REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, & Installation
Regardless of what problem you might have with your hot water supply, contact Five Star Plumbing for immediate assistance. Our team of highly trained Cedar Rapids & Iowa City area experts will help you with your residential water heater repair or with choosing a new hot water heater for your home.
You Need Reliability
Your water heater is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home. It provides reliable heated water for your family throughout the year, ensuring you always have what you need to take a nice hot shower, wash clothes, or do the dishes. So, when your residential hot water heater stops working or you notice a drop off in the capacity in your system, it may be time for repairs or replacement.
Plumbing issues never happen at a convenient time. We’re always available to help – 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
Tank Water Heaters
The most common form of water heaters is a traditional tank system. A tank water heater is generally very effective and provides reliable hot water for your home. Today’s water heater tank models are much more energy efficient than they were just a few years ago.
When deciding to install a tank style water heater, 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 – 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.
Residential tank 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. 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.
Tank Water Heater
Tankless Water Heater
Tankless Water Heaters
However, regardless of how frequently you clean your tank and where you keep the temperature, you’ll still always use energy to keep the water hot whether you’re using it or not. This is why tankless water heaters are becoming much more popular in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, IA areas.
Residential tankless water heater systems work by heating the water only when you need it. A tankless system flash heats water when a fixture calls for it, rather than storing water in a tank and constantly using energy to keep it hot. There might be a short delay in receiving your hot water, but a tankless water heater will work as long as is needed to keep your water warm — no more running out of hot water because someone used it all! Additionally, when you don’t use your hot water at all while on vacation or a weekend away, you’ll save a lot of money with a tankless system.
Water Heater Installation
Once you’ve selected a type of water heater that best suits your situation, you’ll need a professional to install it. The process requires careful measurement of your water needs, placement of the system and recalibration of the heating source.
To ensure you get the best service possible, contact Five Star Plumbing today. Our Cedar Rapids & Iowa City metropolitan area residential water heater technicians work closely with homeowners to choose and install water heaters that fit their specific needs.
Whether you’re ready to start the installation process now or you’d first like to discuss your options more in-depth with a technician, call us today.
Water Heater Installation