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What Water Heater Should You Get?

father-son-bathtime-warm-waterThere is almost nothing worse than the feeling of your nice warm shower turning icy cold on you. On top of the fact that it is incredibly uncomfortable, it also means that your water heater might be having trouble. And if that trouble is bad enough, it may mean you need to reach out for water heater installation in Winnetka, IL because the time has come for a replacement system.

If you are in need of a new water heater you thankfully have several options to choose from. You probably already know that you want a water heater that is efficient in its use of fuel and water, but you may still have trouble deciding on what option is best for you. We can help!

We want you to know what the benefits are for different types of water heaters, so you can choose the one that suits your needs best.

The key to choosing a hot water heater that works best for you is knowing what your options are. These are the three main types of water heaters you can choose from:

Tank Water Heaters

Tank water heaters are the more traditional type of water heater. The tank holds anywhere between 20 to 60 gallons of water and keeps it heated to a certain temperature. This means that hot water is ready to deliver when someone turns on a faucet or showerhead. Tank water heaters are normally affordable to purchase and install too.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters don’t have storage tanks but instead heat water as it is demanded. Water passes through this system and the tankless systems heats it as it gets delivered wherever the hot water tap is open. These types of water heaters tend to use less energy and reduce the potential for radiant heat loss. As an added bonus, a tankless water heater is much smaller than a tank heater and can be wall-mounted, providing a lot more free space.

Hybrid Water Heaters

Both tank and tankless water heaters have their benefits and their drawbacks. If you want to get twice the benefits while reducing the number of drawbacks, you also have the option to install a hybrid water heater. Hybrid water heaters combine multiple elements to heat water while keeping a small reservoir of heated water on hand. This provides both the enhanced energy efficiency of a tankless system while also offering the peace of mind that comes with a tank water heater.

Schedule an Installation with a Pro

Whatever type of water heater you choose, you should always work with a professional plumbing technician to ensure that it is installed correctly. Trying to hire an amateur to do this job can end with a lot of problems and could result in an early replacement for your new water heater. Save your money and make sure that the job gets done right by scheduling your installation with a trained professional like the ones at ServiceMax.

Contact the team at ServiceMax today to set up an appointment. We are happy to handle all your plumbing needs.

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