Hot Water Tanks In Solon, Maple Heights, Parma, OH, And Surrounding Areas
Water heaters come in a few varieties. If you’re not sure which one is right for you, turn to Air Quality Control Heating & Cooling LLC for expert advice. We can help you run the numbers to determine the most cost-efficient type of water heater for your home. Traditional water heaters are comprised of storage tanks that keep hot water on standby 24/7. They are available in both electric and natural gas models. Traditional water heater, improved design. The latest tank-style models are now better insulated, more energy efficient, and operate up to a 96% thermal efficiency. That means they cost less to operate, so payback on your purchase will take about five years. Today’s traditional water heaters are safer, too, thanks to better venting of carbondioxide.
Other considerations: Newer models feature a built-in auto shut-off in case flammable substances spill near the unit. Newer models are wider and taller, so we can help you choose a location where it fits best.
Gas Water Heaters
If your water heater is gas-fired, it is important that it be serviced. Gas water heaters can develop combustion deposits that make the burner inefficient. Plus, that combustion gas is about 80% water vapor and very corrosive, leading to lots of large rust flakes that can form and land on the gas burner. Just like any fossil-fueled appliances, it needs to be cleaned regularly to operate safely and efficiently.
Electric Water Heaters
Electric water heaters exhibit wear and tear a bit differently. These heaters rely on electric coils, usually two of them, with each heating one half of the tank. As the coils age, they burn out. The surest sign of this is when you suddenly start running out of hot water quickly. Repair is a matter of draining the tank and replacing the coil, a job best left to an experienced electrician.