Williams Plumbing specializes in repairing and replacing electric, propane, gas, and tankless hot water heaters. On a conventional water heater, if it’s leaking from the top or the side, it can be repaired.
If the water heater is leaking from the bottom that is a sign it needs to be replaced. The life expectancy of a conventional water heater is eleven to thirteen years depending on the water hardness and usage.
On average, twenty five percent of each energy dollar goes to heating water for washing, dishwashing, shaving, showering and bathing. When your water heater needs to be replaced, looking at the most cost effective decision is important. Water heaters have greatly improved in recent years to become much more energy efficient. As a result, you may be able to purchase a water heater that will save you money on energy costs. Conventional storage water heater verses a tankless on demand water heater are the two main options.
Conventional storage water heaters remain the most popular type of water heating system for large family households. A family that needs to do laundry and wash dishes at the same time that others need to shower would probably be best to stay with conventional unless additional tankless heaters throughout the house are installed. A household of one or two would be better off long term to consider tankless. The tankless water heater systems will cost more initially to purchase and install than a conventional storage system although in most applications are more energy efficient to operate eventually saving money long term. A tankless system lasts on average five to ten years longer saving money long term.
Williams Plumbing is here to help in the process to find the best choice for you and your home.
To choose the right option, you can also search online for more information. Searching water heater options, tankless water heaters, and conventional water heaters brings up many energy efficient and water heater factual websites to educate the public on the pros and cons of each system.
Here are some great ones to start: