There are roughly a dozen manufacturers of tankless water heaters for the home. Each of these makers offers a great product, with advanced features and unsurpassed efficiency. With the desire for tankless water heaters continuing to expand, more established manufacturers are getting into the game. However, the Bradford White Corporation is no “Johnny Come Lately” to the plumbing industry, with a history that dates to 1881.
Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning wants to help our customers narrow down their choices when it’s time to replace your water heater. By posting these brand information pages, we hope to highlight the standard features of each brand and concentrate on what makes each brand unique.
Our goal is to provide the customer with this information to not sway you into purchasing one brand of tankless water heater over another. Instead, Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning wants our customers to be aware of all the options currently available, allowing them to make their own informed choices. Once you’ve made your choice, remember that Nick’s can install any tankless water heater in your home, regardless of whether you purchased it from us.
A Quick Bradford White History
Bradford White was founded 140 years ago and is currently headquartered in Ambler, PA, with factories in Michigan and New Hampshire and a massive product distribution center in Ontario, Canada. They offer a full line of residential, commercial, and industrial products encompassing water heating, space heating, and combination heating and storage applications. Several other brands fall under the Bradford White umbrella, including Laars Heating Systems Co. and Niles Steel Tank.
Bradford White has a reputation for embracing new, proven technology to consistently provide better safety, reliability, efficiency, and performance. Their reach across several brands takes their research and development of various commercial space heating and radiant floor heating systems.
Bradford White water heaters cannot be found in your local big-box home improvement store. In fact, unless you’re a licensed plumber, you can’t buy a Bradford White water heater. Bradford White has a business model wherein they do not sell their appliances directly to end-user customers. While it may sound like a strange business model, the reason for it is that Bradford White wants to ensure that every one of their products is correctly sized for your home and is professionally installed. This practice results in years of safe and worry-free performance from any of their products.
Bradford White Is the Smarter Way to Go Tankless!
Bradford White’s high-efficiency Infiniti® K-Series tankless water heaters provide your family with an endless supply of hot water. If you have an average-sized family, you’ve probably “run out of hot water” on more than one occasion. Tank-type water heaters can only hold so much water, and when that supply is gone, your shower is about to get a lot cooler. The Infiniti® K-Series from Bradford White heats your water as it flows in from your home’s cold water supply line. The cold water is run across a series of heat elements, powered by electricity or gas, to deliver an on-demand, endless hot water supply.
Key Features of Bradford White Infiniti® Tankless Water Heaters.
- SRT™: Scale Reduction Technology
All Infiniti® Series tankless water heaters are engineered with SRT™ Scale Reduction Technology that automatically reduces scale buildup, improving performance and efficiency, and reducing the need for water heater maintenance service calls.
- Steadiset® Technology
Steadiset® Technology allows your Bradford White Infiniti® tankless water heater to maintain a consistent temperature of your hot water at every faucet, showerhead, and bathtub. Most tankless water heaters employ an internal “buffer” tank that stores a small amount of heated water for instant hot water. Without the buffer tank, the Infiniti® line of tankless water heaters can provide instant hot water without wasting the energy required to keep a tank warm.
- Saves Space
Infiniti® tankless water heaters by Bradford White are much smaller than your current tank-type unit, generally taking about 90% less overall space. Tankless water heaters can be installed indoors, using the existing electric and gas connections, or outdoors with an inexpensive retrofit kit.
Tankless water heaters of any brand have an expected lifespan of more than twenty years, and Bradford White offers a six-year standard warranty on their units. An upgrade to a ten-year warranty is available at an additional cost. While tankless water heaters are relatively maintenance-free, problems can creep up, and you may need to call in a professional. Plumbers love to work on Bradford White products because they know that the appliance was installed by a licensed and experienced professional, so any issue is likely to be with the device, not caused by a shoddy install.
Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning is proud to offer our customers Bradford White tankless and tank-type water heaters. Nick’s has been installing water heaters since 1979, and we pride ourselves on our consistent 5-star rating online by offering only the best products the industry has to offer, along with expert installation and service.
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