Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Golf Home
If you’re looking for a different type of water heater instead of a conventional gas water heater for your home, it’s easier now than ever! Most homes in Lake Forest feature gas tank water heaters, but there are so many other choices on the market today! Below are listed just some of the different types of water heater systems available to you today so you can determine which option is the best solution for your home:
Tankless Water Heater: A tankless water heater goes directly into your water line. Its design can save a lot of space and have a lower risk of leakage. With that in mind, while tankless water heaters save space, they’ll need servicing every 5 years and heat your water no matter what temperature is.
Electric Water Heater: These function in a very way to gas water heaters but they’re fueled by electricity instead of gas. Depending on tank size your home requires, this option can be a very cost-effective solution for your home. It may even save you 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 water. They include a storage tank and solar collector and it’s a highly economical way to heat water that will save you money on energy costs.
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’ll warm your home’s water without the need of a tank. The water flows 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 is simular much like to how a refrigerator operates but in the opposite direction. It draws in heat from the air and then dispenses the heat into a tank to warm the water.
There are three primary points to consider when it comes to selecting which water heater will be the best option for your residence in Golf:
Size: What size water heater will your home require to meet your household’s demand for hot water? Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better because you could be wasting your hard-earned money on something larger than needed for your home. Conversely, a unit that’s too small won’t be adequate to keep up with the demand and you’ll find your household to be constantly running out of hot water. The tank size is also impacted by the amount space that’s available for installation.
Energy Efficiency: Call Capps to find out how you can save money on your monthly utility 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 while consuming less energy. This reduced energy consumption turns into savings.
Costs: The primary determining factor is usually cost and what kind of dollar figure you have budgeted for a new water heater. Call Capps Plumbing today and we’ll research what discounts could be available on all water heater options. Capps can customize an economical solution to meet your home’s requirements.
Signs Your Need To Replace Or Repair Your Water Heater
A water heater typically lasts 8-12 years. If your water heater has moved beyond that 12 year point, it may be time to consider preemptively having it replaced before starts causing issues. Water heaters in Golf, 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, below are listed some other common indicators to be on the look out for that may signal that it’s time to replace your home’s water heater:
- Running water looks rusty instead of its usual clear appearance
- If the water appears muddy or sandy, that could signify an accumulation collecting along the bottom of the tank
- If you notice a metallic taste or odor in the water, this could mean that the tank is breaking down. The metallic odor is due to metal flakes literally flaking off into the water.
- The water gets warm but not really hot. Be sure check that your thermostat is programmed in the vicinity of 120 and 140 degrees. If it’s set at the proper range but the water is still not getting hot, call Capps.
- If loud or unusual noises are coming from the water heater, call Capps for inspection.
- The frequency and the length of time between repairs for your water heater could serve as an indication that your home’s water heater is beginning to break down. You can always count on the technicians at Capps Plumbing to give you a professional, straightforward recommendation about whether it would be more advisable to repair your water heater or replace the water heater.
- If you start to see leaks around the bottom of the water heater, action is required. The unit most likely will need to be replaced. Even if the leaks don’t seem like a big deal, these cracks can rupture and cause a watery mess in no time. If you see a leak or water beginning to pool around your water heater, don’t hesitate to call Capps right away to have the unit replaced to avoid water damage and associated cleanup costs.