Water heaters play a crucial role in supplying hot water for our homes. As you probably know, water heaters are a huge investment in terms of initial water heater installation and running cost. Therefore, when the time comes for a water heater replacement, you will want to choose a water heater that saves on energy and still provides enough hot water to cater for your household needs.

As a result of technological advancements in the plumbing industry, you now have a few more options when it comes to buying water heaters. With the increased options comes the challenge of making the right decision. While certified plumbers best handle the technical aspects of water heater installation, you still have a role to play in choosing the appropriate water heater for your household needs.

There are about a dozen types of water heaters in the market today, and the sooner you start to familiarize yourself with them, the better. If you can’t choose the right water heater by yourself, our plumbing experts can help you find the right fit based on the size of your home, energy usage expectations, and budget.

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Conventional Storage Tank Water Heater

These are the most common types of water heaters that many people are familiar with. Conventional water heaters feature an insulated tank that holds water to be heated. These water tanks have two valves, the temperature valve, and the pressure valve. The temperature valve helps to regulate heat while the pressure valve regulates water pressure.

Conventional tanks hold hot water until it is needed. The amount of water hot you get in your home depends on the size of your tank. With traditional storage tank water heaters, you can easily run out of hot water, especially when it is demand.

Conventional storage-tank water heaters run on either electricity or gas. Water heaters that run on natural gas cost less to operate than those that run on electricity. If you have a conventional water heater, you must service it routinely to work efficiently. With the right maintenance and water heater repair, a conventional water heater can last up to twelve years.

On-Demand (Tankless Water Heaters)

Tankless water heaters are among the latest development in the plumbing industry. As the name suggests, tankless water heaters provide hot water on-demand. With this style of water heater, there’s no tank to store hot water. Instead, on-demand water heaters feature super-heated coils that provide hot water any time you turn on the faucet.

Tankless water heaters are an excellent choice for households that utilize large amounts of hot water. They also come in different sizes, so be sure to choose a tankless water heater that will provide enough water for your needs. Some tankless water heaters can run on natural gas while others run on electricity.

Like other water heaters, on-demand water heaters require routine maintenance to ensure they are functioning efficiently. Whenever you notice problems with your tankless water heater, don’t hesitate to enlist the services of Mr. Rooter Plumbing. Our Rhinebeck water heater repair service technicians can fix the issue as soon as possible.

Many homeowners are choosing tankless water systems over other water heaters because they are efficient, and they heat water when needed. If you choose the right tankless water installation, you are guaranteed of an unlimited supply of hot water in your home.

Routine Inspections with Licensed Water Heater Service Experts

You should consider scheduling regular maintenance to keep your tank & tankless water heater running efficiently. During the routine inspections, the plumber will inspect all the piping, heating elements, and all the valves to ensure they are working correctly. The plumber will also clean the water filters to remove debris and sediments. Routine maintenance ensures that your tankless water heater is always running efficiently and that it gives you the service you deserve.
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