Which Type of Water Heater Is Right for You?
Water heaters come in many shapes and sizes. The most traditional ones come with a large tank. This container is typically located in the basement or crawl space and works by heating the water and keeping the supply warm for several hours. A tank storage system is adequate for many people who happen to have enough space, but it is not the only option.
To discover which system might be best, it is important to first discuss any unique preferences or needs with professionals. For example, having limited space beneath the house or the complete absence of a basement might mean a tankless unit would be a better fit. Alternatively, if the home already uses natural gas as its primary source of fuel, it could be optimum to use a condensing water heater, which transforms leftover gas fumes into heat and then warms the water. Our specialists will take all these factors into account, along with homeowners’ budgets, to ensure that they find a system that fulfills all their needs.
Signs that a Water Heater Is in Trouble
Manufacturers in the water heater industry have worked hard to extend the lifespan of systems, so they can supply warm water for longer than ever. Nevertheless, these dependable units still experience issues after a lot of use. In some cases, the problem may still be minor, where a part can be easily tweaked or cleaned. Other scenarios may require a piece to be taken out and repaired, or even replaced.
Speak to our techs whenever observing trouble signs like:
- Loud noises coming from the system, such as popping, buzzing, or whistling
- Water temperature that suddenly switches from hot to cold and back
- Leaking water coming out of the tank
- Debris coming out of the hot water tap
- Signs of rust or corrosion encrusted along the tank or floating in the water
No one wants to deal with a broken water heater, so give our team at Vivid Plumbing a call for rapid troubleshooting or a new installation.
Our skilled professionals can offer same-day appointments at (408) 217-0955 for anyone seeking water heater services in San Jose.
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