Conventional Water Heater Services
Hot water is a modern-day convenience that most of us use without giving it a second thought – until we don’t have it. Residential water heaters make it possible to shower, cook, wash clothes, run dishwashers, and more. When your water heater no longer works well, it time to consider water heater maintenance, repair or replacement. With so many different types of water heaters available – electric, gas-powered, a conventional water heater, tankless, solar-powered, etc., – making a selection is overwhelming. If you’ve determined you need to replace your water heater, here are some tips from Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter for finding a replacement that exceeds your expectations.
Conventional Water Heater
This is the most popular type of water heater found in the majority of homes throughout Southern California. Electricity and gas power heats water and stores it in an insulated tank. It is equipped with a temperature and pressure relief valve for safety to keep the tank from exploding when the temperature exceeds 210 degrees or the pressure exceeds 150 pounds per square inch.
The average water heater warranty lasts 3-12 years. Want a longer warranty? Then opt for a more expensive model with greater insulation to prevent excess heat loss. Models that carry long warranties tend to have heavy-duty elements and other features that speed up water heating. Therefore, if you have the budget, consider a water heater with a longer warranty.
Which better for energy consumption? Homeowners appreciate gas water heater technology because it generally costs less to operate and uses less energy – an environmental plus. Gas water heaters fueled by propane, natural gas, or oil, depending on your gas source. However, conventional water heaters, no matter how their powered continuously heat water held in the tank. This creates a huge draw on energy. You can reduce energy consumption by adjusting the heater’s temperature, taking fewer or shorter showers, and using cold water.
Another option for reducing energy costs is to prevent as much heat loss as possible. Not all insulated water heaters do a great job of keeping heat in. When shopping for a new water heater, call Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter before you visit the appliance store. We have suggestions for purchasing heaters with the lowest heat loss. In addition, consider buying a water heater blanket. This product offers additional heat protection.
Tankless Water Heating Options
For homeowners concerned about wasted energy, a tankless water heater offers the best option. Years ago, these products were more expensive and not ideal for people looking for a budget water heater. Today, tankless water heaters prove more affordable and the only heaters that eliminate standby heat loss.
Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter is here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So, whether you need repairs or a replacement water heater, we have solutions. Call or schedule a service with one of our top-rated plumbers today. We help you find the best replacement model that fits your budget and household size.