Code Requirements for Going Tankless

Quality standards are my bag, so if you are into it, stay with my blog. I will mention the importance of the concept as reflected in the many international conferences concerning modern-day international trade. I continually wonder why companies do not uniformly hold up such standards and how they manage the challenge.

It is all about customer satisfaction these days and, believe me, it revolves around quality. Every entity that sells a product or service needs to place it on the top of their goal list. Without a happy customer, there is no profit. Yes, we are a profit-motivated era on or offline. Quality is a big buzz word in marketing.

You can’t over-emphasize it or spend too much to ensure it is a priority. Sure, a lot has been written on the subject, but do you pay attention? If you have a business, you will want to stick with this blog. I will decipher all the chatter and make it easy to digest.

Take upgrading your home water heater. You want to get rid of the old tank system with a reliable unit. It must meet the coding requirements for your area and, of course, exude quality. You can’t assume that any model fills the bill. Not all manufacturers are consistent and compliant with regulations because they want to offer a low price. As always, you get what you pay for. Do your research on sites like this.

What are the typical coding requirements for a tankless water heater? These innovative new gadgets are a different animal from the old version as they are more technical. Their construction involves computerization and depends on space saving and quick hot water delivery.

To be a little more specific, most cities and counties in the US, for example, have adopted the 2006, 2009 or 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code. Individual states may have their own of course. Outside North America, the codes vary country to country, but they do share some common concerns.

A tankless water heater should produce enough output for the average family home, even multiple showers in the morning! They should last a longer time and never rust out. That is a major advantage. No pilot light to worry about or gas explosion. These electronic wonders are a boon to modern life.

Top of mind is always safety so that should actually be the number one item in the code requirements. If it doesn’t leak, blow up, or experience undue pressure, what could happen to your tankless water heater? The electronic regular could short out and malfunction, requiring professional repair. You could have a power outage and have to reset the programming.

Some codes specify insulating your unit to increase energy efficiency, something everyone wants. It is all about saving money. This is more of a suggestion, however, than a requirement. Read you local code carefully to be sure you are in compliance and have adopted all recommended safety tips.