By Lance Goens - 12/17/2018 4:42:00 PM
Water Heater Services
Every day, you head to the shower, or you go to the kitchen to tidy up for breakfast, turn on the water, and expect the water to run hot. After showering, you run hot water through the sink or dishwasher to wash your dishes, and then head to the laundry room to start a load of laundry as well. This means that every day, you rely on your water heater for your daily tasks. If you’re noticing that it’s not living up to your expectations, then its time to get some professional help.
Comprehensive Water Heater Service
TNT Plumbing we offer a comprehensive list of water heater services, at affordable prices backed by our superior customer service. Some of our water heater services include:
- Shut off valves: one on the hot and one on the cold to help isolate the water heater
- Thermal Expansion system (tank or valve pending install setup and availability)
- Flood Pan
- Gas valve and new gas flex line
- We install flood pans under our water heaters to aid in protecting your home from water damage.
New Hot Water Heater Replacement
If you’ve been noticing that your hot water is just performing as you expect, or if you want to improve the efficiency of your hot water system, a new hot water heater may be the answer. Our team will help you determine which water heater is best for your needs, then install it professionally to keep your family comfortable and your water warm. With a new, more efficient water heater, you will even notice your energy bills dropping.
Do You Need to Replace Your Existing Water Heater
There are many reasons that your water heater may not be doing the job well for your home. Maybe it’s not the right size for your family’s needs. Perhaps it’s not efficient enough for your energy saving goals. Maybe it was poorly installed. Regardless of the reason, if you are interested in water heater replacement, give TNT Plumbing a call.
Tankless Water Heaters
Are you looking to upgrade or add a new economical energy efficient water heating system. With a tankless water heater it gives you endless opportunity to use hot water. TNT Plumbing will give you the options best suited for your home. We use 2 brands of tankless units. The Navien and the Rinnai are the leading most efficient tankless water heaters on the market.
This package includes:
- Tankless Water Heater.
- Proper venting to exterior of the home.
- Valves on hot and cold side with built in valves to de-scale your unit each year.
- Condensate drain lines and neutralizing kit if needed run to nearby drain.
- Gas valve and flex gas line.
Tankless Water Heater vs. Traditional Water Heaters
Has the time come to replace your water heater? Before you go and buy a new one, make sure you are getting the right one for your needs. To begin this process, you must decide whether you need a traditional water heater or a tankless option. This is where TNT Plumbing can help you figure out the best option for your needs.
Understanding How a Traditional Water Heater Works
A traditional water heater stores and heats between 30 and 50 gallons of water in a large tank. The tank keeps the water warm until someone turns on the warm water in a faucet, shower or appliance. As it drains, the tank refills with new cold water and than heated to the set temperature. Should someone drain all of the water in an application, the tap may not run hot until the tank has had a chance to refill and re-warm a new round of water.
Benefits & Drawbacks of a Traditional Water Heater
Most people who choose a traditional water heater do so because of the lower initial cost. These models can be about half the price of a tankless option. If your budget is limited, initial cost is a primary consideration. They’re also easier to replace. While professional installation is preferred, some will tackle this as a DIY project.
That said, traditional water heaters are more costly to run. They also take up quite a bit of room, and they are not always sufficient for the hot water needs of the home. These water heaters typically last between 10 and 15 years, which is shorter than the expected lifespan of a tankless model.
How a Tankless Water Heater Works
A tankless water heater does not store pre-heated water, but rather heats water as it is needed. It is connected to a fuel source—either electric or natural gas—and only heats the water as it is in use. With a tankless model, it’s nearly impossible to run out of hot water.
Benefits & Drawbacks of a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters are more energy efficient than traditional water heaters and they have a longer lifespan of around 20 or more years with proper maintenance. They are smaller and hang on a wall rather than taking up space in the middle of the room. Tankless water heaters only heat water as it is needed and can provide two to three gallons per minute.
The main drawback to tankless water heaters is the high initial cost. These require professional installation and can cost twice as much as traditional models. If the home needs to be retrofitted because you are replacing your traditional water heater, then the cost will be even more.
Which Water Heater is Right for You?
The answer to this question depends on your family’s demands and budget. You will save about $100 a year with a tankless water heater, and that fact combined with the longer lifespan makes it the logical choice for most property owners who are looking to save money in the long run. However, if the upfront cost is prohibitive, you can get efficient, reliable service with a traditional model.
If you find yourself wondering which choice to make, consult with us at TNT Plumbing. We will help you weigh your options and determine which water heater would make the most sense for your home.