Bloomington Water Heater Repair & Replacement
Water Heater Services Throughout Normal & Central Illinois
How do you know when it’s time to replace a water heater? When you call Covenant Plumbing, we will help you decide if it’s time to replace your water heater and guide you to a water heater replacement that is best for the needs of your Bloomington-Normal home. Covenant Plumbing offers water heater installations or water heater repairs, with a promise of professional service from skilled plumbing experts every time. When we install a new water heater, our water heater experts will ensure that any gas and electrical connections are handled safely, and the water heater is installed properly.
Our Water Heater Services Include:
- Hot Water Heater Installations
- Tankless Water Heater Installations
- Tankless Water Heater Repairs
- Water Heater Repairs
- Gas Line Repairs
Water Heater Replacement in Bloomington-Normal
Whether you have a tankless system or a hot water heater with a tank, our hot water heater technicians can properly diagnose your problems and help you choose to repair or replace.
Every mechanical object has a lifespan. Over time, it might make more sense to replace rather than continuing to make repairs on your hot water heater system. If you choose to replace, our professionals will help you find the best replacement unit for your your home. For the highest quality replacements, trust our expert plumbers at Covenant Plumbing!
Types of Water Heaters
Water heater service is often overlooked, but your water heater is one of the most important pieces of technology in your home. The right water heater can keep your baths and showers comfortable, your dishes clean, and your clothes washed—all at a temperature that works best for the soaps you’re using.
Heating water accounts for up to 20 percent of the average Bloomington home’s energy budget. Some gas-fired tankless water heaters claim to cut energy costs by up to half. But their added up-front costs mean it pays to look before you leap.
Storage-Tank Water Heaters
Conventional tank-type water heaters consist of steel cylinders that are fed by a water pipe that dips into a large storage tank. The water inside this tank is heated up and then released into the pipes of your home through a hot-water pipe on top of the tank. Another pipe that emerges from the tank includes the temperature and pressure-relief valve, which opens if you exceed a preset level. You’ll also find a drain valve near the tank bottom, and a control unit outside for setting temperatures and controlling the pilot-light valve.
These types of hot water heaters are generally powered by natural gas because it is more economical to power them with gas than with electricity. Gas water heaters cost more than electric water heaters to install initially, but end up costing about half as much to run – saving you substantial amounts of money on your utility bill in the long run.
Tankless Water Heater Installation
Tankless hot water heaters can help you save even more on utility bills because they do not have a large tank of hot water that needs to be heated up before providing your home with hot water. These suitcase sized hot water heaters heat water only as needed and provide your home with hot water on demand. Endless hot water, additional storage space, and lower energy bills are just a few reasons Bloomington-Normal homeowners are switching to tankless water heaters. Tankless water heaters should last 5-10 years longer than tank models with proper maintenance.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates gas-fired tankless heaters save an average of $108 in energy costs per year over their traditional tank counterparts, while electric tankless heaters save $44 per year.
They do cost quite a bit more to purchase and install, typically costing about twice that of a standard 50-gallon gas water heater. That being said, the expected lifespan of a tankless water heater is between 15-20 years, which is nearly double that of a tank-style. The manufacturer warranty is usually about twice that of a tank-style also. There are many circumstances where a tankless water heater would be of great benefit for a busy household.
Call today or contact us online for hot water heater replacement in Bloomington-Normal!
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