Water Heaters Repair & Replacement
If your water looks rusty, has an odor, your water heater is making unusual noises, or if you see water leaking around the base of the water heater, it’s time to make the call to have your water heater repaired or replaced. Allied Plumbing & Sewer Services will pinpoint the problem and advise you of your repair options. If replacing your equipment is the most cost-effective solution, we will walk you through the types of water heaters available and the features of each so you can make the selection that’s right for you.
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Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters only heat the water that you actually need at any given time. A flow sensor detects when you open the faucet. At that point the gas valve opens and the burners fire up. The heater measures the incoming water temperature and calculates how quickly the water should flow past the burners.
Conventional Water Heaters
Conventional water heaters, or storage tanks, are the most common type of water heater. They consist of an insulated tank in which water is heated and stored until needed. There is also a temperature and pressure-relief valve, which opens if the pre-set level is exceeded. This valve is a safety feature that prevents your water tank from exploding when pressure reaches 150 pounds per square inch or the temperature climbs to 210 degrees Fahrenheit.
A gas water heater typically uses less energy and costs less to operate than an electric water heater, although gas models may cost more initially.
Tankless Coil and Indirect Water Heaters
The tankless coil and indirect water heater uses a home’s space heating system to heat water. They are a part of integrated or combination water and space heating systems. These operate on an on-demand basis, saving you money.
Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters
A hybrid water heater combines conventional tank storage with a heat pump that extracts heat from the air and uses it to help heat the water. A hybrid water heater uses your existing water and electrical connections, and can reduce water heating costs by almost 60 percent.
Solar Water Heaters
The suns thermal energy heats the fluid in the solar collectors. Then, this fluid passes through a heat exchanger in the storage tank, transferring the heat to the water. The non-freezing fluid then cycles back to the collectors. Solar water heaters are one of two types – passive or active. Passive solar water heating systems are generally less expensive than an active system, but usually not as efficient.