When you rely on Doug Hambel’s Plumbing for water heater repair or replacement, you can expect honest service from a skilled and trustworthy professional.
We offer emergency water heater service so you have hot water again quickly as possible – often in the same day.
If a replacement water heater is necessary, our trained and trusted plumbers will help you determine which type of water heater is right for your home and budget. We take into consideration your family’s specific water heating needs and expectation of energy usage in your home.
We check for warranty information as well and guide you to the best product for your needs at the best price possible with the least amount of stress.
Types of Water Heaters
Conventional water heaters store water in a tank and are available in a variety of gallon capacities to suit your needs. Either electric or gas energy is required to maintain water temperature until water is pulled through the pipe by turning on a faucet.
Most conventional water heaters last an average of 11 years. More energy efficient models can reduce water heating bills by about 7 percent.
A tankless water heater is considered a more energy efficient heater because they heat water only as needed. The heater goes to on only when the tap is turned on. A tankless water heater usually requires less space with some even hanging on the wall.
These heaters often use larger gas lines and special venting or additional electric circuits that add to the upfront costs. However, a tankless water heater has a life expectancy of 15-20 years and may reduce water heating bills by as much as 30 percent.
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 existing water and electrical connections and can reduce water heating costs by almost 60 percent.