Water Heater Replacement

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Louisville Water Heater Installation

If your old water heater isn’t working as well as it used to and water heater repair isn’t solving the problem, or it’s nearing the end of its average lifespan, you may need to replace a water heater. Tankless water heaters and conventional water heaters serve the same purpose, but water heats differently in each type of water heater. Each type has its own pros and cons. The licensed plumber from Jarboe’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help you decide which new hot water heater is best for your needs before you purchase and install a water heater in your Louisville area home.

Natural gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and propane water heater types are available for tank water heaters and tankless heaters. Each type of water heater goes about heating water using its own distinct process to supply you with hot water for all household uses. Before you invest in a new hot water heater, Jarboe’s can guide your comparison of electric water heater and natural gas water heater models so you can determine which fuel source will work best for your household.


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Tank Water Heater Installation & Replacement Services in Louisville

Your conventional water heater is an important part of your home, and it is essential to keep it in good working order so it lasts you many years. Regular maintenance and servicing will help to prolong its life, but eventually, all water heaters will need to be replaced. This is a job that should always be carried out by a licensed plumber.

At Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we are the area’s trusted experts when you need to replace a water heater in Louisville. We can advise you on the best tank water heaters for your home and carry out the water heater installation quickly and with great energy efficiency. Contact us today to find out more about our services.

Water Heater Replacement for Tankless Water Heaters in Louisville

The Jarboe’s plumbing team is standing by to help with water heater replacement services for tankless water heaters. With different fuel type options and styles, including natural gas water heaters and electric water heaters, we’ll find the new water heater that will meet your hot water demands while fitting into your budget for installation costs.

The professionals at Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offer tankless water heater replacement services across the Louisville area. Contact us today to get started! If your existing water heater malfunctions, just give us a call! We can replace a water heater with a new tankless unit right away so that water heats to a comfortable temperature setting.

How Do Tank Water Heaters and Tankless Water Heaters Compare?

The most significant difference between conventional water heaters and tankless models is the way they go about heating water.

  • With a regular tank water heater, preheated water is stored in large tanks. When needed, the hot water will flow through water lines to the appropriate hot water tap. This means that you need enough storage capacity to always have hot water ready. If your tank empties while someone else is showering, you’ll have to wait for it to refill before your next use.
  • Tankless units, meanwhile, heat up water when a person turns on the hot water faucet (either a gas burner or an electric heating element is used). This means that the demand for hot water fluctuates depending on how many people are taking showers at once. However this also means making sure that whichever model you choose has enough capacity for when everyone tries using hot water at once – if the tankless water heater doesn’t have a high enough flow rate, no one will be happy with the temperature setting of the hot water coming out the water lines.

Average Lifespan for Each Type of Water Heater

In order to maintain a tank natural gas water heater or electric model water heater, homeowners should perform annual inspections of the unit as well as maintenance. These inspections can help determine whether there is a leak somewhere within the tank that could be indicative of a major issue or if the fault can be repaired, such as by replacing a malfunctioning pressure relief valve. A good inspection will also help homeowners test their water heater’s performance, ensuring that it has been operating efficiently throughout the year.

Poor performance is a common reason homeowners pursue water heater replacement, but age is also a factor. A conventional water heater has a service life average of 8 to 12 years. For tankless units, they tend to last an average lifespan of 20 to 30 years. Depending on your maintenance performance over the years, you could be in need of water heater replacement sooner or several years later than this estimated timeframe.

Which New Water Heater Do You Choose When Replacing a Water Heater?

Many people do not know what to do when faced with the decision of going for a natural gas or electric water heater. Is it better to buy an old-fashioned one which will be easier and cheaper to maintain but potentially less energy efficient? Or would it be wiser to invest in an advanced and more expensive model, which will last longer than you might expect?

  • Tankless water heaters have become very popular in recent years because they offer excellent service but won’t take up much space – perfect if you live in a small home with little room to space. There is no storage tank and the small unit can be installed on a wall instead of the floor.
  • When making this crucial decision, it is important to consider your preferences when it comes to hot water usage; some people prefer warmer temperatures while others prefer cooler ones. A gas water heater is generally known to produce hot water at a warmer temperature setting and faster than an electric unit.
  • If you’re looking for energy efficient models, a tankless water heater replacement is the best choice. This type of water heater installation uses less power than conventional models because a tankless unit doesn’t need to maintain high temperatures all day long.
  • If you want access to a large supply hot water for washing dishes, showering, and making pasta, all at the same time, then we recommend a traditional tank style unit because it will heat water in advance so that a large volume of hot water is ready to travel through the water lines.
  • Tankless water heater costs come with installation fees that are quite pricey due to how much work goes into installing them versus installing other types of tank model water heaters.
  • Fuel prices can impact your decision to stick with one water heater type over another, as you may wish to convert to save money throughout the year.

Water Heater Replacement Costs

You’re likely curious about what kind of average costs are charged for service installing a water heater. Many people wonder whether a conventional water heater would be cheaper if they plan to have it changed out down at a scheduled point in time rather than waiting until something unfortunate happens.

Water heater replacement costs are largely dependent on the type of water heater you choose to install. Tankless models are generally more expensive than tank units; larger tank size or flow rate units are more costly than smaller capacity water heaters. Gas units with power venting cost more to install than those with direct venting. A direct vent system brings in combustion air from outdoors and expels exhaust through vertical popes. A power vent venting system has a blower component and moves air and exhaust through horizontal venting pipes.

Another popular question is if someone has access to a utility gas line, would installing a natural gas line be less expensive than an electric water heater when doing replacements or upgrades? In general, gas piping installation can add some costs to your total if you do not currently use natural gas for water heating. Gas units must have gas lines extend to the installation area and a gas control valve safety device installed.

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