Basement Flooding Problems? You’ll Be Thankful for Tankless!

Baby in a bubble bathNo matter how much we love the home we live in; there is usually some sort of problem that keeps it from being completely perfect. One of the biggest complaints homeowners have – and rightly so – is a basement that’s either too damp or floods on occasion. An unfortunate side effect of a basement prone to flooding is that some appliances – like water heaters – aren’t always safe. You should know, however, that when it comes to hot water heating, you have an option – a tankless water heater.

Tankless water heaters combine energy efficiency and continuous flow hot water capabilities. What makes them so efficient? They only heat water on demand, as opposed to an entire tank at a time. That provides you with an endless source of hot water, while helping you save money on your energy costs by not heating and reheating the full tank of water time and time again. As a result, you won’t have the standby energy costs of a traditional hot water heater, and that can help you save on your energy bills.

What’s more, many of today’s tankless hot water heaters offer convenient controls that make it simple for you to adjust your home’s water temperature. That way, you can change water temperatures for desired home tasks – hotter for dishes, cooler for children’s bath time, and just right for your own relaxing soak in the tub. You’ll easily be able to operate the temperature controls on most tankless hot water heaters, and your installer will be more than happy to show you how.

And, if flooding or even basement floor wetness is a concern, as we mentioned before tankless water heaters are a good solution. They are small, about the size of a medicine cabinet, and can be mounted on the wall. That way, you won’t have to worry about it coming into contact with too much moisture, which can affect an appliance’s electrical function – and can prove hazardous for the homeowner.

Family Danz, who you’ve come to rely on for your home comfort needs, is pleased to offer you plumbing services as well, including the installation, maintenance and repair of hot water heaters. If you’re considering a tankless water heater for your home, give us a call at 518-427-8685. We’ll tell you about the different tankless water heater products and services we offer, and help you find the solution that best suits your needs.