Your water heater is an absolute necessity for your home to function. Water heaters allow us to cook, clean, bathe, and heat our homes. A lack of hot water is not only an inconvenience, but it can cause serious health risks if left untreated.
If your water heater stops working unexpectedly, Roto-Rooter provides 24-hour emergency water heater service, so you will have hot water again as quickly as possible—the same day in most cases.
We are able to provide immediate service because our plumbing and drain experts have knowledge and expertise working with a variety of water heaters. Learn more about the type of water heater you have below:
Types Of Water Heaters
Conventional Water Heater
Conventional water heaters last about 11 years and store water in a tank and are available in a variety of gallon capacities. Electric or gas energy is required to maintain the water at a set temperature until a faucet is turned on and water is pulled through the pipe.
Many homeowners have turned to newer conventional water heaters, as they are more energy efficient and can reduce water heating bills by about 7 percent.
Tankless Water Heater
There are many benefits to a tankless water heater. They are typically considered more energy efficient because they heat water only as it is needed, they take up less space, and they last as long as 15-20 years. They can also help reduce your water heating bills by as much as 30 percent. However, tankless water heaters may require larger gas lines, special venting, or additional electric circuits that add to the upfront costs.
Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater
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.
Solar Water Heater Systems
Solar water heater systems use the sun’s energy to generate hot water for your home. Solar water heaters are either passive or active:
- Passive solar water heating systems are typically less expensive than active systems, but they’re usually not as efficient. However, passive systems can be more reliable and may last longer.
- Active solar water heating systems utilize pumps and controls to circulate water into the home.
Water Heater Replacement
If a replacement water heater is necessary, a Roto-Rooter water heater expert will help you determine which one is right for your home and budget, taking into consideration your family’s water heating needs and energy usage expectations. Roto-Rooter is able to install a water heater of almost any type or brand, including a tankless water heater. If you would like to learn more about how to install a water heater, you can read about Roto-Rooter’s water heater installation process.
Contact Roto-Rooter Today for Water Heater Repairs or Replacements
For assistance with your water heater, call us at 800-438-7686 or contact us online.
*All services may not be available at all locations