Water Heaters Repair and Replacement
We offer a full range of water heaters to take care of your family's hot-water needs; from basic economy models to the highest efficiency units available, including the latest in wall-mounted, space-saving tankless models, and hybrid heat pump models. And all of our water heaters and installations are backed by the best warranties in the business.
Did you know... The average life expectancy of a water heater is only about 8 to 12 years. And when it fails, it can leave a mess! Don’t flood your basement or your home! All water heaters leak, eventually. It's a fact! If your water heater is over 10 years old, be proactive, and replace it with a new water heater before it fails!
Heating your water is the 3rd largest energy user in the home.
Did you know that heating your water accounts for about 14% of your utility bill? That can be a large sum of money, so here are some things to think about before you purchase your new water heater.
Water Heater Capacity, Energy Efficiency, and Cost
It is important to consider capacity when you choose the water heater for your home. The first-hour rating (FHR) is the amount of hot water (measured in gallons) that the water heater can supply in an hour when the tank is full. The most important factors in correctly sizing your water heater are the FHR and the tank size. A properly sized water heater will provide the hot water you need without over-producing, which means you will save money with lower energy usage. Ask Air Butler to help you size and then install your new water heater.
The energy efficiency of a storage water heater is indicated by its Energy Factor (EF). The EF value becomes higher as the efficiency of the water heater increases. However, a higher EF value doesn’t always mean it will operate at lower costs. You also have to consider the fuel sources. Choosing an Energy Star rated unit and a tank with at least 1.5 inches of foam insulation is advised.
Remember to think about the operating cost of your water heater and not just the equipment cost. You may save money on the water heater but your utility bills may be higher.
Tankless Water Heater Repair and Installation
Tankless gas water heaters are today's most popular "green" hot water solution. No matter how many body sprays and showerheads, no matter how deep the whirlpool, you will not run out of hot water with a properly sized tankless water heating system.
Tankless gas water heaters are more energy-efficient than conventional tank heaters because they eliminate the need to maintain a large supply of pre-heated water. Tankless units provide hot water on-demand at a precise temperature needed, so there is no storage and therefore no need to expend energy heating that stored water.
About the size of a medicine cabinet, tankless water heaters can easily be mounted to the wall. Convenient digital controls make it easy to adjust the temperature - for convenience as well as safety.
Benefits of tankless (demand or instantaneous) water heaters
- Tankless water heaters may reduce your energy costs by as much as 35% a year by only heating water when you need it.
- A tankless water heater is up to 40% more energy efficient than a tank natural gas water heater and up to 55% more efficient than a tank electric water heater.
- Tankless water heaters reliably provide hot water at the preset temperature whenever you need it. Properly sized tankless water heaters will provide hot water for every shower, even when you’re the fourth person in line.
- Professionally maintained tankless water heaters can last twice as long as a tank water heater… 20 years as compared to 10 years.
- Tankless water heaters take up less space than a tank; so, there are more options on where it can be installed in your home.
- Tankless water heaters can be safer because they only operate when hot water is needed and they don’t constantly heat and reheat water. Some tankless water heater models have monitoring systems that provide information about water pressure and flow; and, it may be able to automatically turn off the heater if the system fails.