As Nashville’s trusted plumbing company, we pride ourselves on giving homeowners the understanding they need to make the best decisions for their home’s plumbing. It’s all part of the package of delivering truly exceptional plumbing services.
Having hot water is essential to a well functioning home. Washing dishes, doing the laundry, taking a shower, all these activities require a fully functioning hot water heater. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss some common questions we get about water heaters.
If you’re in the market for a new water heater, one of the first questions you should ask yourself is whether a traditional or tankless system is best suited for your needs. Below we’ll discuss some of the major differences between the two in terms of costs, longevity, and other factors.
Traditional Tank Water Heaters
Tankless Water Heaters
Simply put, it comes down to what you prioritize. Personally, we believe that the tankless system gives more overall value to homeowners in the long-term.
Another thing to consider regarding water heater replacements is what type of power source you’re going to use, electric or gas. For the most part, it’s easiest to simply continue with the same type of power you are already using for your water heater. If you don’t already have a gas hookup for your home, it’s not worth the hassle to set it up for your water heater alone.
However, beyond that, we can think about weighing out upfront costs vs the long-term energy costs. Typically, a gas water heater will cost you more upfront, but you’ll likely be saving on energy costs down the line since the cost of natural gas is lower. When it comes to heating speed, gas water heaters will heat your water more quickly. You also have the advantage of being able to have hot water during a power outage.
One of the most common plumbing services we provide are water heater repairs. While some repairs are DIY, some require the help of a professional plumber.
Here are some of the most common issues our customers experience with their water heaters:
Generally speaking there are three things you can do to help your water heater last longer, so you can get the most out of your investment.
However, the best thing you can do to get the most out of your hot water heater is to invest in routine professional plumbing maintenance. At Plumbing Solutions, we have the experience and expertise to keep your water heater in tip-top condition for years to come.
We hope you found these pieces of advice helpful. However, sometimes tips from a blog isn’t enough. At Plumbing Solutions, we understand that keeping up with your home’s plumbing can be tough. That’s why we always offer complimentary whole home plumbing inspections with every service we do. Simply contact us to get started today.