Every day, the water heater in your Jacksonville, IL home heats water for showers, baths, hand washing, cooking, cleaning, and laundry. After many years of use, the water heater may malfunction. You may need a water heater replacement if your household has grown in size or uses more hot water. Today’s newest water heaters offer many advanced features and efficiency improvements. Knowing about your water heater replacement options will help you make an informed decision about which one to install in your home.
Conventional Storage Tank
Conventional storage-tank water heaters always maintain a supply of hot water that’s ready for use. They range in size from 20 to 80 gallons. Both gas- and electricity-powered conventional water heaters are available. This type of water heater replacement is the least efficient but most affordable option.
Tankless or On-Demand
If your household uses a lot of hot water or your home doesn’t have room for a large storage tank of hot water, a tankless water heater is a good option. These systems can be powered by electricity or gas. When you turn on a hot water fixture, the unit starts the heating process. It takes a few seconds for it to heat the water, but you’ll have a nearly unlimited amount of hot water for all of your needs.
Electric Water Heater
According to the Department of Energy, an electric water heater transfers heat from one place, such as the outdoor air, and uses it to heat water. These electric water heaters offer outstanding energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
For more information about your water heater replacement options, take a look at HRI Plumbing’s water heater services, or contact our professional service technicians today. Our trained specialists can help you choose a water heater that fits your budget without compromising your comfort, efficiency, or convenience.