One thing many of us take for granted until there is none is hot water. We need it to shower, wash clothes, clean dishes and keep our home and family clean and comfortable. When your hot water heater breaks, consult with our experienced plumbers to discuss your options on whether to replace or repair.
A traditional water heater houses 40 to 50 gallons of water and has a life expectancy of about 10 years. If your hot water heater is nearing its life expectancy, you may want to consider replacing it before you have a problem and end up with 40 gallons of water in your basement.
If you are considering replacing your water heater, we will provide you options and discuss their features based on your needs so that you can make the selection that’s right for you. Options include:
Conventional water heaters
Conventional water heaters come in both natural gas and electric models.
Natural gas water heaters are reliable and recuperate up to 40% percent quicker than electric models. They also have higher efficiency ratings and just as much storage capacity. So it’s possible to meet your water-heating demands with a gas unit that has a smaller storage tank than an electric unit with the same rating.
Electric Water Heaters are an effective and reliable alternative to natural gas if necessary, even though electric costs are higher than gas because electric models are often superior to gas heaters in design, installation, maintenance and service life.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless Water Heaters feature reduced energy costs, longer system life span, and hot water on demand. These water heaters are an energy-efficient, greener option, regardless of where you live. The benefits of tankless water heaters are:
- Heats the water as you need it
- Saves you money on your energy bill
- Takes up less storage space since it does not store water (greatly reduces chance of flooding)
- Reduces the effects of hard water because the water is not stored
- Requires lower maintenance
- Longer life expectancy (nearly twice as long) than the traditional type
Electric Hybrid Water Heaters
Electric Hybrid Water Heaters are electric water heaters with a built-in heat pump. These energy efficient water heaters use less than half the energy of a standard electric storage water heater and can save a four-person household $490 per year in energy bills. Consider this type of water heater when you need to replace your current model and enjoy big savings, a smart investment and a purchase that protects the environment.
Power Vented Water Heaters
A power vent water heater uses a fan or blower to assist in the removal of exhaust gases from the hot water heater. If the water heater is installed in a location that doesn’t have access to a vertical vent or chimney, a power vent water heater may be your only choice. With the use of a fan or blower, exhaust gases can be pushed through horizontal exhaust vent pipes.
Let us help you choose
Whichever type you choose, our experienced plumbers can install your new water heater. They will remove the old unit, perform the professional installation and clean up when they’re finished.