Having Trouble With Your Tankless Or Conventional Water Heater? We’re Here To Help With Everything From Repairs To Installation
You knew that becoming a parent meant the end of hot meals, but why did no one warn you you’d lose your hot showers, too? Thanks to your teenagers, you can’t remember the last time you had a long, hot, luxurious shower. It seems you’re always the last in line, and with your schedule, you don’t have time to wait and wait for the water to warm up.
Good news: that’s not how it should be or how it must be.
Here at APCO Plumbing, we install tankless and conventional water heaters — and make repairs to both — and we can make sure your water heater is providing you with the hot water you need, when you need it.
Conventional Vs Tankless Water Heaters
Both conventional and tankless water heaters have their benefits. Here’s what you need to know about each and how they differ:
Conventional Water Heaters
Conventional water heaters have a tank that holds the hot water (which is continuously heated) so that the water is ready to go to whichever area of the house it’s needed in when it’s needed. That means there’s hot water on demand, but in a limited supply. You only have as much hot water on reserve as your water heater’s tank can hold. Of course, if your tank is big enough to meet the hot water demands of your home, then you’re golden.
The downside to a conventional water heater is that tanks can burst or leak, which can be seriously damaging to basements and utility areas, and that once the hot water reserve in your tank has run out, it can take a while for your supply of hot water to replenish.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters don’t have a tank — they simply heat the water up the moment it’s needed. That means you can have endless amounts of hot water available to you, without the need for a large storage tank. This is a perk because it saves space, saves energy (you’re not continuously heating water you don’t need), and it protects your home against potential flooding due to a burst or leaky water heater tank.
The downside is, your tankless water heater may not be able to keep up with your demands if you use a great deal of hot water in a short amount of time.
How To Know If Your Water Heater Is Failing Or Needs To Be Repaired Or Replaced
Is your water heater failing? Here are some tell-tale signs that your water heater is starting to go or is in need of some repairs:
- Your water heater’s pilot light won’t stay lit
- Your water is discolored (likely due to sediment/mineral buildup inside the tank)
- You never seem to have enough hot water
- Your water gets too hot or takes too long to get hot
If you suspect your water heater may be in need of some TLC, call APCO Plumbing at 678-756-7258 to request an inspection today. We’d be happy to come out to your Carroll County or neighboring area home and take a look. Once we’re there, we’ll discuss your family’s hot water needs and make the necessary repairs to your water heater, or install a new water heater that will better meet your needs.
Don’t forget — estimates are always free with APCO Plumbing, and we back all our work with our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.