Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Deer Park Home
If you’re interested in choosing a different type of water heater rather than a conventional gas water heater, now it’s easier than ever before! Several homes in Deer Park feature standard gas tank water heaters, but there are so many different choices available today! Listed below are some of the different types of water heater systems available so you can make an informed choice of which selection will be the best for your home:
Tankless Water Heater: A tankless water heater goes directly into your water line. This option definitely saves space. Bear in mind that tankless water heaters will require service every 5 years and heat your water regardless of what temperature it is.
Electric Water Heater: These units operated similarly to gas water heaters but they’re powered by electricity. Depending on size of the tank, this choice can be very affordable, practical and save you money on your monthly energy costs.
Solar Water Heaters: As the name implies, these systems use the power of the sun to heat your 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.
Heat Pump Water Heaters: This system transfers heat from one area to another and generates heat directly for the water.
There are many factors that can impact your decision when choosing which water heater will be the best option for your home in Deer Park:
Size: What tank size will be needed for your home? A bigger tank doesn’t mean that it’s better and you could be wasting money by opting for something that’s larger than necessary. Conversely, a unit that’s too small will be inadequate and won’t be able to keep up with the demand for hot water. The size of the tank is also based on amount space that’s been allocated for installation.
Energy Efficiency: You can save on your monthly energy costs with a new water heater. Energy efficient models will heat your water and do so using less energy saving you money.
Costs: Just as with other projects around the house, the main objective is getting your home what it needs as economically as possible. Capps Plumbing offers discounts on water heater options.
Signs Your Need To Replace Or Repair Your Water Heater
Typically, a water heater lasts approximately 8-12 years. If your water heater is over and above that 12 year marker, it’s time to replace it before it inevitably breaks down. Water heaters in Deer Park, Illinois come in three options: gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters. In addition to the age of your water heater, below are some other common warning signs that may indicate that it’s time to replace your water heater:
- The water has a rusty color instead of clarity when it’s running.
- The water appears muddy or sandy. This could mean there’s build up at the bottom of the tank
- If you’re noticing a metallic taste or odor in the water when drinking it, this could indicate that your tank is breaking down. Small pieces of metal are literally flaking off and ending up in your water.
- The water will get warmer but doesn’t really get hot. Simple solutions first, check that your thermostat is set between 120 and 140 degrees. If the thermostat is set at the proper range but the water still isn’t getting hot, contact Capps.
- If you’re hearing loud and unusual noises coming from your water heater, contact Capps.
- The numbers of times and the space of time between when repairs are done to your water heater may indicate that your water heater is on the verge of breaking down. Capps Plumbing will always give you expert and honest advice on whether it would be more financially prudent to repair your water heater and get more time out of it or replace the water heater altogether.
- If you are seeing water leaks beginning to pool around the bottom of your water heater, don’t hesitate to take immediate action. This indicates that your water heater is breaking down and it will need to be replaced as soon as possible. Even if the leak is small, these cracks can rupture and cause massive water damage in your home. If you spot water around your water heater, don’t wait. Call Capps and get the unit replaced immediately to avoid a mess and possible water damage.