A faulty or inefficient water heater can affect your daily routine and hike up your energy bills. Make sure you are getting the hot water you need while keeping your water heater working efficiently. Contact your Manchester water heater repair and installation team at Skovron Mechanical Services LLC.
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What Are the Benefits of Oil and Gas Water Heaters?
Oil-fired water heaters have the ability to quickly heat a large amount of water. This results in a higher recovery rate compared to other types of water heaters. An oil-fired water heater can reach a recovery rate of 120 gallons per hour. These systems can be used when natural gas is not available. Oil-fired water heaters are safe and nontoxic.
Gas water heaters also have a high recovery rate, supplying plenty of water when you need it. The low operating cost, especially with the newer, high-efficiency models, makes this system a favorite among homeowners. Gas water heaters are reliable and space-efficient. Because of their high recovery time, there is no need for oversized tanks. Clean-burning gas water heaters are easy to maintain and environmentally friendly.
No matter what type of water heater you have, we can help you with repairs, new installations, and maintenance to ensure the efficiency of your system.
Why Choose an Electric Water Heater?
Electric water heaters are usually considered superior to gas-powered heaters. The only real disadvantage to electric water heaters is that electricity costs more than gas. This means that your electric water heater will cost slightly more per month than a gas one would.
Electric water heaters are highly efficient. They are so much more efficient than gas water heaters that they make up the difference in utility costs. Since they don't need gas lines to be installed, electric water heaters also cost less to install and maintain. With all those costs factored in, an electric water heater can actually end up saving you money! Electric water heaters are also safer than gas, which is another reason they are usually preferred.
What Are Common Problems?
Take a look at common water heater problems we can help you solve:
- Lack of hot water: Depending on the type of water heater you have, the heating element may need to be replaced or the gas thermocouple may need to be inspected. We will evaluate your water heater to determine the source of the problem.
- Inconsistent heating: This is often caused by a problem with the thermostat setting. Your technician will inspect the thermostat and provide repair or replacement as necessary.
- Unusual sounds: Strange sounds can point to sediment buildup. To solve the problem, we will drain the tank and clear out any debris.
- Leaking tank: Unfortunately, there is little that can be done to fix a leaking water heater tank. Leaks are often the result of a corroded tank. In this case, we recommend a replacement. We will help you choose the right water heater for your needs and install it for you according to code.
If you notice any of these or other problems, contact us right away for immediate service. If you have an older water heater that is showing signs of trouble, it may be time to replace it. Call us today and we will help you get started choosing the ideal water heater. Once we have found one that fits your needs and budget, we will install it for you. Our technicians follow all safety codes and standards and will make sure you get to enjoy reliable hot water for years to come.
Is Maintenance Required?
We recommend water heater maintenance at least once a year. Part of the maintenance process is to make sure your system is not developing any problems that could cost you down the road.
During routine maintenance, we will drain the tank and inspect the sacrificial anode rod. For gas systems we will also adjust the gas valve pressure, as well as clean the flame sensor.
When maintaining an oil-fired water heater, we will confirm proper operation of the wall thermostat. We will also vacuum the heat exchanger, flue pipe, and combustion chamber. The oil filter strainer and nozzle tip will be changed. The pump pressure, air intake, boiler temperature, and draft regulator will also be adjusted. Our technicians also perform a combustion efficiency analysis.