With the availability of various types of hot water delivery systems, today’s home and business owners have a number of options when it comes to purchasing this type of equipment. If you want access to hot water on the premises, there are more questions to answer than simply what size tank you need. Our water heater maintenance and installation experts are here to help you figure out these matters.
There are two main types of heaters: tank-style and tankless. Tank-style heaters are the traditional kind used in American homes. They operate by pre-heating gallons of water and then releasing it when a sink, shower, or other water-using appliance is turned on. Tankless heaters, by contrast, warm up water only on demand, providing a continuous supply of hot water that will not run out.
What many don’t realize is your home or business location may dictate which type of system you have. For example, whether your home or business location is all electric or a combination of gas and electric makes a difference. Another consideration is the distance from the main water supply into the home (or building) and the farthest fixture.
Christianson Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides various hot water delivery systems, including traditional tank-style water heaters and tankless water heaters. If you’re not sure which type is best for your location, our water heater service experts would be happy to point you in the right direction. The links to the left provide further information on these systems. Please also read our article on the difference between tankless vs tank water heaters.
Water heater installation should be left to trained professionals. A bad installation job may lead to serious problems down the road. You also need periodic water heater service from a trained technician in order to identify and correct mechanical issues (such as water leaks) before complications can develop.