Hot water is essential to our daily lives. And, many times, it is taken for granted until it isn’t available. You want enough hot water for your daily needs. You also want hot water quickly and inexpensively. New water heater efficiency standards allow us to have all those things.
Water Heater Repair
Your water heater is a major household appliance. When it stops working, it affects your ability to enjoy a warm shower or clean laundry and dishes. Regularly scheduled maintenance extends the life of your water heater. Performing a water heater flush and checking the valves and connections for leaks is an important part of maintaining your water heater.
If you are experiencing issues involving water heater leaks, no hot water or not enough hot water, pilot light issues, and noise or smell coming from the unit, you need to have a professional plumber repair it. Water heaters can be dangerous if they are not repaired properly. In addition to potential gas leaks, water heaters can cause serious injuries. Wolfer’s plumbing professionals can repair all brands of electric, gas and tankless water heaters.
Water Heater Replacement
The most cost-effective way to replace a water heater is to replace it with a similar, but more efficient model. This means replacing a 40-gallon gas water heater with another one. Making changes from electric to gas or and installing much larger capacity tank will require additional costs in venting, plumbing revisions, or even electrical modifications. When you have to replace your water heater, it is important to know what you have as well as the benefits to upgrading your water heater.
Tankless Water Heaters
You are probably used to thinking of water heaters as large tanks that hold and heat the water, keeping it at a constant temperature. This holding and reheating water can use a lot of energy. A tankless water heater only starts working when you need the water.
Tankless water heaters are growing in popularity, especially with the new water heater energy efficiency regulations. Tankless water heaters, often referred to as on-demand water heaters, heat the water only when it’s needed, so it can be a great way to conserve energy and shrink your utility bills.
Like you tank heater, tankless water heaters determine the optimal size heater required based on the number of occupants in the house and the peak water demand. It should be able to provide enough hot water during the busiest time of usage.
Tankless water heater benefits:
- Operating costs are up to 40% less
- Endless supply of hot water – water is heated as fast as it is used. With a tankless water heater, you will never have to worry about running out of water in the middle of a shower again. With traditional water heaters, once the tank is empty, you have no more hot water until it fills and heats up again. With a tankless heater, the hot water just keeps coming.
- No waste of energy for reheating water over and over
- Small size permits flexible installation options inside and out. Tanks take up a lot of space in your home.
- Longer service life – 20 years average. Tankless heaters have longer lifespans than traditional tanks. Tank water heaters need to be replaced about every 7 to 10 years.
Options for tankless water heaters include a choice of power source, electric, propane or natural gas. They also come in various models for your entire home or smaller models that can be installed near where they are going to be used, such as the kitchen or bathroom.
Our reliable, highly trained plumbers can guide you in your decision for the best water heater for your needs. Whether you are looking for a gas water heater, electric water heater or even a tankless option, Wolfer’s has the right water heater for you.
An important part of owning a home is having a complete home service contractor with the right skills and experience for the job you need completed. For over a century, Wolfer’s Home Services has been the contractor of choice for quality-minded customers. We offer complete HVAC and indoor air quality services as well as complete plumbing services, and water treatment designed specifically for your home or business. Besides the fact that we have earned a reputation for being the best in the business, there are many more reasons to choose Wolfer’s for all your home service needs. Contact us today to work with a company that’s dedicated to ensuring your complete satisfaction.