Water Heater Service From the Plumbing Experts serving Vancouver and Camas WA, Portland and Central Oregon
Need a new water heater? Water heaters can fail with little warning. If your unit is getting on in years, it’s a good idea to think about a replacement before it becomes urgent. When a water heater breaks, you’ll face at least a day or two with no hot water. Even worse, a busted unit may leak, damaging your home or creating a safety hazard.
High-Efficiency Water Heaters Save Energy and Money
In recent years, energy standards for water heaters have become more stringent. That’s good news for consumers who want to save money on utility bills.
Homeowners who buy a high-efficiency water heater may be eligible for a tax rebate.
Newer water heaters are much more efficient than older ones. Even if your current appliance is working well, you can potentially save energy by replacing it with a high-efficiency unit. Traditional tank water heaters have a lifespan of about 8 to 12 years. Tankless water heaters can last as long as 20 years.
Install the right water heater in your home
Choose a water heater based on your hot water usage, preference of power source, and budget. Simpson Plumbing can help you find the best unit for your needs. We install tank (both conventional and hybrid models) and tankless water heaters.
Here are the main types of heaters:
- Conventional: Newer-model tank water heaters have better insulation than older ones. They retain heat longer and use less energy. These familiar appliances come in various sizes.
- Hybrid: These tank water heaters use heat-pump technology. They’re more energy efficient than conventional models.
- Tankless: Energy-efficient and compact, tankless water heaters produce hot water on demand. Some models come with a small auxiliary tank to ensure the fast delivery of hot water.