Traditional Water Heaters
There are many factors to consider when replacing a residential hot water heater. However, the factors topping the list for most consumers are size, energy efficiency and overall cost, which should include installation.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters, also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. They don’t produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which help save you money. This type of water heater is popular in larger households when taking consecutive showers and washing dishes can occur simultaneously. The initial cost of a tankless water heater is greater than that of a conventional unit, but tankless water heaters typically last longer and have lower operating and energy costs, which could offset its higher purchase price.
Water Heater Maintenance & Repairs
Every manufacturer has a suggested lifespan for their water heater products. Based on these suggestions, a water heater should last between 8 to 12 years. We have assembled a few tips to help prolong the lifespan and prevent problems from becoming larger issues. When you need service or maintenance on your water heater, call Superior Plumbing & Drain.