ServiceMax Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tankless Water Heaters’

Is a Tankless Water Heater Always a Better Replacement Option?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWe may be in the height of summer here in Chicagoland, but there’s one heating system in our homes that must always work on a regular basis, day in and day out: the water heater. The water heater accounts for the largest amount of heat energy used in most homes, and that’s because it serves so many functions around the year. You’ll always need hot water for morning showers and to handle doing dishes and cleaning clothes.

Because of the 12-months-a-year operation of a water heater, a system can start to give out on you at almost any time. There’s no “season” for water heater repairs and water heater replacement! If you find yourself with a failing water heater and are ready to have it replaced, one of the options you’re probably considering is putting in a tankless system. These alternatives to the standard storage tank water heater receive a lot of good press—including from us!—so you might think that going with a tankless water heater in Evanston, IL is automatically the best choice for a replacement.

But it isn’t necessarily! Let’s take a close look at what may be the best option for your home’s water heater.

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Does Corrosion Mean My Water Heater Is Finished?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

There’s probably nothing more upsetting to find on a water heater than rust or other forms of corrosion. Because water heaters have water and metal in constant contact, the development of corrosion seems like something that should naturally occur. But yet it rarely does… until the water heater is at an advanced age. When people spot a corroded water heater, they often think that it must be replaced. Is there any truth to this?

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Replace Your Old Water Heater with a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, April 18th, 2016

No water heater will last forever, no matter how well-constructed it is or how much regular maintenance and care it receives. Eventually, the contact of water and metal as well as the wear on components such as the circulator pump and the heat exchanger will make the system so repair-prone that replacement is the best option. It’s better to have this job done soon… or you could end up losing the water heater entirely.

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters: Some Pros and Cons

Monday, July 21st, 2014

You want to get the best performance that your water heater can possibly offer, right? Well, if you are looking for complete satisfaction from your water heater, you need more than just a great system. You must also ensure that you are using the type of water heater that best suits your needs and usage preferences. That is tougher than it may sound, considering how many options are available today. We are going to discuss some pros and cons of two of the most popular water heater options: tank and tankless models. If you have any further questions regarding water heaters in Chicago, IL, or if you are ready to schedule any water heater services, just call the pros at Malek Heating & Cooling.

When most people envision a water heater, they probably think of the tank models that so many of us grew up with. These do tend to be the most popular of all water heaters even today, despite a few drawbacks. These systems maintain a reservoir of heated water at all times. Due to heat transfer from the tank to the air outside of it, some energy loss is inevitable with such systems. Today’s tanks are more efficient than ever, though, and you can also add insulating jackets to water heater tanks in order to boost efficiency even more. The fact remains, though, that your system will need to continually heat that water to some degree as heat is lost. The major benefit, though, is that there is always a ready supply of hot water.

Tankless water heaters, as you’ve probably guessed, do not use storage tanks. Instead, they heat water on demand, as it is called for at different points of use. This is great for increasing energy efficiency and eliminating heat loss. However, it does take a moment for the water to heat up, and such systems can be overwhelmed if hot water is called for at different areas throughout the house. You can supplement your water heater with additional units, but this is a bit of a costly endeavor.

Ultimately, there is no such thing as the perfect water heater. There is one that is best suited for your needs and preferences, though, and we aim to help you find it. Give us a call today to learn more about available water heaters in Skokie, IL.

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