A functioning water heater is an essential part of any home.

Different types of water heaters

There are many water heaters you can install in your home. Each type has its own benefits and functions. The most popular type of water heater is the electric heater. This water heater does not require gas, but instead uses electric energy to power it. It is a more sustainable option. It is also easier to use electric heaters than gas heaters.

Although gas heaters are often less expensive than electric heaters it is important to compare different models as efficiency can differ even between the same heater. Over time, electric heaters may need new thermostats and elements. Regular maintenance should include flushing both electric and gas heaters. These are the most common types of heaters, but there are many other options . Hybrid heaters or tankless heaters may also work well in your home.

Tankless heaters heat water as needed and are smaller than other heater types. They do not heat up gallons at once, but only the water that you require at the time. This makes them more efficient. Hybrid heaters can heat water using multiple sources, such as electricity or heat pumps. They are an energy-saving and efficient choice. Hybrid heaters are more efficient and better for our environment.

Water heater maintenance

Regular maintenance can vary depending on which type of water heater is being used. We recommend that all water heaters be maintained to maintain their efficiency and long-term durability. This will increase the heater’s life expectancy. If you don’t feel comfortable handling heat sources such as electric or gas heaters, a professional Long Beach Plumber should be called.

Rebuilding Water Heaters

You don’t have to replace your water heater if you experience problems with it. You can save time and money by repairing the damaged parts of your water heater. This will extend the life expectancy of your water heater.

Gas heaters may have a control valve, or thermal ignitor, that can fail while the rest of heater is unaffected. These parts can be replaced without the need for a more expensive replacement. The temperature release valve or pressure release valve may need to be replaced in electric heaters. However, this does not necessarily mean that the heater must be completely rebuilt.

Replacing Your Water Heater

Sometimes, it may be necessary to replace the entire heater instead of rebuilding it. This is a common option for older heaters, or it can be an option to replace your heater with a newer model.

You might also notice signs that your water heater needs to be replaced. You can solve some of these signs by simply replacing the parts, but it is best to contact a professional. You should replace your heater if you notice leaks at the bottom or top of the heater, unusual noises, lack of hot water and rusty water coming from the taps.