Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Glendale Heights Home
If you’re considering in a different type of water heater rather than a conventional gas water heater for your home, now it’s easier than it ever was before! A lot of homes in Lake Forest have gas tank water heaters installed, but there are so many other options available today! Below are listed some of the different types of water heater systems available today so you can determine what option is the best choice for your home:
Tankless Water Heater: A tankless water heater goes directly into your water line. Because of its design, it can save a lot of space. However, while tankless water heaters save space, they’ll require servicing every 5 years and heat your water no matter what temperature is.
Electric Water Heater: These operate in a very similarly to gas water heaters but they’re powered by electricity instead of gas. Depending on tank size your home needs, this choice can be a very cost-effective solution. It can even save you money on utility costs.
Solar Water Heaters: Just as the name says, these systems utilize the energy of the sun to heat water. They include a storage tank and solar collector and it’s a very cost-effective way to heat water that can save you money.
Tankless Coil and Indirect Water Heaters: These water heaters both feed directly into your home’s heating system in order to heat the water. They both warm your home’s water without requiring a tank. The water is heated as it streams through the heating coil or heat exchanger in the furnace or boiler to produce hot water.
Heat Pump Water Heaters: This option uses electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. This process works much like to how a refrigerator works but opposite. It draws in heat from the air and then places the warm air into a tank to heat the water.
There are three main points to take into consideration when it comes to deciding which water heater will be the best solution for your home in Glendale Heights:
Size: What size water heater will your home need to meet your household’s hot water demand? Bigger doesn’t mean better because you could be spending your hard-earned money on something larger than your home requires. However, a unit that’s too small will be inadequate to keep up with the demand and you’ll continually be running out of hot water. The tank size is also determined by the amount space that’s been allocated for installation.
Energy Efficiency: Call Capps to discuss how you can save money on your monthly energy bills with a new energy efficient water heater. With today’s modern energy efficient models, you’ll be able to heat your home’s water with less energy consumption. This translates to savings.
Costs: The main deciding factor is usually cost and what kind of dollar figure you have in mind for a new water heater. Call Capps Plumbing to find out what discounts could be available on water heater options. Let Capps customize a solution to meet your home’s needs.
Signs Your Need To Replace Or Repair Your Water Heater
A water heater can usually lasts 8-12 years. If your water heater has exceeded that 12 year point, it may be time to look into having it replaced preemptively before starts causing problems. Water heaters in Glendale Heights, Illinois are available in three choices: gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters. In addition to the age of your home’s water heater, see below some other common signs that may indicate that it’s time to replace your home’s water heater:
- Running water has a rusty appearance instead of a clear appearance
- If the water looks muddy or sandy, that could indicate an accumulation collecting on the bottom of the tank
- If you find a metallic taste or smell in the water, this could indicate that your tank is breaking down. The metallic odor is caused by metal flakes literally flaking off and getting into the water.
- The water will get warm but not very hot. First, check that your thermostat is programmed in the vicinity of 120 and 140 degrees. If it’s set at the correct temperature but the water is still only getting to luke warm, call Capps for an inspection.
- If you’re hearing loud or unusual noises coming from the water heater, call Capps.
- The frequency and the length of time between repairs for your water heater could signal that your home’s water heater is starting to break down. You can depend on the professionals at Capps Plumbing to always give you a professional, honest recommendation about whether it would be more beneficial and financially sound to repair your water heater or replace the water heater.
- If you see leaks around the bottom of the water heater, attention is urgent. The unit most likely needs to be replaced. Even if the leaks look small, these cracks can rupture and cause extensive water damage in a short period of time. If you notice a leak or water pooling around your water heater, don’t wait to call Capps right away to get the unit replaced. Failure to do so may result in water damage and expensive cleanup repairs.