Dealing with a Broken Water Heater?
At Wilson Plumbing & Heating, we know how important it is to have a properly working water heater in your home, especially during Ohio winters. If your water heater has suddenly stopped working, you can rely on our team of emergency water heater repair experts to get your hot water flowing in no time. Our Akron water heater repair and installation pros know how to keep you comfortable!
Providing Southern Cleveland with Expert Water Heater Service
If you have a water heater that’s more than 12 years old, it’s probably time to look for a new one. Here at Wilson Plumbing & Heating, we can help you select from all the options available. Our job is to help you understand water heaters better, and know which kind is best for your Akron home and family.
You need to focus on three main ideas: How much hot water you need, your efficiency preferences, and your budget. Your answers will affect the size and the fuel source of your new water heater, which will, in turn, affect the price.
The types of water heaters we install in Akron include:
- Traditional water heaters
- Solar water heaters
- Tankless water heaters
- Indirect water heaters
- Heat pump water heaters
Each of these models provides different benefits for different needs. A tankless water heater might be best for a single person or small space. A heat pump water heater may work well for someone who wants the lowest energy bill possible. A solar model is a good choice for an environmentally-conscious customer. We are happy to assess your needs and preferences and suggest the best model for you.
Determining Your Water Needs
Each Akron household has different water needs. A new couple may use 50-60% less hot water than a family with three teenagers. We will take your family situation into consideration when we recommend a water heater size.
If you take showers every day along with running the dishwasher and washing machine, you may use 100 gallons of hot water every day. Yet a 55-gallon unit is probably sufficient for you because water heaters are measured by either first-hour rating or gallons-per-minute.
It all depends on the speed at which you use hot water. If four people take showers every morning in the space of 30 minutes, you will need a bigger system than if four people spread their showers out through the day and evening. Also, consider that a tankless model supplies one source at a time. If you frequently use the shower at the same time as the dishwasher, it may be best to install multiple units.
Your Budget Requirements
You want to get the best bargain for your dollar when you upgrade your water heater in Akron. The best advice is to buy the most efficient model for your budget. Heating water is nearly 20% of your total energy costs. If you buy a 55-gallon water heater, you will enjoy energy savings of 25-50% with a new model. You can compare fuel prices and annual operating costs to get an idea of what each water heater will cost. We can also suggest ways to reduce your hot water usage to help you save even more