While water heaters are often overlooked as they quietly perform their jobs providing heated water throughout the year, if your water heater breaks down or goes on the blink, it quickly becomes very evident just how important these items are.
When it’s time to replace your electric or gas hot water heater, calling a professional will be the smartest thing you can do. Raven Mechanical can provide and install the latest in energy efficient water heater technologies that will save you money.
We service most brands and we stock quality water heaters for nearly every residential and commercial application. Our water heaters are energy efficient, warrantied, and designed to give you many years of service.
Not only do our plumbers and technicians possess the most up to date knowledge, skills, and tools for water heater installations but we also specialize in:
Don’t run the risk of an early morning ice cold shower because you have no hot water, call Raven Mechanical today for more information regarding water heaters, repairs and installations.
The traditional tank system is the most common of water heaters, as they are known for their effectiveness and reliability in providing a constant source of hot water. If you haven’t purchased a new hot water heater in some time, you’ll be surprised by how much more energy efficient today’s tank models are than just a few years ago. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a water heater.
First, you must consider hot water tank capacity. Every home has a certain amount of water it will use in one hour. This is how hot water tanks are measured – by their one hour peak capacity. If you turn on every shower, hot water faucet and dishwasher in your home for an hour, how much hot water do you need? The realistic amount your home uses will help determine how big of a tank you’ll need.
Tank hot water heaters, while more efficient than they once were, are still not the best options around. They use fuel to heat water continuously, whether you’re using it or not. So, even if you don’t use hot water all day, you’re paying money to heat it for no reason. You can take some steps to reduce the consumption, such as cutting the holding temperature to just 120°F instead of 140°F and cleaning your tank once every 6 months. Raven Mechanical can provide you with more tips for reducing energy costs related to water heating, as well as provide you with routine maintenance to keep your new water heater in great shape.
You don’t use hot water 24 hours a day, but with a standard storage hot water heater, you’re paying to heat water 24 hours a day. You’re heating and reheating the same water even when you’re sleeping.
A tankless water heater system works by heating the water only when you need it. Rather than storing water in a tank and constantly using energy to keep it hot, a tankless system flash heats water when a fixture calls for it. There’s often a short delay before you are able to feel the hot water, so you’ll need to be a little more patient, but a tankless water heater will work as long as is needed to keep your water warm.
The upside to this is that because it is a far more energy efficient system, you will significantly reduce your energy usage costs.
So, when you don’t use your hot water at all while on vacation or a weekend away, you’ll save a lot of money.
Call the tankless water heater experts at Raven Mechanical today for more information.
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