Are you shopping around for a new water heater? Or maybe you’re looking to get your current one repaired. Our technicians are familiar with all brands and models of heaters, and we’ll even recommend the most efficient one for your family’s needs. Schuler Service provides top water heater repair and installation services in Allentown, PA. Take a look at our client reviews to see what your neighbors are saying about our work!
Types of Water Heaters
There are two main types of water heaters: conventional tank heaters and tankless heaters. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. If you’re not sure which one is best for your home, let us know and we’ll be happy to help you decide.
Conventional tank heaters: The most common water heater found in homes is the conventional tank heater. These units heat incoming water from your home’s plumbing system and store it in a large insulated tank until ready for use.
The conventional water heater can be fueled by natural gas, propane, fuel oil, or electricity. You should be aware of the fuel prices in your area. Electric heaters are generally a larger investment, more so than the other types.
One drawback with conventional water heaters is that during high use, they can easily run out of hot water. Family members may have to wait quite a while for a shower or to wash dishes once the tank has been emptied of hot water.
Tankless water heaters: These tankless units are becoming more popular with homeowners. With this system, hot water is provided on demand and supplies about two to five gallons per minute. The system has larger upfront costs than conventional water heaters, but provides phenomenal energy savings in the long run.
Because these units are tankless, energy isn’t wasted with continuous reheating of unused water. Hot water is almost always available. This system is ideal for small households, but can prove troublesome with larger families that use a lot of hot water. If the tankless system is unable to keep up with your family’s hot water needs, additional heaters can be installed in strategic areas around the home, such as the laundry room, kitchen, or bathroom.
Keep in mind that water heater repairs and installations can be challenging. Whether tank or tankless, water heaters are complex systems that require professional assistance.
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Schuler Service has been perfecting the art of plumbing since 1923. Our industry has continued to change since then, with new standards and more advanced technology to help your home stay safe. But one thing has remained constant: our dedication to providing the best plumbing solutions. You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!