Do You Need a Tankless Water Heater?

Do You Need a Tankless Water Heater?

  • Plumbing
  • Water Heaters
tankless water heater installation by McHales in Bucks County, PA

Tankless Water Heater Installation

Your Go-To Bucks County Plumber

Do you need a new water heater? If you’re looking to upgrade to a newer model, you may want to consider switching to tankless. Not only is it energy efficient, it allows you to have hot water whenever you need it. Here’s what you need to know about investing in a tankless water heater.

Benefits of Switching to a Tankless Water Heater

  1. You’ll have an endless supply of hot water. If you’ve ever planned on taking a long, hot bath after work only to find out that all the hot water has been used up, then you know how frustrating a storage tank water heater can be. Conventional models store hot water in a tank — but when that water runs out, you have to wait until the tank is full and all the water is heated before you’ll have hot water again. With a tankless water heater, the water is run over a heating element as soon as hot water is demanded at the point of use. That means you’ll never have to wait for hot water again — and the water won’t turn cold in the middle of a shower, either.
  2. The appliance has a longer lifespan. A storage tank water heater has an approximate lifespan of between 12 and 15 years. A tankless model, however, has a lifespan of around 20 years, so your investment lasts much longer.
  3. An on-demand water heater requires less maintenance. A storage tank water heater requires considerable maintenance. In addition to scheduling annual tune-ups, you need to regularly perform maintenance yourself. Part of this maintenance involves flushing out the tank, which can be a lengthy job. A tankless water heater still requires maintenance, but far less. You might have to clean it once or twice a year yourself, but the main thing is to schedule annual maintenance by a professional plumber who can keep the appliance clean and in good working order.
  4. There’s no risk of water damage. It’s also important to note that with a tankless water heater, you don’t run the same risk of water damage as with a storage tank model. If a storage tank model leaks, it needs to be replaced, which is a significant cost. Plus, the resulting water damage can lead to thousands of dollars of repairs to your home.
  5. A tankless model is more energy-efficient. Because a tankless water heater doesn’t have to keep a full tank of water heated, it consumes far less energy than a tankless model. That means you’ll reduce your carbon footprint.
  6. Your energy bills will go down. Since a tankless water heater consumes less energy than a conventional one, you’ll notice that your energy bills will be lower at the end of each month.

To learn more about tankless water heating services in Bucks County, or to schedule a consultation, call McHale’s today!

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Electrical Upgrades to Consider in Your Bucks County Home

Electrical Upgrades to Consider in Your Bucks County Home

  • Electrical
Electrical Upgrades by McHales in Levittown, PA

Spring Has Sprung in Bucks County, PA!

Do You Need Electrical Upgrades in Your Home?

How is your homes electrical system working? Is it time for some upgrades? While you’re spring cleaning, don’t forget to show your electrical system some love! Here are a few upgrades to consider:

  1. Wiring. Outdated wiring is much worse than fumbling with an outlet or making the occasional trip to the circuit breaker. If your home’s wiring is old, it puts you at risk of an electrical house fire. Old, outdated wiring is prone to overheat when overloaded. Your wiring is also located between your walls and insulation, and any damaged or exposed wiring can result in starting a fire when in contact with the insulation. 
  2. Electrical Panel. Whether your home is in need of rewiring services, there is still the issue of your electrical panel. An outdated electrical panel is just as problematic as outdated wiring, as it can’t handle your home’s current electrical load. Updating your home’s electrical panel also spares you the risk of a house fire, and can even help you save money your electric bills.
  3. urge Protectors. Whether your home already has surge protectors, or needs them, updating your home’s surge protection is always a good idea. Power surges can be a common electrical problem, but some of them can wind up devastating your sensitive electronics. Surge protectors aren’t built to last forever, and usually after one nasty power surge, it’s time for a new one. Upgrading your home’s surge protection ensures that your sensitive electronics, such as your computers and entertainment systems, won’t be fried during a power surge.
  4. Energy efficient appliances. If you decided to upgrade your home’s electrical system, upgrading your current appliances can help. Major appliances such as your HVAC system and water heater, can eat up a lot of electricity and make for costly utility bills. Upgrading to energy efficient models can not only help cut costs but take a lesser load on your electrical system.
  5. Generator Installation. It’s best to be prepared for a major power outage, especially if you live somewhere prone to power outages. Installing a standby generator prevents most problems that can happen from a lack of power such as throwing out a fridge full of food, thawing frozen pipes, clearing a flooded basement, or replacing damaged appliances from a power surge.

Why Choose McHales?

Our licensed and experienced electricians are ready to solve any emergency electrical repair that your home faces. When you’re experiencing electrical issues in your Bucks County home, give us a call. Every moment counts when it comes to electrical issues! Whether you need repair, maintenance, or replacement, McHales has you covered! 

Call McHales today to schedule your electrical service! 

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