Tankless Water Heater Services in DC & MD

Thinking about replacing your old storage tank water heater and upgrading to a more efficient model? You should consider installing a tankless water heater! Tankless water heaters are among the most efficient water heaters available and offer a number of benefits compared to traditional water heaters.

Schedule a consultation for your tankless water heater services in Gaithersburg or the surrounding Montgomery County, MD areas—just give James A. Wheat & Sons a call at 240-399-5051!

What Is a Tankless Water Heater?

The first question most people ask when considering a tankless water heater is: What is a tankless water heater? It’s exactly what it sounds like — a water heater that does not require a storage tank to heat water. Also called demand water heaters, tankless water heaters use gas or electric burners to heat water as it flows past. The result?

  • A nearly unlimited supply of hot water
  • No energy wasted keeping unused water hot
  • Less risk of lime scale buildup on water heater components

Using tankless water heaters also allows you to set your water heater to a slightly lower temperature—since you don’t need to worry about hot and cold water mixing, you don’t need to worry about keeping the water extra hot to compensate!

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Our Tankless Water Heater Services

At James A. Wheat & Sons, we offer the following tankless water heater services:

Tankless Water Heater Installation

If you’re ready to replace your aging storage tank water heater with a brand-new tankless water heater, call James A. Wheat & Sons! Our expert Gaithersburg plumbers can seamlessly hook up your new tankless water heater—you’ll notice the difference immediately!

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Tankless Water Heater Replacement

Tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years—even more if they’re well-maintained! However, all good things must come to an end, so whether your tankless water heater has reached the end of its life or you simply want to upgrade your system, contact James A. Wheat & Sons today.

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Tankless Water Heater Repair

Tankless water heater hit a rough spot? Don’t worry—just call James A. Wheat & Sons! Our tankless water heater experts can quickly diagnose and repair any problems you may have so you don’t ever have to worry about running out of hot water!

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Schedule Your Tankless Water Heater Services Today

At James A. Wheat & Sons, our highly trained and experienced plumbers can help you with all your tankless water heater services, from the initial installation to ongoing maintenance and repairs.

Contact us today to schedule your service call!

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve heard people say tankless water heaters are unreliable. Is this true?

When they were first released, decades ago (tankless water heaters were invented in 1895!), tankless water heaters weren’t as reliable as conventional water heaters. However, continued advances in technology have improved tankless water heaters to the point where they heat water faster, operate more efficiently, and last longer than conventional water heaters!

What size tankless water heater do I need?

It’s hard to say without looking at your home and figuring out how much water you need. You can get a rough estimate of the gallons per minute capacity you’ll need by thinking about how much water you use every day. How long do your showers last? How often do you run the dishwasher or the washing machine? Do you ever need to run both at once? When you have an idea of how much water you use on a daily basis, call Wheat & Sons to start looking at tankless water heaters!

What is the average payback period on a tankless water heater?

While this varies based on the amount of water you use, how hot you like your water, etc., many people recoup the cost of a tankless water heater in about 3–7 years. Considering a well-maintained tankless water heater can last upwards of 20 years or more, your investment will pay you back for years to come!

I’m worried the water from a tankless water heater won’t be hot enough. Is this true?

Tankless water heaters come with a thermostat that allows you to set the temperature of the water to any level you want. Many people set their heaters to 120 degrees – the same temperature as conventional water heaters!

To further improve your energy efficiency, you can actually set your tankless water heater’s thermostat a few degrees lower and still get the same temperatures! Since conventional storage tank water heaters have a lot of water to keep hot, you need to set the thermostat higher to keep temperatures consistent. Tankless water heaters heat water on demand so you don’t need to worry about wasted heat!

What are some of the benefits tankless water heaters offer?

One of the strongest benefits of tankless water heaters (and one people like the most!) is that unlike conventional heaters, tankless water heaters never run out of hot water. You could literally run the water all day and it would stay the same temperature (though we suggest you don’t do this)! Storage tank water heaters have limited capacity – usually between 40-60 gallons. This is water that goes everywhere: dish washing, clothes washing, sinks, showers, etc. Once the tank is empty, it can be hours before you get another hot shower!

Another benefit is that since there’s no stored water, there’s very little risk of leaks (flooding from water heaters is one of the most common homeowner insurance claims!).

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We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Easy
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

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