Water Heater Services
Showers, sinks, washing machines and dishwasher – just about everywhere we need water in our homes makes use of the water heater. Which means that without one, or with one that’s no longer working like it used to, quality of living in your own home quickly goes cold. It is common to see that issues with your water heater can directly correlate to your piping system. In older homes it is not uncommon to need repiping done to improve the water quality in the home. When it comes to water heaters, PNW Plumbers does everything from dependable installation, to service and repair.
Looking for an upgraded water heater but aren’t sure what is best for your home? The expert plumbing contractors at PNW Plumbers can evaluate your water usage and recommend the perfect unit for your use. We install it all and provide service and expert repair to every kind of water heater and accessories. These include:
- Tankless Water Heaters
- Storage or Tank Water Heaters
- Natural Gas Water Heaters
- Propane Water Heaters
- Repipe and Main Water Line Replacement
- Electric Water Heaters
- Oil Water Heaters
- Combination and Indirect Water Heaters
- Hot Water Recirculation Pumps for Instant Hot Water
- Solar Water Heating Systems
Tank or Tankless Water Heaters
If you are in the market for a new water heater, you’ve probably been recommended a “tankless” option. While there are certainly clear benefits to a tankless water heater, modern storage or, “tank” water heaters are still viable for a lot of homes.
Tank Water Heaters
The classic image of a water heater – the large, closeted metal cylinder tucked away somewhere we never look – is what we refer to as a “storage” water heater. These heaters, as you might expect, “store” hot water to be used when and where we need it. They’re dependable, they’re relatively affordable and because they’re so ubiquitous, experienced plumbers know how to work on them. There are some downsides, however. Because of the effects of continuously heating water, storage water heaters may use around 25% more energy than tankless water heaters on average. Surprisingly, they also tend to not to last as long as many tankless options.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, are small units that provide the option for a continuous supply of hot water on demand. Though they may cost more upfront, their initial costs may be offset by energy and efficiency savings down the line. They also don’t take up as much space.
The main consideration with a tankless option is that output may be limited. That means if your water use is such that there is often showering, dish washing, and laundry all going on at once – a single tankless option might fail to keep up with the demand. For most homes, however, either option is completely viable. What the decision comes down to is specific water needs.
Water Heater Experts
Whether you’re thinking tanked, tankless, or considering a hybrid or accessories, PNW Plumbers can help you decide what is best and provide the service you need. With over 20 years in the plumbing business, the crew at PNW Plumbers has installed, serviced and repaired virtually every kind of water heater on the market.
If you’re considering an upgraded water heater, or you’re looking for a reliable company to come by and keep yours working, give a call to PNW Plumbers today. Thought about investing in a full plumbing overhaul that will last decades? Along with your water heater, consider repiping your home or replacing your main water line.