Water heaters are an essential component of our everyday comfort. If you need to replace your water heater, the number of options available can be a bit daunting. Have no fear, Air & Energy plumbing experts are happy to help you determine which type of water heater is right for your home and your family’s needs. We’ll walk you through factors like cost, space limitations, capacity and energy efficiency. If your water heater seems broken and simply requires repair, we can help to fix that too!
What Will I Do With My Old Water Heater?
After your new water heater is installed, there is no use for your old one! Air & Energy will take care of the removal of your old equipment by taking it off of your property and recycling it! So don’t worry, you won’t have an old unit simply lying around your house after your new one is installed.
Types of Water Heaters
The type of water heater you install in your home depends on a couple of factors such as size, placement and whether or not you are installing using natural gas. Below is some information that may help you in the decision process. If you have any questions, our team at Air & Energy is here to help! We install quality brands, including Rheem, Navien, and Stiebel Eltron.
We Install: Rheem Tanked Water Heaters
Conventional water heaters include storage tanks, and they’re the most common type of water heater on the market.
The insulated tank heats and stores water until you need it, and it includes a temperature and pressure relief valve.
You can use gas or electricity to power conventional water heater units. Natural gas water heaters consume less energy and cost less to operate, but electric water heaters are easier to install and come with a lower price tag.
They both last between 10 and 15 years.
Tankless systems are typically considered to be more energy efficient because they heat water only as it is needed. When the tap is turned on, the heater immediately begins to generate and supply hot water.
Tankless heaters usually require far less space and can be installed on a wall. However, they may require larger gas lines, special venting and/or additional electric circuits that will add to the upfront installation costs.
However, a tankless water heater has a life expectancy of 15-20 years and may reduce water heating bills by as much as 30 percent.