Water heaters provide an important part of the essence of home comfort, serving dependable hot water for everything from bathing in hot showers and baths, to washing clothes and dishes. The operation of water heaters can be relatively expensive, especially if the unit is old and inefficient, or not working properly. One estimate show that a home water heater can use more than 20 percent of a home’s total energy bill, so selecting the right water heater for your home is crucial to the comfort of your family and affordability of your energy usage. Contact us for water heater repair and installation!
While longevity of traditional water heaters varies widely, most units last six to 15 years. Some may last 20 years or more but this is often the exception. Manufacturing quality, water hardness and total usage are three major factors that heavily influence how long a particular water heater will last.
Hot Water Heater Repair & Installation
Since installing water heaters typically involves fuel, electrical and plumbing connections, including soldering copper water lines, it is best to call professionals experienced in working with a variety of challenges that may arise during repair and installation. Professional water heater installers also can be counted on to offer sound consultation on the types of water heaters suitable for your home, family and lifestyle.
Types of Water Heaters
The two most common types of water heaters are the standard storage tank water heater and the increasingly common on-demand, or tankless water heater. Other types include heat pump water heaters, hybrid water heaters and solar water heaters.While a standard tank water heater usually holds 20-80 gallons of water, a tankless water heater stores no water, but heats the water only when it is used. Homeowners should consider the differences in installation and operating costs of a water heater. Additional items to consider are overall energy efficiency, size of the unit, how much space it takes up, and life span.
Contact the Service Professionals for Water Heaters
Contact the professionals in water heater consultation and installation – Express HVAC Services, serving the Greater Austin Metropolitan Area.