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Did you know that the proper installation of your water heater can affect your energy bills throughout its lifespan? Therefore, it’s vital that you spend time analyzing your options, and that you choose a water heater that will provide steady, reliable hot water without costing you an arm and a leg. When you trust the Kansas City plumbing experts at Climate Control Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, you have nothing to worry about!
When you’re ready for a new water heater installation or a water heater replacement, call on our team. We’ll assist you in choosing the best system for your needs and the needs of your family, and provide expert installation so you know that your water heater will work as it’s meant to.
For exceptional water heater installation and replacement services in Kansas City, MO, contact our team today!
How to Choose Your New Water Heater
The first step in any water heater installation is choosing the best system for your home. Our experienced Kansas City, MO plumbers will help you make an informed decision, and let you know if we recommend the traditional tank water heater, a tankless system, or even a heat pump water heater.
- Tank systems are what most homeowners are used to seeing—they hold anywhere between 15-60 gallons of water, and heat up that water for later use. One of the drawbacks of this concept is that if you have a large family, or a high demand on your hot water, then you can run out and will have to wait until the tank heats up again.
- Tankless water heater installations eliminate this problem, as they heat water "on demand." When hot water is requested at a tap or by an appliance, a heating element then warms the water. There is no storage tank and therefore no standby energy loss.
- Heat pump water heaters make the standard water heater more efficient by using a heat transfer process instead of generating heat, much like a heat pump in your home does.
We understand these options can be overwhelming—but please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!
Do You Need Water Heater Replacement?
In some cases, problems you experience with your water heater may be remedied with a repair or maintenance session. There will come a time, however, that your water heater succumbs to the wear and tear of old age, and you’ll need a new water heater.
Tankless systems typically last longer than their storage tank counterparts—about 20 years versus 10-15. Of course, this is dependent on how diligently you keep up on maintenance. If your water heater is approaching old age and you notice any of the following problems, it’s likely time to consider an upgrade.
- Drop in Hot Water Volume: Is your aging water heater showing signs that it’s not working as efficiently as before? If a repair just won’t do, it may be time to consider a new system.
- Multiple Repair Needs: If you are calling for repairs a couple times a year, then it’s possible you’re wasting money on a water heater that’s about to fail anyway. Do your budget a favor and think about upgrading!
- Visible Rust or Corrosion: Your water heater has defense measures that guard against rust and corrosion, but if corrosion does hit the tank or you notice rust colored water, it may mean that your water heater has begun to fail.
We look forward to helping you with your water heater needs—give us a call today!