Residential Water Heaters
Every home, condo and apartment has one and it’s used continuously to supply hot water to most fixtures in the home. Although there are many types or models of water heaters in use throughout the United States, currently there are three basic types: Tanked, Tankless and Hybrid Water Heaters.
There are a lot of brand options and price points for water heaters. At Pacific Plumbing, we only install the highest quality water heaters on the market and at a fair price. Contact us here or call us at 253-850-1536. We an help you decide which Water Heater option is best for you.
Pacific Plumbing Installations by Type
Tanked Water Heaters
Tanked Water Heaters resemble a well-insulated, safe to use, oversized tea kettle that sits in a closet, garage or basement. Activated by sensors that tells when the water temperature falls below a certain degree. It’s effectively been in use since, since 1868 and continues to provide a needed function.
It will heat water up, to maintain a preset temperature range, even if there is no immediate demand in the house for hot water. However, improvements over the years have made these appliances very efficient. They use less gas or electricity and maintain temperatures for longer periods of time.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless Water Heaters have become more popular over the past ten years and their appeal continues to grow. They are an "on-demand" system. When someone turns on the hot water tap or shower, the system kicks in and very rapidly starts producing hot water. Overall they use gas more efficiently; on when needed, off when not.
For larger families they can efficiently supply a "never ending" supply of hot water.
Hybrid Water Heaters
Hybrid Water Heaters are essentially a heat pump and use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly--Similar to how a refrigerator works but in reverse.
Hybrid water heaters can be extremely efficient, as much as two to three times more energy efficient than conventional electric resistance water heaters and are a perfect solution for houses requiring a lot of hot water throughout the day. No waiting between uses, your hot water is always ready!
Water Heater Repairs
The average heater lasts 7-10 years. In areas where there is hard water or water with a high concentration of minerals, this may create sediment at the bottom on the tanks. Over time the system becomes less efficient to run or simply begins to breakdown.
Contact Pacific Plumbing and ask for one of our serviceman to come out and evaluate your system. A simple less expensive repair may be all that’s required. Don’t guess call us and ask for our FREE estimate.