If you have no hot water, fluctuating temperatures, odor, discoloration or noise, it may be time to service or replace your water heater. Whatever the case, call Roby Plumbing for water heater repairs, maintenance or installations. We are knowledgeable on all makes and models of water heaters and can diagnose and fix your problem. Your comfort is our top concern and you can trust that we'll make honest recommendations based on your budget and preferences.
When looking for a new water heater, keep in mind that you’re making an important investment in your home. To make a good investment, you’ll want to consider both the initial sticker price and the long-term costs of running your heater. While cheaper water heaters may be easier on your wallet, a more expensive, higher quality water heater may be less costly to run saving you money down the line. Our professionals at Roby Plumbing are experts in the field and can help recommend that best water heater for your home.
Tank water heaters are the most commonly used water heaters. A tank water heater utilizes a tank that holds a ready reservoir of hot water. The tank of water is heated and released when you turn on the hot water tap. As hot water is used, cold water is pumped into the bottom of the tank and the pilot light cycles on, ensuring that the tank is always full of water and water is being heated. Tank water heaters use natural gas, propane, fuel oil or electricity to operate. They typically last about 10 – 15 years, but usually have lost a significant amount of efficiency by year 10.
Tankless water heaters are designed to heat water as you need it, which means that everyone in your family will be able to use hot water anytime on demand. Whenever someone turns on the hot water tap, the tankless water heater springs into action. Cold water flows into the heater and is instantly heated by copper and brass water ways known as exchangers. The result is endless hot water in a matter of seconds.
With a tankless water heater, the hot water temperature is set by you and will always remain the same. This should eliminate any incidences of burns or scalding water. When you’re done using the hot water, the tankless water heater will shut down until it is needed again.
Aside from being more space effective (most units are a quarter of the size of conventional heaters), tankless water heaters also provide unobstructed heat transfer. Because water is not actually stored in a tankless water heater, mineral build-up does not occur. This enables a tankless water heater to perform at the highest level for upwards of 20 years or more.
The initial cost of a tankless water heater is higher than that of a tank water heater. However, they have lower operating and energy costs, which offset the higher price tag and they last significantly longer. They also have easily replaceable parts that extend their life by many more years.
For tank or tankless water heater repairs, maintenance or installations, call the professionals at Roby Plumbing at 704.334.6447 to schedule service.