No one likes to deal with problematic water heaters. Most homeowners get used to the fact that they water heaters are supposed to work 100% of the time. Sure, they're convenient, but they're also a necessary part of life.
When your water heater starts causing problems, it can cut into your day in the most annoying of ways. Your showers will be uncomfortable, your plates will pile up in the sink, and your clothes won't be any cleaner than when they went in the washer.
Fortunately, it won't have much of a chance when our The Colony plumbing team is on the job. All of our The Colony plumbers are thoroughly trained and re-trained to service every brand of water heaters, from the ones you know, like American Standard and GE, to the ones you may not, like Rinnai and Eccotemp. We can service water heaters at every point of their lifespan, too, from initial installation through late-life repairs and maintenance. We can also adjust your pilot lights, replace your sacrificial anode rods, insulate your old heaters, and so much more.
Our The Colony plumbing contractors have found that most people have heard of tankless water heaters, but not too many people know much about them. Tankless water heaters are the most current innovation for efficient water heater delivery. Models by Takagi and Rinnai operate using high-efficiency heating elements that weren't available just a decade ago to produce hot water only when it's demanded, instead of producing it constantly and storing it in a tank. Tankless heaters have many upsides, though a few downsides as well, and it's smart to consult your The Colony plumber or do your own research before making any decisions.
Tankless water heaters, by their very nature, are significantly more efficient than their conventional counterparts. There is no unnecessary cycling with tankless water heaters, and their superconductors are often made from materials with higher transfer efficiencies than you'll find in most conventional water heaters. In fact, most parts used in tankless water heaters are of higher build quality than you'll find in regular heaters, which means that they'll typically have longer lifespans of 20-25 years, versus a conventional heater's 10-15. You will also find that they take up less space in your garage, basement, or utility cabinet, and, of course, there is the benefit of having a never-ending hot water supply for the world's longest, hottest shower.
While tankless water heaters can easily keep one shower running hot for as long as you want, you may find that the situation becomes more complex when you add a second, or a third, hot shower to the equation. Tankless heaters can produce an infinitely long supply of hot water, some of the smaller models will have a hard time keeping up if you want to run a shower, a dishwasher, and a washing machine at the same time. Larger models can handle more parallel usage, but that luxury will cost you extra. It may also cost more to install a tankless heater, depending on your current utility hookups. You can almost certainly expect the equipment itself to cost extra. A single point-of-use tankless heater, which is intended to supply hot water for only a single fixture, will typically cost about $200. A larger tankless heater that is designed to supply an entire household will typically cost closer to $1000, though prices can vary widely for different models.
We strongly suggest that you speak with our The Colony plumbing technicians before making any decisions about your home water heater needs. Our associates know the water heater market like no one else, and we keep in touch with our past The Colony plumbing customers to see just how satisfied our customers are with their choices in the long run. We work hard to satisfy as many customers as possible on a daily basis, and we would love to share our knowledge with you. Call today to learn more, or for rates and availability.