Barrington, Illinois – The Three Reason Why You Will Be GOING TANKLESS

Are You Really GOING TANKLESS…


Barrington, Illinois – Fox Valley Plumbing and Backflow offers commercial and residential installation, maintenance and repairs of tankless water heaters of all kinds.

With our necessary certifications, license and training our job is to assure are customers are treated in a professional and knowledgable manner

In 2018 the trend in the market say’s tankless water heaters are preferred over traditional water heaters.

There are three reasons why the popularity of tankless water heaters are growing. One, tankless water heaters save space as they are wall-mounted and do not require large storage tanks. Two, they have greater energy efficiency as they avoid the need to heat and reheat water in a storage tank. Three, they have an increased life of nearly 15 – 20 years.

Fox Valley Plumbing and Backflow has an experienced and skilled team that service all models of tankless water heaters.

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You have a few options when it comes to choosing a tankless hot water heater.

Option #1 Non-Condensing Tankless Water Heaters

Non-condensing tankless water heaters – these heaters much like a condensing tankless water heater the non-condensing tankless water heaters will push the exhaust gases out a vent to the outside.

They will cool outside the unit. These gases are around 300 degrees and need special materials for the venting to withstand the temperatures and not corrode which usually prove to be very expensive.

Option #2 Condensing Tankless Water Heaters

Condensing tankless water heaters – these water heaters extract heat from exhaust gases through different means and produce cooler gases around 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

These cooling gases produce condensation inside the unit.

The efficiency of the unit goes up because you can use cheaper ventilation materials as the gases are cooler.

By capturing the residual exhaust heat to heat the water, the unit has achieved a higher efficiency. There are factors that need to be taken into account with this unit as it may not always condensate.

Surrounding air temperature and air humidity can affect condensation. Since the exhaust gases have cooled inside the unit, the condensation is now inside the unit as well.

This is where the heat exchanger comes into play.

This part must be made of better materials to withstand the corrosive nature of the gases.

These are usually made of stainless steel alloy.

The collected condensation needs to be fully neutralized before it can be drained outside. This is usually done by special fertilization or dilution.

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Option #3 Hybrid Tankless Water Heaters

Hybrid tankless water heaters – these water heaters fill that gap by combining the higher hot water output of a tank heater with the endless heating capacity of a tankless.

And in recent years, manufacturers have introduced different variations on the theme.

What the hybrids have in common, though, is that unlike tankless heaters, they use the same gas and venting hookups as a conventional tanks.

Some hybrid tankless water heaters have been known to pump out upwards of 180 gallons an hour. That’s a lot of hot water!

If you require any assistance in selecting and finalizing the tankless water heater that best suits your needs or want to know more about your options, contact our customer service staff, they will take pleasure in guiding you.

Fox Valley Plumbing and Backflow provides installation and repair services most top brands. Our team is capable of handling most service request with various tankless water heater brands and models.

Need to arrange for a repair, installation or need assistance in choosing a tankless water heater, Fox valley Plumbing and Backflow is just a call away.

You can call our main customer service number located in the top right corner of this webpage.

You can also contact us by filling out the online request form available to the right of this page.

Provide us with your name, email, contact number, model number, zip code, and problem description and you will have our technician call back directly ASAP.

Customer satisfaction is our topmost priority, and we ensure you receive second to none service. Quality satisfaction guaranteed…

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