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It really is impossible to overstate just how important the water heater in your home is. If in doubt, just take a moment to consider the many, many tasks that you rely upon hot water for each and every day. Once you have, you may just discover a new appreciation for your water heater.

Considering just how much you do rely on your water heater, it is important that you schedule your water heater installation, replacement, repair and maintenance services with qualified professionals. That is why you should give Mark Lindsay and Son Plumbing & Heating Inc a call. Contact us for outstanding water heater services in Northern New Jersey. We’ll help you to heat water reliably and efficiently.

What Type of Water Heater Is Right for Me?

Investing in a new water heater is a considerable financial undertaking for most homeowners. That’s why you should really take the time necessary to weigh your options carefully and to choose your new water heater confidently. There are 3 options available from the professionals on our staff.

  • Tank water heaters are the ones that most homeowners are familiar with. Using gas or electricity, these water heaters heat water and then store that water in an insulated tank.
  • Tankless water heaters are also referred to as on–demand water heaters. This is due to the fact that they heat only the water that is called for, as it passes through the system.
  • Heat pump water heaters make use of the heat in the air surrounding them in order to heat water for use throughout one’s home. This makes them a very efficient option.

We Install and Replace Electric Water Heaters and Gas Water Heaters

Choosing the style of water heater that you’ll use in your home is only the first step in choosing your new water heater. You see, you must also choose what type of fuel you’ll use to heat water. Natural gas is a very popular option, though many homes need to use electric water heaters due to a lack of natural gas access. We offer both gas and electric water heater installations.

If you have an old water heater that really does not suit your user preferences, or if you are concerned about a failing water heater in your home, just let us know. We can handle your water heater replacement in Clifton, NJ as well. When we replace your water heater, you can count on the job being done right from start to finish.

Keep Water Heater Repairs to a Minimum with Routine Maintenance

If you are serious about getting not only the most effective and reliable performance possible from your water heater in Clifton, NJ, but the most efficient performance as well, then routine maintenance is a must. When you allow a trained professional to inspect and tune up your water heater on a regular basis, you can rest assured in knowing that your system is in fine working condition, and that it is operating safely.

Of course, no amount of maintenance is going to completely eliminate the risk of problems developing with your water heater. Keep an eye out for signs of trouble, so that you can schedule prompt water heater repairs. These warning signs may include:

  • Water frequently running cold
  • Signs of rust or corrosion on the water heater
  • Water pooling around the water heater
  • Frequently tripped breaker/Pilot going out
  • Loud, unfamiliar sounds

Whatever the issue may be, our fine plumbers can guarantee the successful repair of your water heater.

 


 

Tank Water Heaters

Bradford White Water Heater
Bradford White Water Heater

Pros:

  • Proven technology that home owners know and trust. The straightforward system has been around for years and works well.
  • Lower product cost and low installation cost. Installation is fairly simple.
  • Energy Star tanks are now available. As of this year, the Energy Star program certifies conventional high-efficiency gas water heaters, so it’s possible to save energy and money. Units must have an energy factor of .62.

Cons:

  • Conventional tanks are always on. No matter how energy efficient it is, a storage tank cycles on a regular basis to heat and reheat water at a preset temperature, using energy to heat the water whether a homeowner needs it or not.
  • Big and bulky. Most storage tanks take up precious real estate in a mechanical or laundry room, especially in smaller homes such as apartments, condos, or townhouses.
  • May be inadequate. Depending on the capacity and household hot water needs, a conventional storage tank may not be able to meet demand. If not sized correctly for peak demand, tank water heaters will run out of hot water.
  • Less versatile installation. The unit needs a fairly large space for installation and cannot be located outside the home.
  • Less durable. The life expectancy of a conventional hot water tank is about 12 to 15 years.

Tankless Water Heaters

Navien Water Heater
Navien Water Heater

Pros:

  • Saves energy. The unit only operates when there is a demand for hot water, which can reduce its energy cost by about 25% annually.
  • Highly efficient. The most efficient storage tank has an energy factor of about .67, but, according to Energy Star, some tankless units have energy factors as high as .95.
  • Reliable. If a unit is sized properly, a gas tankless heater can deliver a continuous supply of water at a preset temperature (plus or minus one degree) at a rate of typically 2 gallons to 5 gallons per minute. The units never run out of hot water, though the flow rate may be inadequate during times of peak demand.
  • Compact size. The typical tankless heater is about the size of a small suitcase, which takes up significantly less space than a conventional tank.
  • Durable. It has a life expectancy of 20 years or more.
  • Versatile. The unit is easy to zone and it can go almost anywhere in the house. It also can be installed outside on a wall.

Cons:

  • Tankless units cost about twice as much as traditional storage tanks.
  • Installation is expensive. In addition to the high product cost, installation for the unit and the necessary piping can be pricey. They also need very good venting, which is also expensive.
  • Retrofit can be pricey and complicated. Unlike a traditional tank, retrofitting a home with a tankless unit can require different venting and gas piping.
  • Best performance comes from gas units. Though gas-fired tankless units are great performers for whole-house use, electric units are woefully inadequate. Electric units are not Energy Star-rated.

 

 Let the experts at Mark Lindsay & Son Plumbing & Heating Inc help explain all the details and customize a solution that’s right for you.
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