HOT WATER HEATERS
WATER HEATER SERVICE AND INSTALLATION
On average, water heaters can last 10 to 15 years but if yours is more than seven years old, considering replacing it with a more efficient model could save you money in the long run and avoid emergency replacement down the road. Today's water heaters are energy-efficient, easy to maintain and come standard with the latest innovations to provide your family with an abundant supply of hot water. There are also 2 completely different options in the world of hot water heaters, considering that if your water heater goes out, you are usually in a rush to replace it, considering these options ahead of time can be highly preferred for most homeowners.
Traditional Tank Water Heaters vs. Tankless Water Heaters Q&A
1. Should you choose a conventional or tankless water heater?
The biggest factors to consider are cost and energy efficiency. Tankless water heaters cost more upfront but are more energy-efficient and will lower your hot water heater utility costs by up to 50% per year.
2. What are the more significant benefits with tankless water heaters?
Since tankless water heaters only heat water as needed, this is the “greener” choice. Another thing to consider is its small size (about the size of a carry on suitcase), saving space in the home and being able to be installed in tight areas. Tankless water heaters also have good temperature compensation ability and create an on-demand, endless flow of hot water. Utility rebates and tax credits are availabe on tankless water heaters and will help offset the upfront investment cost.
3. What are the big disadvantages to tankless water waters?
The upfront cost of a tankless water heater is about three to four times more than a conventional one. Tankless water heaters require a little more maintenance as well; an annual check and clean is beneficial.
4. Should you just stick with a conventional tank?
You may choose just to go with good ole reliable technology that has proven itself to be efficient enough for millions of American homes for over 50 years. The key factor to look for here is a reputable, contractor grade product with a good warranty.
5. How long does a water heater installation take?
It takes 2-3 hours to install a traditional tank water heater, while tankless ones will take about 8 hours. We understand that hot water is an important part of your home and make every effort possible to move these installations to the top of our priority board.
Traditional Tank Water Heaters
We will install customer provided water heaters upon request, but strongly encourage the consideration of contractor grade equipment. Our pricing is very competitive on these units (even if you just want to purchase them from us and install yourself) but beyond the price, the quality is just better. Bradford White water heaters come with a 6 year warranty, with an upgrade to 10 years available. Other brands have a 2-5 year warranty, but the labor is not included and the warranty does not start over when you install that new water heater so banking on a new water heater under warranty terms is not beneficial for anyone besides the contractor that bills out their labor with every case.
Tankless / Instant Water Heaters
As you may have read above, tankless hot water heaters offer homeowners amazing benefits, from an endless supply of hot water to significant cost savings. If you're considering going tankless, a tankless water heater call us today for a no-obligation proposal and compare your options.