Unless you want to revert to the old days of boiling water for your bath, having a water heater is vital for modern homes. We use hot water for everything from relaxing after a long day to cleaning and sanitizing our homes. When your water heater stops doing its job, it is time to either have it repaired or replaced with something new and dependable. At Jennings, we are here to help you decide between a repair or a replacement and to offer the best installation services if a new one is needed. Here is everything you need to know about our water heater installation services at Jennings Heating and Cooling.
When Do You Need a New Water Heater?
When your water heater fails, you don’t have to face the decision to replace it alone. Our team is always here with a compassionate ear and expert advice that comes from years of repairing and replacing water heaters. You will most likely find yourself in a position of having to replace your water heater in the following circumstances:
- You have a storage-tank water heater that is over 10 years old
- You have a tankless water heater that is more than 20 years old
- Your water heater tank is corroded or has developed a leak
- The water from your taps is rust-colored
- Your water has a bad taste or odor
- The water heater tank isn’t big enough for your household
We will always discuss with you whether a repair or a replacement will have better lasting value for you and if a repair is even possible. You may want to replace your tank even before it fails if you want to upgrade to a system that is more efficient or that suits your family’s needs better than your current system.
Choosing Between Electric, Gas, and Oil
If you choose to have your current system replaced with a conventional storage-tank water heater, you will want to consider the three types of water heaters and discuss the benefits and downsides of each with your technician. There is no right or wrong answer, and the system you choose will largely depend on your preferences and priorities.
Electric water heaters are usually the most affordable to purchase and have installed, but they are almost always the most expensive to run. To counteract this, they are efficient and safe and could be a better choice in areas where gas and oil are expensive or not available.
Gas water heaters are more affordable to run and they can last for many years. They are the most popular option because of their overall durability, cost-efficiency, and affordable maintenance costs. However, they do require the installation of a gas line if the home does not already have one.
Oil-powered water heaters can be great because oil burns much hotter than gas allowing them to heat the home much faster. However, oil is much less common, so it may not be available in all areas. You can check with us to find more about the prices and availability of fuel in your area.
Tankless Water Heaters
Every homeowner who is in the market for a water heater installation should research tankless water heaters and consider their benefits. Some people are deterred by the price of installation, but other factors may make it the most economical option for you in the long run.
Tankless water heaters are becoming a popular option because they are compact, efficient, and long-lasting. They also provide constant hot water since there is no tank limiting the amount of hot water that can be used at one time. The tankless model can also provide hot water faster, reducing the amount of time that you have to run your water before it “warms up.” This can save gallons of water every month, and make it easier to do household tasks. The lifespan of these systems is up to three times longer than the average storage-tank water heater, making them a good long-term investment for your home.
Superior Installations with Jennings
At Jennings we are known for our fast response times, quality installations, and helpful technicians. We are fully licensed and insured, and there is no task that our experienced team cannot handle. If your water heater has stopped producing hot water or is leaking, you need a professional that will take an interest in your situation and deliver the best results. If you live in the Copley area, Jennings offers top water heater installation services in your area. Call today to set up a consultation.