What Are The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Water Heaters?

Depending on the type of water heater your home or business has and your budget, the associated disadvantages and advantages vary. A tankless model is very expensive when compared to a tank heater as most models cost several thousand dollars to purchase and install. However, while the initial cost of a tankless heater is steep, tankless, gas-powered heaters do save owners money annually due to its energy efficient design. Additionally, tankless models have a longer lifespan (up to 30 years!) and produce hot water as soon as soon as a faucet is turned to the on position. On the other hand, a tank-style heater is between $200 and $800, and is not considered money-saving or energy efficient.

A storage tank water heater is more simplistic in operation, which means that repairs and maintenance can be less expensive. This model water heater has roughly half of the lifespan of its opponent. In addition, multiple showers or appliances operating simultaneously will drain the hot water tank, so time is required to allow for more water to adequately reheat.

How To Know If It’s Time To Schedule Service

There are a few common symptoms that indicate it is time for water heater repair. Note that the more heavily hot water is used in the home or business, the sooner or more often your heater may develop problems. Alternatively, a lightly-used tank may have fewer issues occur that are related to typical wear and tear. Below are three indicators that there is an issue with your water heater and service is necessary:

  • Water temperature is not as warm or hot as usual
  • Popping or rumbling noises are heard coming from the unit
  • Leaks around the hot water tank
  • Cloudy, rusty or muddy water

For water heater services in Auburn, CA, count on the technicians with Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Our HVAC professionals are available around the clock and are dedicated to providing cost-effective services through quality customer service.

Get An HVAC Checkup

Periodic HVAC tune-ups and maintenance save you money by allowing us to repair potential issues early and making sure the system operates at peak efficiency. Call Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule a checkup!

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