If you’ve ever taken a cold shower, you know a good water heater may be the least appreciated fixture in your home. Whether you’re in need of water heater repairs or looking to install a new unit, Home Choice takes nothing for granted and will work with you on the best solution for your family.
Water Heater Repairs
Ideally, water heaters are out of sight and out of mind. But when a problem with your unit arises, it can become an immediate priority. Signs that you may need to invest in some water heater repairs include:
- Cold water from your hot water taps
- Rust-colored water
- Banging noises
- A limited supply of hot water
- Water on the floor around your unit
Water heaters generally last about 10 years, though regular maintenance, water quality and other factors can affect their lifespans. If you’re unsure if you need water heater repairs or if it’s time to purchase a new unit, schedule an appointment with one of our experts before making any costly decisions.
Tankless or Traditional?
If you’re eyeing your next water heater installation, your options may have changed since you were last in the market. Tankless water heater technology has come a long way and may be the right choice for your home.
Traditional water heaters store a large supply of water—40 gallons or more in most cases—in an insulated tank. The tank continuously heats the water to a preset temperature, providing your home with hot water at a moment’s notice.
The downside comes in higher heating expenses. The tank constantly keeps the water warm, which means it’s constantly draining energy. You pay for that in your electric or natural gas bill.
Tankless models, on the other hand, only heat the water as needed. When someone turns on a hot faucet, cold water flows through the unit and is instantly heated. Tankless water heater installation costs are generally higher than traditional models, but they typically last longer and use less energy.
Tankless water heaters may also be a good fit if your home is tight on space. A hot water tank is roughly the size of an adult and requires at least a closet’s worth of space. Most tankless systems, on the other hand, are the size of a suitcase and are attached to a wall.
There are tradeoffs with using a tankless model, however. A tankless system provides between 2 and 5 gallons of hot water a minute, depending on the model. But if you’re using multiple appliances at once—say, running the dishwasher and the washing machine at the same time—that may not be enough to meet demand.
When you turn on your hot water faucet, you expect hot water every time. We use only the most reliable water heaters so you get results you can depend on. The trusted brands we install include:
- A.O. Smith
- Bradford White
- American Standard
Our skilled plumbers are ready to learn about your household’s water needs, budget and priorities. With their advice, you’ll be well set to make the best choice for your family.
Don’t Let Cold Water Get Your Blood Boiling
If you’re in need of expert service on your water heating needs, look no further. Call 561.531.2366 or use our website to schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable plumbers.