Expert Water Heater Installation in Birmingham
Energy-Efficient Water Heater Replacement
When your water heater just won’t keep your water warm anymore, a repair might not do the trick. Although system replacement can be a costly option upfront, replacing your water heater with a more energy-efficient model can save you money in the long run.
Traditional Water Heater Installation
The most common storage tank water heater is 50 gallons, though they range between 30-72 gallons. The size you need depends on the number of people in your home and how often you use hot water. Storage tank water heaters come in natural gas, electricity, oil, and propane varieties, so they are a good option for any home. The main concern with traditional water heaters is the space the tank takes up. In smaller homes where every square foot is meticulously used, large tanks may not be the best option, and homeowners may prefer a space-efficient tankless water heater.
Tankless Water Heater Installation
As the name implies, tankless water heaters do not use a tank to store hot water. Instead, the water is heated as it passes through the unit, which is about the size of a small briefcase. This on-demand option is popular because it doesn’t take up a lot of space and can be mounted on a wall and squeezed into tight spaces. Because this is a newer technology, tankless water heaters can be more expensive than their traditional counterparts, however, they are also more efficient—which means more savings for you down the line.
Both gas and electric tankless models run more efficiently than conventional water heaters of the same type, but the price of energy and installation are what cause the difference in affordability. If you are considering upgrading to a tankless system, contact the professionals at Wilbur’s Air Conditioning, Heating, & Plumbing. We will take your needs into consideration to suggest the best solution for your home.