The Department of Energy (DOE) has passed new regulations and restrictions on all residential hot water tanks manufactured after April 16, 2015, across the country.
These new standards are going to drastically increase the size and efficiency of all new hot water tanks! Now is the time to act and save! Contact us today for a free no-obligation estimate.
What This Means for You and Your Hot Water
After April 16, 2015:
Prices on all new hot water tanks will increase by at least 25%
New unit’s performance could decrease in an effort to save energy
New unit sizes will be larger, especially in diameter, due to added insulation
Increased noise pollution is possible with new hot water tanks
More complex water heaters will require additional maintenance costs
Increased Price for Reduced Performance
Due to the expanded insulation and concerted efforts to conserve energy, the new tanks are expected to moderately reduce performance standards. In order to reach these new levels of efficiency, however, additional complexity in construction and materials will increase unit prices by a projected 25% across the board.
Unit Size and Your Home
If your hot water tank is in a closet or otherwise cramped area, there is a very high probability the new unit sizes will not fit in the same space. This could result in thousands of dollars in additional remodeling costs or triple the investment in a tankless unit.
How Old is Your Hot Water Tank?
The manufacturer’s warranty on any water heater over six years old has likely expired, and now that unit is on borrowed time. Not sure how old your tank is? Call us today and we can help you find out.
For more information read this article by Consumer Report: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/03/read-this-before-replacing-your-water-heater/index.htm
If you’re in the market for a new water heater, then you may have noticed there are a number of different system types, brands and sizes on the market today, probably more than there have ever been. As one of the major appliances in the home, your water heater is incredibly important to the functionality of your plumbing system as a whole. If you find it difficult to imagine your life without a hot shower, then you know just what we mean. Make sure that you hire a professional to guide you through the water heater installation and replacement process at the Lake of the Ozarks. We offer tank, tankless and heat pump water heaters.
The water heater experts at Central MO All Service offer quality water heater installation and replacement services throughout the Lake area.
Water Heater Installation Options
It’s important to make sure that you get the water heater that you want. We can help you consider your options in light of your budgetary requirements and hot water preferences. There are basically three options to select from for your new water heater installation: tank, tankless and heat pump. Let’s take a look at each in more detail.
Tank water heater
Still the most popular type of water heater on the market today, the tank water heater uses a large, cylindrical reservoir to keep a constantly heated supply of water ready to be distributed throughout your home. Check out this informative article on Energy.gov. http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/storage-water-heaters
The gas water heater works by the process of convection, or rising heat. Water is injected into the bottom of a tank through a dip tube. Once the cold water at the bottom is heated by the gas burner (located at the bottom of the tank) it naturally rises and is replaced by more cold water which then begins to be heated. The hot water is then taken up by the hot water pipe located near the top of the tank.
The electric water heater usually contains two resistance heating elements, on at the bottom and one at the top of the tank. A switch that senses the water temperature delivers power to these heating elements. When you open a hot water tap, cold water enters into the tank through the bottom and activates the heating elements until the water is heated.
Tankless water heater
Tankless water heaters are also called instantaneous, continuous flow, inline, flash, on-demand, or instant-on water heaters. They heat the water instantly as it moves through the device, instead of containing it for a long period of time. Tankless water heaters come in small sizes that can be placed at more than one point-of-use in your home such as the kitchen or the bathroom. They also come in larger sizes so that one heater can heat water for the whole home. They have been popular in Europe and Japan for quite some time but are only recently growing in popularity in the U.S. Check out this web site for more information:http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/tankless-or-demand-type-water-heaters
How Does It Work?
When you turn on your shower, sink, tub, or washing machine, the heater’s water flow turbine senses this and starts the heating process. A signal is sent from the water turbine to the control board which looks at the difference between the incoming water temperature and the desired water temperature in. the water circulates through the copper heat exchanger and provides you with a continuous stream of water at the desired temperature. When you turn off the hot water tap, the tankless water heater goes on standby mode and is ready for whenever it senses the next demand for hot water.
Tank or Tankless
High efficiency tankless water heaters can last up to 20+ years but the initial cost is more than a traditional tank style water heater. Energy.gov reports that homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, tankless water heaters can be 24%–34% more energy efficient than tank water heaters. They can be 8%–14% more energy efficient for homes that use a lot of hot water -- around 86 gallons per day. You can achieve even greater energy savings of 27%–50% if you install a small tankless water heater at each hot water outlet. ENERGY STAR® estimates that a typical family can save up to $100 or more per year with an ENERGY STAR qualified tankless water heater. Check out this article when deciding which type of water heater is the best choice for you:http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/which-water-heater-right-youAlso check out the You Tube video below.
This article will help you select the appropriate size water heater for your family:
Also discuss these issues with the water heater specialists at Central MO All Service Plumbing and they will help guide you.
Heat pump water heater
This type uses the surrounding ambient air of your home to heat your water supply. It works just like a heat pump and is often supplemented with a conventional heat exchanger. Check out this web site for more information:http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/heat-pump-water-heaters
It’s incredibly important to make sure that your water heater is kept in good shape for years to come. But problems do arise over time, even with high quality and well maintained systems. We can take care of any water heater repair needs that you may have at the Lake, whether your system has completely broken down or simply cannot meet your hot water expectations. At the first sign of trouble, get in touch with one of our water heater repair technicians so that we can fix it sooner than later. Allowing problems to fester only leads to further trouble down the line.
Inadequate hot water
It’s important to make sure you have adequate hot water throughout the home. No one enjoys a cold shower or only dingy whites. If you notice that your hot water capacity has declined significantly, then make sure you get in touch with a professional plumber to remedy the situation.
Water heater doesn’t start up
A failure to ignite or to turn at all can indicate a number of problems with your water heater, from the thermostat to the electric ignition. Our plumbers are adept at diagnosing such issues and can figure out a solution quickly.
If your water heater has a major and permanent breakdown, then it’s fairly obvious that you need a new one for your home. But there are other signs that you might need water heater replacement service. For example, if you find that the frequent repair costs of your existing water heater have become too much to bear or you are concerned about the efficiency of your water heater, then you may want to replace your model instead of continuing to repair it. This can have several advantages, including improved performance, reduced repair costs, and reduced energy costs.
Call Central Mo All Service Plumbing today to learn more about our water heater service at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Does your water heater make a strange or loud noise? Do you find that your energy bills have spiked in recent months? Would you like to improve your water heater’s performance? At Central MO All Service Plumbing, we not only install new systems from scratch and replace old models, but we also offer ongoing water heater repair and maintenance services throughout the Lake area. No matter what seems to be ailing your water heater, whether you have a tank, tankless, or heat pump model, we can provide a solution. You can depend on our team of water heater technicians.
As a licensed and insured company, you know that you can rely on our plumbers to find a solution to your plumbing problems without putting your home at risk. Let the team of experts at Central MO All Service Plumbing & Excavation plumbing repair - water heater - water leak - leak detection - clogged pipes and maintenance services at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Every home and most businesses have a water heater. You probably don’t spend much time thinking about the water heater until, one morning, you go to take a shower and there is no water. You may or may not know how water heaters work, or how to maintain one at Central MO All Service Plumbing we can help?
Don’t let yourself go without hot water for long, our plumbing services are available whether you need them in first thing on Monday morning, on the weekend or even on a holiday, for no extra charge. Whether your tank is leaking or just not working properly, call Central MO today and you will have hot water, today! Central Mo All Service Plumbing & Excavation septic tank repair - septic system installation - sewer clog - grinder pumps and lift station repair are other services we can assist you with.
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