Do you need a hot water heater? Chances are, traditional hot water heaters with standard plumbing is right for you. Here are some tips to help you decide, as well as what to look for in plumbing services. (Tankless water heaters will be covered in another article.) Once you have decided if traditional heaters are for you, then you’ll need to enlist the aid of an affordable plumbing service, because installing water heaters is not usually something you would want to do yourself.
Convenience. Traditional water heaters preheat and store the hot water, which is available any time someone showers or washes dishes or laundry. They automatically refill and reheat water.
Simplicity. They have a much lower installation cost than tankless heaters, and because installation is easy (therefore easy to replace), there’s not much can go wrong if you are a DIY fan.
Limited hot water. Traditional tanks usually hold 30-50 gallons of water, which might not be enough for your needs any particular day. If you’ve ever jumped in the shower after a teenage daughter, only to discover she used all the hot water, you know what we mean.
Higher utility expense. Despite cheaper installation cost, traditional water heaters have a higher utility cost over the lifetime of the tank because it heats and maintains that temperature (reheats the water as needed) whether or not you use the water. It eventually adds up.
Shorter lifespan. Most of these tanks last maybe 15 years. That’s about half as long as tankless heaters.
Picking a plumber.
If a traditional water heater seems right for you and your family, the next step is to find an affordable plumbing service. Any plumber can handle standard plumbing issues like this, and should obviously be licensed, so consider amenities like same day service and emergency service.
All About Plumbing and Septic, of Asheville, NC, is such a company. We offer $50 coupons on our website for hot water services, and carry all types of traditional, gas, electric, oil and tankless heaters in stock. We believe in going the extra mile for our customers, which is why there is a technician on call 24/7. Check out our website for more information!