It's easy to forget how much we all depend on our water heaters until they suddenly decide to take a vacation. We all rely on water heaters throughout the day in ways that are easy to forget - not just for cleaning and showering, but for cooking, running your dishwasher, and running the washing machine. When your water heater takes a day off, it tends to take the rest of your day with it.
The good news is that reclaiming your day takes nothing more than a quick call to your Sacramento water heater repair specialists. Call us any time for quick, strong, and long-lasting water heater repairs in Sacramento, and that's precisely what you will get. 100% of our technicians are trained and re-trained, time and again, to handle every major brand of water heater, from American Standard to Takagi to A.O. Smith, and we've worked on every size and configuration of water heater. We strive to coax almost any water heater back to life in a fraction of the time it takes the competition, because you shouldn't have to go a minute longer than absolutely necessary without the hot water you know and love.
While we can bring almost any water heater back to life, sometimes it's best to put the old ones out to pasture. If your water heater has been slowly turning into a money pit, it's often smarter to replace it with a new one that won't need regular repairs. If your water heater is more than ten years old, you can also benefit from huge efficiency gains found on newer water heaters, which will typically lower your utility bill. Older water heaters were often built with inefficient insulators and conductors, which means that they took more energy to heat and lost it quicker to the surrounding atmosphere, pipes, and walls. Newer water heaters will always do a better job of heating your water supply and keeping the heat right where you need it the most.
Tankless water heaters were once treated as luxury items for specialty markets, but their high-quality parts, long lifespans and smart material usage have made them a viable option for many Sacramento homeowners. Tankless water heaters by Eccotemp and Takagi are designed to last 15-25 years, as opposed to conventional water heaters which last closer to 10-15.
Tankless water heaters work best for situations where homeowners spend most of their time out and about, and therefore don't need a conventional water heater to cycle night and day. They're also a great choice for residents who spend a lot of time out of town and typically don't bother with turning off their water heater. Of course, tankless heaters are also perfect for any larger household that has to fight for hot water, or typically deal with showers running cold.
On the other hand, tankless water heaters are not best for every household, or for every living situation. They can cost considerably more than conventional water heaters and are not best for situations which often demand parallel hot water usage, such as for households that often run multiple showers at the same time. A tankless water heater may also require new utility connections or limited re-piping, based on your building.
It may sound like there is no clear answer about tankless water heaters, but the fact of the matter is that we're always happy to give you the advice you need, one-on-one. Call one of our Sacramento water heater repair specialists any time for an evaluation of your plumbing situation, financial situation, and hot water needs. We're here to give you the water heater that will best fulfill your needs, not to upsell you, so you can always rest assured that you're making the best choice for you and your family. Call us any time to set up an appointment, or use our online request form.