Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Evanston Home
If you’re looking for a different type of water heater rather than a conventional gas water heater for your residence, it’s easier now than ever! Many homes in Evanston have gas tank water heaters, but more options are out there today. There so many choices available for you to select from! Below are some different types of water heater systems so you can make an educated as to which option will be the best choice for your home’s needs:
Tankless Water Heater: A tankless water heater works by going directly into your water line. Because of this, it’s a big a space saver. Bear in mind, while tankless water heaters save space, they’ll need servicing every 5 years and heat your water no matter what temperature it is.
Electric Water Heater: These operated in a very similar fashion to gas water heaters but they’re powered by electricity, not gas. Depending on tank size your home’s needs, this choice can be very economically sound because it can save money on your energy costs every month.
Solar Water Heaters: Just as the name says, these systems are powered by the energy produced from the sun. They include a storage tank and solar collector and can be a very cost-effective way to heat your home’s water.
Tankless Coil and Indirect Water Heaters: Both of these water heaters work by going directly into your home’s heating system in order to heat the water. They warm your home’s water without a tank. The water heats up by flowing through the heating coil or heat exchanger in the furnace or boiler.
Heat Pump Water Heaters: This option uses electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. Its process is very similar in principle to how a refrigerator works but in the opposite way. It grabs heat from air around and then places the warm air into a tank to warm the water.
There are three main considerations to think about when choosing which water heater will be the best option for your home in Evanston:
Size: What size water heater will your property need to meet your hot water demand? It’s important to note that bigger isn’t always better because you could be wasting your hard-earned money on something your home doesn’t need. Alternatively, if a unit is too small, it won’t be adequate to and your home will continually be running out of hot water. The tank size is also dependent on the amount space allowed for the installation.
Energy Efficiency: Let us show you how you can save money on your monthly energy bills with a new energy efficient water heater. With a modern energy efficient model, you can heat your home’s water with less energy and that can add up to significant savings.
Costs: Another important consideration is cost and what kind of price tag you have budgeted for a new water heater. Capps Plumbing has special offers for on water heater options. Call Capps to discuss your choices so we can work to customize a solution for your home.
Signs Your Need To Replace Or Repair Your Water Heater
A water heater lasts 8-12 years on average. If your home’s water heater has exceeded that 12 year point, it might be worth considering having it replaced preemptively before starts acting up. Water heaters in Evanston, Illinois are available in three main options: gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters. Other than the age of your property’s water heater, listed below are some other additional indicators that signal that it’s time to replace your water heater:
- When running, the water has a rusty appearance when it is normally clear
- If the water seems muddy or sandy, this could mean there’s an accumulation at the bottom of the tank
- If there is a metallic taste or smell in the water, this could indicate that your tank is breaking down. The metallic aroma is caused by metal flakes literally flaking off and getting into the water.
- The water warms up but doesn’t really get hot. Rule out a temperature error by checking that your thermostat is set between 120 and 140 degrees. If it’s set correctly but the water is still not getting hot, call Capps today.
- If you’re hearing loud and strange noises coming from the water heater, call Capps.
- The frequency of times and the length of time between when repairs are needed for your water heater may indicate that your home’s water heater is on the verge of a break down. You can count on the professionalism of Capps Plumbing to always give you knowledgeable, honest advice about whether it would make more sense to repair your water heater or replace the water heater altogether.
- If you notice leaks around the bottom of the water heater, action is required immediately. Your unit will need to be replaced. Even if the leaks look small, that doesn’t mitigate the urgency because these cracks can rupture and cause massive water damage in an alarmingly short period 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. Failure to do so could result in costly water damage repairs.