If you’re replacing a water heater, you can always replace it with one of the same type and capacity, and most new water heaters are more efficient and use less energy than older water heaters. You should also consider whether you need a larger water heater, whether you’d like to change the fuel source (electric/gas), and whether a tankless, or on-demand water heater might be the best choice.
When looking for a water heater, consider these features:
- Gallon capacity (40-gallon and 50-gallon heaters are the most common)
- Recovery rate (the number of gallons the heater will heat in an hour)
- Dimensions (width and height — physical space may limit your ability to upgrade your unit’s capacity; will the heater fit in the space you have for it?)
- Energy efficiency ratings (a sticker on the side should list the estimated annual cost of operation for the unit)
Before making repairs or purchasing a new water heater, check the nameplate on the side of your current unit. Here you will find helpful information including the tank capacity, insulation R-value, installation guidelines, working pressure, model and serial number. If you have an electric water heater, the nameplate will also list the wattage capacity and voltage of the heating elements.
Rocket Rooter provides a complete selection of electric, gas, and tankless/instant water heaters of all sizes. Call us now and we’ll help you pick the right one!
Tankless/Instant/On-Demand Water Heaters
There are a lot of advantages to a tankless or instant water heater.
Instant Hot Water
As long as your tankless system has the capacity, you’ll never run out of hot water! Water is heated as it is supplied to your sink, shower or dishwasher, and the amount of hot water isn’t limited to the size of the tank!
Lower Energy Bills
A traditional water heater keeps the entire tank of water hot, all day, every day. By only heating water when it is going to be used, you can save up to 40% off the money you pay to heat your water.
Since there is no water tank, there is no water tank to corrode! This gives tankless water heaters up to double the lifespan of regular water heaters – sometimes as much as 20 years!
No tank = less space! Tankless water heaters are about the size of a small suitcase, which means that big tank will be gone, out of your way, and you can recapture some of the space it took up!
Clean, Fresh Water
Traditional water heaters often build up rust, scale and sediment, which can cause your water to take on funky tastes or odors – with a tankless water heater, you’re always heating fresh water.
Ready To Proceed?
Rocket Rooter is ready to help you with repair and replacement of your water heater, and to help you make the best choice – make, model, capacity, efficiency, durability, warranty – you name it! All our work is performed by certified professional plumbers and your satisfaction is guaranteed.