Water Heater Repair & Installation
Water Heater Repair & Installation in Norwalk, CT
Your water heater works hard all year, providing you and your family with vast supplies of hot water. It is a unit that is often overlooked and taken for granted until the unfortunate day that it malfunctions. At T&H Mechanical Systems, we provide a variety of water heater services, including installation, repair, and maintenance. Whether your home is equipped with a conventional tank water heater or a tankless unit, our experienced technicians can get the job done.
Conventional & Indirect Water Heaters
When people think about water heaters, they most likely think about the conventional type that uses a burner under a large tank to heat up water for the home. This type continues to be popular for many homeowners due to the low installation cost.
Similar to this type of unit are indirect water heaters, which also hold water in a large tank. However, unlike conventional models, indirect water heaters have the burner apart from the tank. Instead of heating the water directly, these units heat up a fluid that is circulated throughout the water tank through a network of piping, which ends up using less energy.
Tankless Water Heaters & Heat Pumps
For more energy-efficient models, homeowners should consider tankless units and heat pumps. Heat pumps work by pulling heat from the surrounding air and using it to heat up the water. By avoiding the need for burners, heat pumps can lower your monthly energy bill.
Another option is the tankless water heater, which saves energy by only heating water when needed.
You may want to choose a tankless heater because they:
- Are compact, making them perfect for when space is an issue
- Often use less energy than conventional models
- Typically last longer than traditional models
Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Investment?
Your water heater is certainly one of the most heavily used appliances in your home. If you are ready to schedule a water heater replacement in Greenwich, be sure to weigh all of your options carefully. You don’t have to replace your existing water heater with an identical, or even a similar, system just because it’s all you’ve ever know. One option well worth your consideration is the tankless water heater. Consider the following information, and let a member of our staff know if you have any questions.
One of the first things that homeowners tend to notice when researching their water heater options is the fact that the tankless water heater is indeed more expensive than most, if not all, tank systems. For some, this alone is enough to disqualify the system from their list of options. However, you must look beyond the initial purchase price if you hope to understand the benefit of a tankless water heater as it relates to your situation.
If you plan on being in your house for some time to come, this increased initial cost is a lot easier to justify. Tankless water heaters tend to have considerably longer lifespans than tank models, and they also operate more efficiently since there is no risk of standby energy loss due to heat transferring out of the water in a storage tank and into the air surrounding it. This means that your energy savings over the years can help to offset this initial price difference, and then some.
There is also the size of the tankless water heater to consider. If you are tight on storage space as it is in your home, then you may not want to take much up with the continued use of a tank water heater. A tankless water heater is very compact, and can be comfortably installed in tight spaces, such as on the wall of a closet.
Installing & Maintaining the Right Water Heater
You may be feeling unsure which type of water heater is best suited for your home, your needs, and your budget. T&H Mechanical Systems is happy to help you select the right unit by assessing your home and providing our expert recommendations. Rely on our water heater technicians to install your unit professionally and safely – and we always take the time to inspect and re-inspect our work to ensure the highest quality installation.
Problem with your existing water heater
Whether we installed it or not – our team can help you with any necessary repairs. We’re local, and quickly get to you prepared with all the necessary tools and parts, from valves to anode rods, to fix your water heater quickly. T&H Mechanical Systems also offers convenient maintenance services to tune-up your unit and keep it functioning at full capacity all year long.