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Hot water can provide a lot of comfort on cold days, and it can also help to keep our homes clean and safe. These things can be much harder to achieve when you have an unreliable water heater or if it has broken down completely.

At Jennings, we have been serving the Richfield area for many years. We love the village’s vibrant history, and the residents of this community are wonderful people to work with. If you live in Richfield, our team is more than happy to provide you with the water heater installation services you need. Whether you are looking for a replacement for your storage tank system or you want to look at your options for upgrading, you can rely on us for expert advice and friendly service, every time.

When Is It Time to Replace My System?

If you are wondering if it is time to replace your water heater, we can help you make this decision. There are usually a few tell-tale signs that can reliably foretell an upcoming replacement. We have put together a shortlist that can help you determine whether you need a replacement or just a repair. 

  • Your Tank Is Leaking- Unfortunately, if your tank has already corroded or become damaged to the point where it has sprung a leak, there is not much that can be done to repair it. Instead, you will need to have it replaced by a reputable technician who can help you find ways to prevent this from happening to your next system. 
  • Repairs Are Too Frequent- While a small occasional repair can be a good use of your money, if you are continually having to spend money on repairs that happen multiple times per year, you may want to think about investing your money into a newer, and probably more efficient system. 
  • Your Water Heater Costs a Fortune to Run- Most of the water heaters on the market today are a vast improvement in efficiency when compared with their older counterparts. Better insulation leads to improved heat retention. This means less work for your water heater, less wear and tear, and lower heating bills.

Choosing Between Tank and Tankless Systems

If you have a conventional water heater, you may have heard about tankless systems and are wondering whether they would be a good option for a water heater replacement. Jennings can install both types of systems, and we would love to help you select the water heater that will best serve your home.

The majority of homes in Richfield and across the country have storage tank water heaters. This is probably in part because tankless water heaters are a more expensive initial investment. However, the price should not be an automatic deterrent because there are many benefits to purchasing a tankless water heater for your home. 

One of the most notable benefits is the flexibility you will have to use hot water in your home for as long as needed. Because these are on-demand systems that do not need to store hot water, you will be able to enjoy using hot water for long periods without having to worry about it running out. However, you may not be able to run multiple large hot water appliances at the same time since the short-term output is limited.

Tankless water heaters are also the more efficient type of system. Most traditional water heater tanks continually have to keep 40-50 gallons of water heated and ready to go. This can have a strain on your energy bill over time. Additionally, tankless water heaters last about twice as long, making them a good use of your money in the long term.

If you decide that a tankless system is not right for you, there are still many dependable conventional options that will give you excellent energy efficiency and hot water that you can count on. There are several different sizes to choose from, and the number of people in your household or the amount of hot water that is needed can impact this decision. Trust our Comfort Advisors to help you narrow down the exact system that you need for your current situation.

Regardless of what type of water heater you choose for your home, we are excited to be able to provide installation services to you and your family. Reach out to us by phone or fill out an online contact form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. 


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