How much does a tankless water heater cost here in Buffalo?

Tankless water heaters are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional “tank” water heaters. Here in Buffalo, more and more homeowners are making the upgrade to tankless—also known as “demand-type”—water heaters. In this article, we’ll review some of the benefits of switching to a tankless system and what the typical cost of a tankless water heater is here in Buffalo and Western New York.

To learn more about getting a new water heater in your home, call us. Our expert plumbers can talk to you about the right water heater for you home and provide you with an estimate on a new tankless unit.

Call Reimer to get an estimate on the cost of a tankless water heater in Buffalo, NY.

A Reimer plumber stands next to a newly installed demand-type water heater here in Buffalo, NY.

What are the benefits of a tankless water heater?

Energy-Efficiency

For one, demand-type water heaters are more energy-efficient than standard water heaters. In either a gas or electric configuration, a tankless system is going to use far less energy than other water heaters. Unlike a water heater with a tank that needs to consistently keep a reserve of water heated, tankless systems heat water as it’s needed at the faucet or tap. According to data from the U.S. Department of Energy, a gas tankless system can save you more than $100 every year, while an electric model can save you more than $44 per year.

Convenience

Unlike standard water heaters that heat a reserve of water all at once and then distribute it to the tap / faucet, tankless water heaters heat water for your home’s shower, dishwasher, and sink as it’s needed. This means that demand-type systems can distribute a virtually endless supply of hot water. No more running out of hot water on a busy morning in your home.

Longevity

Here’s another area where you’ll save money. Tankless systems have a lifespan that is, in many cases, twice as long as that of a standard water heater. This means that you can often get 20 years out of a tankless system, during which time you would have had to replace a standard unit twice.

How much does a tankless water heater cost here in Buffalo?

Generally speaking, tankless water heaters are more expensive than standard tank water heaters. Depending on the type (gas or electric), the make and model, and the size, demand-type systems range anywhere from $1,000 – $3,000. You’ll also want to factor in protection plans, the cost of ongoing maintenance, and professional installation from the plumbing pros here at Reimer.

However, that higher cost might not be a dealbreaker. After all, consider this: you’ll save on your monthly energy bills moving forward and you’ll get twice the lifespan out of the system. Plus, in many cases, upgrading to a tankless water heater can be a boon to your home’s value and to the curb appeal of the house.

Talk to the Reimer team

There are many individualized factors that can cause the cost of a tankless water heater to vary. Our advice? Call us to talk about your options and to get an estimate on a new water heater.

Here’s why your air conditioner might not be cooling your home

Warm summer weather isn’t that far away. If you don’t have a working air conditioner, the rising temperatures are going to make your home uncomfortable. At Reimer, we offer HVAC repair services here in Buffalo, NY. Give us a call with any of your AC repair needs, and we’ll have one of our experienced techs come out and help get your system running again.

In this article, we’ll review some common reasons your air conditioner might not be working or not working right, and what you need to know about each.

For HVAC repair services in Buffalo, call Reimer this summer!Common signs you need HVAC repair services this summer

#1. It’s low on refrigerant

From time-to-time, air conditioners can lose refrigerant. This is not a common occurrence, since the refrigerant exists in a closed-loop system. However, leaks can sometimes develop where small amounts of refrigerant are lost at a time.

This may also be the case if the refrigerant contacts moisture, which could cause it to freeze. When the line becomes frozen, the blockage prevents the cool air from reaching inside.

A spring air conditioning tune-up can address issues with refrigerant levels in your air conditioner.

#2. It’s not connected to the thermostat

Another common air conditioning problem is the thermostat. Luckily, a lot of thermostat issues are simply being set to the wrong settings. Most panels have an “auto” and an “on” section for the unit.

The best setting is “auto,” which allows your air conditioner to kick on and off according to the room temperature. If you’ve accidentally set yours to “on,” you’ll notice it runs continuously, regardless of room temperature. Only use the “on” setting if you have a filtration system installed in your HVAC unit.

#3. There might be a mechanical issue

Sometimes the problem is a larger one, such as the condenser coils or the ductwork. Stalled coils prevent your unit from blowing cool air but won’t stop it completely. This means you’ll assume it’s running properly even if it isn’t.

If the ductwork is the issue, you’ll need a professional. He or she will need to search the ducts for cracks, bends or blockages that make it too hard for the cool air to reach the inside of your home.

Call Reimer for HVAC repair services today!

If your air conditioner has stopped working this spring, have Reimer get it back up-and-running before summer temperatures arrive. Contact us today to schedule your AC repair or AC tune-up service here in Buffalo and Western New York.