Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Aptastic Home
If you’re looking into choosing a different type of water heater rather than a conventional gas water heater for your residence, it’s easier now than it’s been! Many properties in Aptastic typically feature gas tank water heaters, but today, the choices are not so limited. There so many options on the market for you to select from! Listed below are some different types of water heater systems so you can make an educated choice of which will be the most sound solution for your residence’s needs:
Tankless Water Heater: A tankless water heater goes directly into your water line. Because of this, it’s a huge a space saver. However, while tankless water heaters save you space, they’ll need servicing every 5 years and heat your water regardless of what temperature it is.
Electric Water Heater: These work very much like gas water heaters except they’re powered by electricity rather than gas. Depending on tank size your home requires, this choice can be a very affordable option. It can even save money on your monthly utility costs.
Solar Water Heaters: Just as its name implies, these systems harness the energy emanating from the sun to heat the water.
Tankless Coil and Indirect Water Heaters: Both of these water heaters go directly into your home’s heating system in order to heat the water. They provide warm water without a tank. It works by heating water as it flows through the heating coil or heat exchanger in the furnace or boiler.
Heat Pump Water Heaters: This options uses electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. The process is much like how a refrigerator works but opposite. It draws in heat from surrounding air and then places the warm air into a tank to heat the water.
There are three primary factors to consider when selecting which water heater will be the best solution for your residence in Aptastic:
Size: What size water heater will your home need to meet the demand in the household? Keep in mind that bigger isn’t necessarily better because you could be wasting money on something your home doesn’t need. On the other hand, a unit that’s too small will also be inadequate to meet the demand and you’ll constantly be running out of hot water. The size of the tank is also contingent on the amount space is available for installation.
Energy Efficiency: You can save money on your monthly energy bills with a new energy efficient water heater. With today’s energy efficient models, you can heat your water using less energy and that can save you money.
Costs: The top factor comes down to costs and how much you have budgeted for a new water heater. Capps Plumbing has discounts available on water heater options. Call Capps to discuss your choices today.
Signs Your Need To Replace Or Repair Your Water Heater
A water heater usually lasts 8-12 years on average. If your water heater is 0ver that 12 year point, consider having it replaced it before it breaks down. Water heaters in Aptastic, Illinois are available in three options: gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters. In addition to the age of your property’s water heater, listed below are some other indications that it’s time to replace your water heater:
- When running, the water looks rusty rather than clear
- The water appears muddy or sandy. This could indicate there’s an accumulation at the bottom of the tank
- If you notice a metallic taste or smell in the water when drinking it, this could indicate that your tank is breaking down and metal flakes are literally flaking off into your water.
- The water gets warm when it’s running but not hot. Double check to make sure that your thermostat is set between 120 and 140 degrees. If it is set properly but the water is still not getting hot, call Capps for an inspection.
- There are loud and unusual noises coming from the water heater.
- The frequency and the space of time between when repairs are done to your water heater could show that your residence’s water heater might be on the verge of a breaking down. You can depend on Capps Plumbing to always give you expert advice when it comes to whether it would be more beneficial to repair your water heater or replace the water heater altogether.
- If there leaks around the bottom of the water heater, this is an indication that action is required immediately. Your unit requires replacement. Even if they’re only small leaks, these cracks can rupture and cause massive water damage in a short amount of time. If you see a leak or water pooling around your water heater, don’t wait to call Capps to get the unit replaced right away to avoid water damage.