A cold shower when you least expect it? No, thanks! If something’s wrong with your water heater, you want it fixed or replaced as soon as possible. But there are so many options with modern water heaters, you’ll need to take some time to consider your options and get expert input to make the right decision.
Choosing the right water heater depends on several factors. What is your budget? What is the primary source of energy in your home – gas or electricity? You’ll need to evaluate energy efficiency, installation costs, and storage capacity. Or you can forget storage capacity and explore the new tankless water heater options. So how do you decide?
Trust the experts at Kings Heating & Air Conditioning to help you make the right decision. We have years of experience and expertise with all types of water heaters, and we can help you make this critical decision. And when you’ve decided, we’ll install your new water heater and stand behind it with our great customer service.
Is it Time to Replace Your Water Heater?
On average, a water heater has about an 8 to 12 year lifespan. Depending on the age of your current heater, it might be time to start considering replacement. Or you may be able to tell simply because it’s not keeping up with your heating needs.
But there are other warning signs that might be easier to miss. And of course, a water heater failure can be not only inconvenient, but damaging as well. Leaks and the accompanying destruction can be expensive to repair.
A Kings Heating and Air Conditioning technician can come out and evaluate your water heater if you have any doubts or concerns. We can recommend small repairs that will keep you from bigger problems in the future. What’s more, we’ll tell you when it’s time to consider replacement, and we’ll help guide you to the right water heater at the right price.
Watch Out For:
- Rust or other contaminants in your water
- Strange noises
- Failure to heat
Types of Water Heaters
There are two main types of water heaters: conventional storage water heaters, and tankless water heaters.
In conventional storage water heaters, an insulated tank stores a quantity of hot water. The water is kept continuously hot by a variety of heat sources, such as natural gas, electricity, and others. The normal tank size is 50 gallons, but some units have bigger capacities, and some have smaller. The capacity is determined by the size of your home and the demands you’ll place on the unit. The water must be kept continuously hot even if no one is using it, so these conventional water heaters are often heavy users of energy.
With tankless water heaters, the water is heated by coils on demand without a tank. There is no waste, because only the water that is needed is heated. The initial investment is higher than conventional systems, but they carry incredible advantages. Tankless systems are smaller, making them easier to install. And they can handle pretty much any demand you throw at them, with a smaller carbon footprint. Since you’re only paying for the hot water that you actually use, they are incredibly energy efficient and light on your wallet.
How Do You Choose?
Buying a water heater isn’t something you do every day. It’s important you get it right. Kings Heating & Air Conditioning stocks water heaters from Rheem and Navien, two of the best and most reputable brands out there. We can guide you each step of the way so you make the best choice for you and your Lynnwood home or business.
Kings Heating and Air Conditioning are experts in water heaters. We give you dependable and accurate quotes – not estimates and guesses. We do the job right. We take care of your home or business as if it was our own. And we stand behind our work with customer service other companies simply can’t match.
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Are you considering a water heater? Join our hundreds of happy customers throughout Snohomish and most of King county. Call Kings today.