Having water heater problems? Nothing can be more inconvenient than when your water heater quits. Or maybe your growing family requires more hot water than your current heater can produce. Are your energy bills through the roof and you suspect your aging hot water heater contributes to the problem? Don’t fret, call Redding’s – your local water heater experts! We offer water heater sales, replacement, installation and repairs of ALL water heating equipment makes and models. To learn more about our available home generator products read on or you can call 609-924-0166 to set up a free on-site estimate. You can also complete the contact form on this page.
With almost 100 years of experience, our gas, hot water and on demand water heater service experts will diagnose, repair and get your heater going again in no time. In addition, our sales professionals can make recommendations for replacement water heater equipment based on the age, efficiency and type of hot water heater you currently own if you would like. We recommend Bradford White products, and can sell and service all makes and models such as Rheem, Rudd, State, AO Smith, Rinnai, Nortiz, Navien and Takagi to name some of the most recognizable brands. We’ll provide all your options, so you can decide wh–at’s right for your home, family and budget.
In our area, themost common types of water heaters are storage tank water heaters and demand or tankless water heaters.
Traditional storage water heaters have an insulated 30 to 80 gallon storage tank where water is always kept hot and ready for use. The size of your home and the number of people and appliances that will draw hot water will determine the size of your storagetank. Fuel options for this type of water heater include electric, natural gas, propane and oil. Often the most economical option, this type of water heating equipment has standby energy losses, because the water is always kept hot.
The latest technology, tankless water heaters, are another option. This type of water heating equipment circulates water through a large coil and is heated only when there is demand using natural gas or electricity. There is no water storage tank that continuously maintains hot water. Tankless water heaters are more expensive up front than storage water heaters; however, they are very energy efficient. One drawback to this type of technology is the limited number of fixtures that can draw hot water at the same time. However, there is a constant supply of hot water and the standby energy losses are eliminated. If you have a large family or a large house you may need numerous units or you may want to stick with a traditional water heater.
According to ENERGY STAR, heating water accounts for approximately 15 percent of a home’s energy use. High efficiency water heaters use 10 to 50 percent less energy than standard models, saving homeowners money on their utility bills. Actual energy savings from high efficiency water heaters depends on family size, heater location, and the size and placement of water pipes.
Each year traditional and on demand water heating technology advances and the equipment overall becomes more energy efficient. If your water heater is over 10 years old, you may want to call Redding’s with your equipment information in hand (age, brand, model #) for a professional evaluation.
The secret to extending the life of your water heater is soft water. You know you have hard water if you regularly see spotting on your faucets and fixtures. Minerals in the hard water build up the water heater tank, causing it to corrode. This can reduce the life and efficiency of your hot water tank. A water softener can solve the problem. Or else, you can periodically drain 7-10 gallons of water from your water heater, which removes the mineral build-up in the bottom of the tank.
There are many variables that can impact the lifespan of a water heater including the mineral content of your water. Be sure to let us know what your water quality is like when you call. If you’ve started experiencing period problems it may be time to look at replacing your water heater, before it quits just when you need it most.
Call Redding’s for prompt, quality water heater repairs and installations. We look forward to doing business with you!
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