Selecting the Best Water Heaters in Naperville

January, 2014 by Alma Abell

Water heaters are often overlooked, as homeowners assume hot water will come out of a faucet when it is turned on. When only cold water comes out of the faucet, it is time to call a professional. At times a simple repair will restore hot water delivery, but at other times it may be more practical to replace the unit.

Most older water heaters were not very efficient when they were new. Over time, lime, calcium and other minerals build up inside the water heater, further reducing the unit’s efficiency. Water Heaters in Naperville that are more than a few years old are all candidates for replacement, as new, high efficiency units produce many more gallons of hot water water while lowering the overall cost of operation.

Homes where hot water must travel a great distance are good candidates for a newer type of water heater. On demand water heaters differ from traditional water heaters in that they only heat water that is actually being used at that time. Tank type water heaters heat water to a certain temperature and maintain that temperature at all times. That can consume large amounts of energy, and the problem is exacerbated when Water Heaters in Naperville are located on one end of a home and, for example, a bathroom is located at the other end of the home. Water traveling great distances means that a great deal of water is wasted while waiting for truly hot water to reach that remote room. An on demand heater can be located near the remote room and significantly reduce costs for heating the water actually used.

Smaller units may also be installed under kitchen sinks, for example, to reduce energy use and prevent wasting water. A local plumbing professional like Jim Dhamer Plumbing and Sewer Inc. can provide area homeowners with options to contain energy use and significantly reduce the amount of water wasted. Whenever a water heater needs to be replaced, or when upgrades to kitchen or bath areas are contemplated, consult a plumber before starting the work. Doing so could save consumers a great deal of money both now and in the future.

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