Water Heater Repair and Installation Morton Grove, IL
Do you know that water heater maintenance is as important as HVAC system maintenance? Although most people know that air conditioner and furnace maintenance is the best way to keep heating and cooling systems in good repair, many homeowners don’t realize that hot water heaters need maintenance as well. The average Morton IL water heater can account for up to 15 percent of your total energy costs. A system that’s not maintained can consume even more energy.
Water Heater Maintenance
A trained technician can examine your water heater’s pressure relief valve, joint seal and high limit controls for proper operation. Your technician will also inspect the unit for leaks, sediment, blockages and corrosion. Regular maintenance can ensure safe operation and alert you when it’s time for a new water heater installation.
How Do I Know If I Need Water Heater Repair?
These symptoms can indicate a need for water heater repair or replacement:
- Less hot water is available
- Water takes longer to get hot
- Cloudy water
- Unit makes banging noises
- Corrosion on the bottom of the tank
- Water pooling beneath the tank
Most water heaters last for about ten years. If your unit is in that age range, it’s probably better to replace it than to repair it.
What Are Tankless Water Heaters?
Tankless water heaters are high-efficiency units that produce hot water on an as-needed basis. Because they don’t store hot water, they use less energy and can lower utility bills. When the hot water faucet is turned on, cold water runs through a pipe that’s heated by a gas burner or an electrical element. The water becomes hot immediately and is available for use, although flow decreases when hot water is being used in multiple locations at the same time. To achieve enough flow to meet demand, you may need additional units.
Is A Tankless Water Heater Right For Me?
If you use less than 40 gallons of hot water per day, these units can be 24 to 34 percent more efficient than traditional gas water heaters and electric water heaters. If you use closer to 85 gallons of hot water per day, they can be 8 to 14 percent more efficient. With a separate unit at every hot water outlet, the units can be from 27 to 50 percent more efficient. To learn how much you could save with a high-efficiency water heater, air conditioner or furnace installation, contact the residential HVAC efficiency experts at Gartner Heating & Cooling in Morton Grove, IL.