Plumbing Advancements

Around the year 1500 B.C., the people of Crete invented sewage and drainage systems that were placed underground. This advancement not only provided a way to dispose of unwanted waste, but it also provided a healthier environment for those living at the time. While modern day plumbing services might be horrified at the conditions of the sewer lines and drainage systems, for the time, it was an incredible feat.

Plumbing in Rome

The Roman Empire is well known for it’s plumbing advancements. They built public bath houses, underground sewage systems, aqueducts, and even installed bronze pipes to carry water. Many of these bath houses and even public toilets still exist today. Some homes even had residential plumbing to boast of!

Enjoy Updated Plumbing from Plumbing Dynamics

Luckily for you, plumbing has come a long way since ancient Rome. If you’re building a new home or building, or need plumbing repairs done, get in touch with us! We offer competitive prices with high quality services to all of our customers.

How to Save on Plumbing Remodeling Costs

Planning to remodel the bathroom or kitchen? We all have visions in our heads of remodeling rooms in the house, and these rooms are no exception – we imagine perhaps a new vanity and countertop in the bathroom, a new shower, new lighting, new paint on the walls, a new mirror, maybe even a new toilet.

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Before you get too carried away, however, there is the little matter of cost to think about. According to one source, the average cost to remodel a bathroom today runs almost $16,000. So, if you are still thinking about that remodel, here are a few tips on how to save some money.

You may want to think about hiring a designer or architect to help you. If you need to stick to a budget, they can be a big help. If you work with a professional to come up with a plan for the bathroom or kitchen, you can be reasonably sure that your design, budget and time allotted for the project are on the mark. Hiring a professional probably will end up saving you money overall.

And make sure you have all of your ducks lined up before you begin the actual renovation. That means making decisions about what you want to replace and buying what you need. One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make is buying products during the renovation, which can cause delays and other problems, driving up the price.

  1. Leave the plumbing alone.

In other words, use the piping that you already have. Don’t try to move the toilet or the tub, for example, because that will really drive up the cost. It costs about $5,000 to move just one plumbing fixture.

The same is true for kitchen remodeling – use the piping that you have. Just as with the bathroom, it will run you around $5,000 if you move an appliance like a sink or dishwasher.

  1. Keep the toilet.

Again, replacing an entire toilet can really add up with those installation costs. What you might want to do instead is just replace the seat and the lid, which can really improve the look of your toilet without having to buy a new one.

  1. Look for used items.

You can find some really great fittings, shelving, cabinets, faucets, etc.  if you look hard enough. Check out antique stores, flea markets, resellers, and auctions. You can salvage and redo items such as tubs, light fixtures and even sinks.

If you’re looking to remodel or upgrade your kitchen or bathroom(s), call Plumbing Dynamics: we have a successful track record when it comes to remodeling projects. Give us a call at 214-929-3431.

When a Plumber Does Shoddy Work

It is not always easy to find a good plumber. There are plenty of them listed in the telephone book, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are good.

So, the best way to handle shoddy work is to prevent it from happening in the first place. That means hiring a reputable plumber. [Read more…]

Top 3 Benefits of Using a Professional Plumbing Service

You have a plumbing problem. And you’re thinking that you could save a little money by finding a handyman. Many homeowners believe handyman services that say they can tackle that problem with your malfunctioning toilet or leaky pipes, only to find out later that they should have called a plumber. When your family’s safety and well-being is at stake, you need to call a plumber. Here are a few reasons why. [Read more…]

Letter to a New Homeowner: The 4 Things You MUST Know About Your Home

Dear New Homeowner:

Congratulations on owning your own home! May you have many enjoyable years living in it. Yet as a new homeowner, there are certain things you need to know. One of those things is your plumbing system. Like most of the systems in your home, you probably don’t pay much attention to it until something goes wrong. [Read more…]

Keeping Plumbing Leaks at Bay

The primary cause of plumbing leaks is stress on the pipes. The stress comes from water pressure that is too high inside the pipes, and also from mineral buildup that increases the water pressure. So, it is important to keep an eye on these things because replacing the plumbing in a 1,500-square-foot house can run anywhere from $2,000 to as much as $15,000. [Read more…]

Want Better Plumbing Service? Tips for Working with Your Plumber

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Trends in Plumbing Technology

Technology is advancing rapidly in many different areas, and plumbing is no exception. New plumbing technology focuses on systems that are more environmentally friendly by conserving water, as well as plumbing that is easier to use. [Read more…]

4 Plumbing Resolutions to Make for 2017

As 2017 approaches, many of us start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, things we will do to improve our lives in the upcoming year. So, while you are making those resolutions, don’t forget to throw in a few for your plumbing system as well. Keeping your plumbing system problem free will also help you improve your life. Here are a few resolutions you might want to consider. [Read more…]