Water Heater Maintenance, Repair & Installation in the Clearwater Valley and surrounding area
Save Space, Save Money, Keep the Heat
Everyone in Orofino can agree that you don’t want to run out of hot water, and you want to heat your water quickly yet affordably. An important part of not over-spending on your power bill is making sure your water heater is well-maintained and running smoothly. Alpine Heating & Sheetmetal can service any brand of water heater, both gas and electric models, as well as tanked and on-demand types.
There are a few signs to look out for that indicate your water heater needs servicing:
- A rattling sound or other odd noises from inside the tank can indicate hardened sediments which can be damaging over time.
- Water pooling or dripping around your heater is a leak, which is easily fixed.
- Rusty water from the taps means your pipes or tank are rusty and need to be inspected.
To service or diagnose a problem with your water heater and get professional yet affordable repairs for the communities of north-central Idaho, give our experts at Alpine Heating & Sheetmetal a call.
Water Heater Types
A hot bath or a steamy shower could not exist without a good water heater, and doing the dishes, laundry, and proper hand washing is a pain if the water takes too long to heat up. With a service life of around 8-12 years, most water heaters should be assessed for replacement around 10 years or so and trading up for a newer model with updated technology will improve your energy bill and water-heating capabilities.
The two basic types of water heaters to choose from:
Tankless, also known as “on demand” water heaters: The most energy efficient, with endless hot water. An on-demand water heater takes up very little space, as it is a compact, wall-mounted unit and there is no water being stored in a tank. The heater has a flow sensor which opens a gas valve when the hot water is turned on at the faucet, and the water is heated as it flows. A tankless water heater uses half the energy that a traditional tanked water heater uses. The only drawback to a tankless water heater is the upfront cost for the equipment and installation. However, they typically last longer and always lower your power bill.
Tanked water heaters: Conventional water heater which stores water in an up to 80-gallon tank and keeps this water heated using either gas or electric power. Once this tank is drained of hot water, it must refill and reheat before there is more hot water available. Tanked water heaters are typically easier to install and cost less money upfront, which can be the best option for some households.
When it’s time for a new water heater, schedule a free consultation with the licensed professionals at Alpine Heating & Sheetmetal. We will take the time to go over your options and help you figure out which new water heater will work best for your situation and budget.