Don’t stress over water heater repairs, S&K Quality Plumbing will take care of your plumbing problems. You can purchase a water heater from us or pick up one from the supplier of your choice and hire S&K Quality Plumbing to install it. Our plumbers know all about conventional gas or electric water heaters as well as tankless (on- demand) water heaters.
Water Heater Life Expectancy
A conventional water heater should last about 11 years, tankless heaters have a life expectancy of 15-20 years. Hard water will shorten the life of water heaters. Regular maintenance of water heaters will prolong the life of a water heater.
Tankless water heaters are considered more energy efficient than conventional heaters because they don’t have to continually heat a tank of water. Tankless water heaters heat water instantly whenever a hot water tap is opened. But not all conventional heaters are created equally. The most heavily insulated conventional water heaters rival tankless water heaters for efficiency and require no special modifications to your power supply, gas lines or ventilation.
What Temperature Should My Water Heater Be Set For?
To reduce the risk of scalding and to avoid the risk of running out of hot water, S&K Quality Plumbing recommends a temperature setting of 120°-125° F.
Safety First Around Water Heaters
Always keep safety in mind when it comes to water heaters. Never store paints, solvents or combustibles near the unit due to the obvious risk of fire.