Water Heater Replacement
If your water heater is rusty, corroded, leaking, or just plain old, it may be time to replace it. At Inception, we’ll work with you side by side to help you determine what kind of water heater will suit your home the best. We believe strongly in giving our customers as much information as possible before they make a new investment to their home.
Standard Water Heaters
These are typically what people think of when they think of a water heater, and they are the most common. They last about 8-10 years for an electric heater, and 6-8 for a gas heater. Tank-type water heaters come in different varieties such as standard atmospheric, power vent and power direct vent. These different styles are usually decided based on space, need of efficiency and installation limitations. You will also have the option of using gas, oil or an electric utility source within your home. When deciding on the style of your heater, you’ll also need to determine the desired capacity. Standard water heaters can range from 30 up to a 75 gallon, and if more hot water is needed, two can be installed side by side in a balanced system to meet your needs.
If you’re looking for reliability and a proven means of heating, a standard 40 or 50 gallon heater is likely what you are looking for. These storage tank-type heaters can be installed as gas or electric depending on what currently exists in your home. They are reliable, and low cost both up front and down the road.
They are always on. Unlike tankless water heaters, energy is constantly being used to heat the water inside. The are also bulky. They frequently take up a lot of space in storage or utility rooms, which can be a problem if you don’t have much space to start with. They can also be inadequate, depending on the size of your household.
Tankless Water Heaters
The tankless water heater is fairly new here in the states. This item always seems to get brought up by the customer’s curiosity. Either they’ve seen them on TV, or a friend has had one installed. These are quite the popular item. This type of heater heats water directly, without the use of a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water will travel through the piping within the unit. There, the water is either heated by a gas burner, or less commonly an electric element. This unit will provide the fixture with an endless supply of hot water. Tankless water heaters are very small in comparison to a traditional tank-type water heater, which makes them great for limited space. Also, only heating water on demand vs storing hot water can help cut back on utility expenses. Unfortunately, tankless heaters are limited to a certain flow rate, which does limit their ability to run numerous fixtures simultaneously. So depending on the homes demand of water, this could result in more than one heater being needed, but one heater is usually sufficient for a standard home.
These are an extremely popular item because they take up minimal space and only heat water on demand. If you don’t demand hot water at your fixture it doesn’t burn fuel. These are ideal for long term savings on your utility cost.
They do require a bit more maintenance than a standard water heater and are more expensive to purchase. Also, your home will need to be evaluated to make sure your area and utilities can accommodate for one.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
The heat pump water heater is designed to move heat from one place to another instead of generating it directly. Heat pump water heaters are a great choice if you’re installing an electric heater. These can be two to three times more efficient than a typical electric water heater. To understand the concept of a heat pump water heater, just imagine a refrigerator that’s working in reverse. While a refrigerator removes heat from an insulated box and expels that heat to the surrounding air, a heat pump water heater takes the heat from surrounding air and transfers it to the water that’s in the tank. This is extremely efficient because it is a lot easier to transfer energy instead of making it. They do heat water with electricity like a standard electric, but only during peak usage demands.
Heat pump water heaters have a very low operational cost and can be two to three times more energy efficient than a standard electric water heater.
They’re limited to only using electricity for operation, and have a higher initial cost than a standard heater. Also, heat pump water heaters do not operate efficiently in a cold space.
Pick A Water Heaters
Inception Plumbing only State water heaters for our Service work. State Water Heaters have an exceptional manufacturer’s warranty and have established their credibility by providing a superior product that lasts. State provides great customer service as well, so you will have a product you can rely on. Here are few of many we can install today.
Standard Atmospheric – Power Vent – Power Direct Vent – Tank-less Heaters
Inception Plumbing Knows Water Heaters!
When it comes to repairing or replacing your water heater, the technicians at Inception know what we’re doing. We’re happy to work with you to determine exactly what you are looking for in terms of repair or replacement. We’ll help you figure out what kind of heater will work best in your home. If your looking for a good quality trust worthy contractor look no further! Regardless of which option you choose, Inception can help! Don’t forget, we will dispose of your old heater free of charge.