Repairs & Replacements - Des Plaines, IL
Green Tech Plumbing provides water heater repairs and replacements throughout Cook County IL. Our team of plumbing experts can handle just about any system, from conventional hot water heaters and tankless designs to roof-mounted solar units. Our tradesmen are available for repair service, installations, and consultations. Whether you're in the market for a more efficient hot water heater or you are just looking to get the hot water back on, we've got your back 24/7. Call us at 847-518-5338 to get started on your free estimate today.
When Should Water Heaters Be Replaced.
How Long Do Water Heaters Last?
The most telltale sign of needing a water heater replacement is a leak. If the leaks originate from the tank itself then it needs to be replaced. You might also consider replacing the hot water heater after the warranty runs out. Most water heaters come with a 12-year warranty which is the average life cycle of a conventional hot water heater. Sometimes it's better to change the unit before it becomes a major issue.
If the water heater isn't keeping up with the demand of the household it might worth investing in a unit with a bigger capacity. We provide free estimates on hot water heater repairs, replacements, and upgrades. Contact us today to get started on your free estimate.
Water Heater Sales & Installation
Picking The Best Water Heater Unit
According to the Department of Energy, 27 million homes have a hot water heater over 10 years old. On average, hot water heaters account for 15% of your home utility bill. The upfront cost of changing a hot water heater can be regained by the energy savings it provides over time. To save money, you'll need a system that not only provides enough hot water but also does so efficiently. The proper hot water heater and its fuel source are important choices to consider. Thinking About Changing Your Hot Water Heater? The licensed plumbers at Green Tech can help you replace outdated and broken hot water heaters. Call us today for a free consultation at 847-518-5338 or contact us online via email.
Hot Water Heater Types
Professionally Installed - Des Plaines, IL
Conventional Hot Water Heaters - This keeps a reservoir tank of hot water at the ready. It can be powered with natural gas or electricity. It has cheaper upfront costs, systems last between 10 and 15 years and are very common. However, keeping the water hot does cause a loss of standby energy. You can help reduce this loss by purchasing an insulated tank.
Tankless / On-Demand Water Heaters - These systems provide instant hot water and are powered by gas or electricity. They are expected to last 20 or more years and require some maintenance. These types of systems are 90% more efficient than conventional hot water heaters. However, simultaneous uses can stretch the hot water supply. You can fix this by installing more than one unit.
Power vent Hot Water Heaters - These heaters are equipped with a built-in fan that pushes exhaust out a vent. The fan reduces the chances of a Backdraft. The Energy Center of Wisconsin estimated Power vent water heaters to save about $20$25 per year over a traditional water heater, based on fuel costing $1 / therm. You also have a lot more flexibility over the installation location. These units will need an electrical outlet to operate. If the power goes out or GFCI devices get tripped, the hot water heater will stop working.
Solar Hot Water Heaters - This system uses the sun as a natural heating element. Units can save homeowners 50% a year over electric and gas hot water heaters. They can last 20 years or more and require minimal maintenance. However, cloudy days and heavy use can take a toll on the water supply. Installing a backup storage water heater can help fix this common problem.
Tankless Coil Indirect - These water heaters use a home's space heating system to heat water.
Heat Pump Water Heaters - These hot water heaters move heat from one source to another. They are 2 to 3 times as efficient as conventional hot water heaters and can save homeowners quite a bit of money. The drawbacks are based on the installation location. They generate cold air which can offset heating costs in the winter. This can be mitigated by switching it from regular mode to resistance mode during winter months.