Water Heater Installation and Service in Harbeson, DE
How’s your water heater working? Not as well as it should be? Give us a call here at Peninsula. We can repair or replace your electric, gas, or tankless water heater in Harbeson, Delaware. You might need a routine service, or it could be time to install a new, more efficient unit. Contact us for a free estimate.
How Water Heaters Work
Electric Water Heaters
An electric water heater has two metal heating elements: upper and lower. Cold water is delivered to the bottom of the tank, where the lower heating element warms it up. The upper heating element is only activated when there is a high demand for hot water.
Gas Water Heaters
Gas water heaters work similarly to electric units, in that the cold water is delivered to the bottom of the tank and then heated. However, the water is heated by a gas burner rather than a metal heating element.
Tankless Water Heaters
The tankless water heater is gaining a reputation for energy efficiency and reliability. It heats water on demand (it is sometimes called an “on-demand” water heater) and therefore uses less energy overall. There are two types of tankless water heaters: point-of-use, which delivers hot water to one specific point, and whole-house, which produces enough hot water for an entire household’s use. They can be powered by gas, propane, or electricity.
Which Water Heater Is Right for You?
Choosing the right water heater for your home depends on many factors. Each type has its own characteristics to consider.
- Electric water heaters usually cost slightly less to purchase and are easy to maintain. They heat water quickly and many are highly energy-efficient.
- Gas water heaters typically have a higher purchase price, but can cost less to operate. Tank-style gas water heaters are not affected by power outages.
- Tankless water heaters generally require a higher upfront cost, but can shrink energy usage by up to 30 percent. They are compact, taking up little space, and are a good choice for vacation houses or homes occupied only part-time.
The choice may be obvious, depending on your home’s access to a gas line or other features, but we are always happy to answer any questions you have! If you want to know more about the water heaters Peninsula offers, please give us a call at 302-629-3001302-629-3001.
Water Heater Maintenance and Repair in Harbeson, DE
Peninsula recommends having your water heater inspected once a year by a professional service tech. This way, any potential problems can be identified before they require repairs. Over time, sediment can build up in the tank, causing your water heater to run less effectively. We can drain and flush the tank to get it clean and working efficiently again. We perform water heater repair on units of any make and model, whether we installed them or not!
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