Tax Credits About to Expire, Is it time to Switch to a Tankless Water Heater?

Many homeowners are switching to environmentally-friendly tankless water heaters before the 2010 tax credits of up to $1,500 expire at the end of the year. Best Plumbing of San Rafael, a leader in tankless water heater installations, announces a new service designed to help Bay Area homeowners decide whether to make the switch now.
UPDATE: Jump to 2011 Tax Credit.

San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) October 3, 2010

With only three months remaining to take advantage of Energy Star 30% tax credits up to $1,500 on certain tankless water heater installations, many homeowners are going tankless. Tankless water heaters use less resources and lower monthly energy bills. Tankless water heaters also offer an endless supply of hot water for large families and take up less space than tank-style heaters.

“Homeowners make the switch for many reasons, like the need for more hot water on demand and because tankless water heaters are better for the environment,” said John Gallagher, owner of Best Plumbing Inc. in San Rafael. “I give my clients all the facts, so they can make the right choice for their situation.”

Tankless water heaters are considered a “green” alternative to traditional tank-style water heaters. They are up to 95% energy efficient, use up to 50% less energy, conserve water, and produce less carbon dioxide than traditional water heaters. Some models are even made from 95% recyclable materials.

Tankless water heater installations may require an upgrade to existing natural gas line, as well as special venting or electric service. That may increase costs and make converting when a homeowner’s heater fails problematic, so many homeowners consider converting before they need a replacement.

“Before you decide, it is best to have a professional come to your home to determine the optimal system for your home, confirm whether your existing natural gas line and electrical service is adequate, identify how the combustion gases will be vented, look at alternative energy-efficient options, and give you quotes so that you can make an informed decision,” said Gallagher.

For more information about tankless water heaters and a professional evaluation, contact plumber John Gallagher at (415) 263-9895 or visit online at

About Best Plumbing Inc.

Best Plumbing is a full service plumber specializing in Rinnai, Noritz, & Takagi tankless water heater installations and affordable, high quality new and remodel construction plumbing, fixture and pipe replacement, and plumbing repair services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Owner John Gallagher, who has installed tankless water heaters for more than a decade, ensures every customer receives professional, timely service. All work is guaranteed.

Best Plumbing Inc. serves the San Francisco Bay Area communities of Albany, Belvedere, Berkeley, Bolinas, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fairfax, Inverness, Kentfield, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Oakland, Petaluma, Novato, Richmond, Ross, Sausalito, San Francisco, San Rafael, Stinson Beach, and Tiburon.

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