Tankless Water Heaters

--Understanding When to Choose a Tankless Water Heater and When to Stay with a Classic--

Jun 02, 2010, 14:00 ET from ARS/Rescue Rooter

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- "Going green" is the hottest trend in home renovations, but after fixing leaky pipes and adding low-flow shower heads, many families aren't sure what to do next. One money-saving option is to replace old water heaters with new tankless water heaters – which can be 24% to 34% more energy efficient than tank-style water heaters if your home uses 41 gallons or less of hot water each day.

For consumers considering a tankless water heater, it's important to know that while there are many benefits, they're not for everyone. Which is why ARS/Rescue Rooter®, a privately held, nationwide provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing, is offering homeowners information on the pros and cons of going tankless.


  • Energy efficiency/reducing monthly energy costs
  • Hot water on demand
  • Space saving
  • Opportunity to qualify for a federal tax credit


  • Higher up-front costs than tank-style water heaters
  • One tankless hot water heater may not provide enough hot water for large families performing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • May require changes to current venting and gas lines

For complete information about tankless water heaters, including the pros, cons and potential federal tax credits for their purchase and installation, visit http://www.rescuerooter.com/plumbing-repair/Water-Heater-Selection/Tankless.aspx.

About ARS/Rescue Rooter

ARS and Rescue Rooter are leading brands of American Residential Services L.L.C., providing plumbing, drain cleaning, air conditioning, and heating services across the United States. Based in Memphis, Tenn., American Residential Services L.L.C. has approximately 4,000 employees.

ARS/Rescue Rooter operates a network of more than 60 company operated, locally managed service locations spanning 24 states and the District of Columbia.  United by exceptional service, the ARS/Rescue Rooter Network serves both residential and light commercial customers through a knowledgeable team of trained specialists.  Providing elevated service and ensuring the highest standards of quality, ARS/Rescue Rooter has the experience to do any job right – the first time.

The company is growing nationwide, both naturally and through acquisitions, with recent acquisitions including: Air-Trol Heating and Air Conditioning of Indianapolis; Atlanta-based Universal Heating and Cooling; Heating and Air Conditioning Services of Boston; and 24/7 Service Corporation of Las Vegas, which operates Yes! Air Conditioning, Yes! Plumbing and Sunset Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning.

American Residential Services L.L.C. is owned by CI Capital Partners LLC, Royal Palm Capital Partners Inc., and management.  CI Capital Partners LLC, www.cicapllc.com, is a New York-based private equity firm.  Royal Palm Capital Partners Inc., www.rpcp.com, is a private equity investment and management firm and, through its affiliates, the owner of publicly and privately held companies. 


Elizabeth Young

Director of Marketing and Customer Satisfaction

ARS / Rescue Rooter


(901) 271-9866

SOURCE ARS/Rescue Rooter