When it comes to Water Heaters there are many choices to choose from. We install and repair both Traditional Tank Water Heaters and Tankless units. In addition to the heaters themselves, we also install circulating pumps which keep the heated water quickly accessible from even the furthest point in the house. To learn more about our Water Heaters and Circulating Pumps click any of the links below.
In the developed world, it’s taken for granted that hot water will come out of the tap when the faucet is turned on. Yet when it takes too long for cool water to become warm, or when hot water doesn’t come at all, there’s a major problem. That’s when we check out the big teakettle in our basements or utility spaces, trying to figure out why that warmth isn’t ready the moment we need it.
Water heaters come in several forms, but tank heaters are the most common. They are essentially large metal containers where gallons of water are warmed to a particular temperature and then distributed through the household plumbing. This constant heating process takes a toll. Rust or leakage is the first sign of trouble. To avoid a catastrophic burst, it’s recommended that homeowners replace their tank water heaters within the usual lifespan of ten to fifteen years.
Tankless water heaters are a viable alternative and have the added benefit of long-term energy savings as well as providing a constant stream of heated water. Less time waiting for your shower water to heat up, and no more running out of hot water when you’ve got a house full of guests.
Because you don’t have to constantly heat 50 gallons (or more) of standing water, tankless heaters have a longer effective lifespan, lower energy costs, and a smaller carbon footprint. Tankless water heaters have the added benefit of being extremely compact, freeing up space in your utility closet or basement.
Circulating pumps are a smart, low-cost solution to a very common household problem. When one often-used faucet or showerhead lies far away from the water heater, there can be a long wait before hot water reaches that spout. While you’re shivering in the shower, gallons of clean water are pouring down the drain. A circulating pump takes care of this problem by pushing hot water more quickly to the spout and recirculating the cold water that had been standing in the pipes. A circulating pump also offers energy benefits by eliminating the need to refill and reheat a tank thus drained of wasted water.