When you think of water heaters you may think of a big, cylindrical tank in your basement with a burner beneath it. These storage tank water heaters are still a popular, effective solution to your water needs, but there are many other options to explore if you’re thinking about a new water heater in Naperville, IL. Whether you need a new water heater for your home or commercial space, here is some information about different makes of water heaters you may be interested in.
Leslie Heating & Cooling of Woodridge, IL services the greater Chicagoland area, including Lisle, Downers Grove, Naperville and Darien.
Conventional Storage Water Heaters
The most popular type of water heater contains a reservoir of water in the tank. When a hot water tap is turned on in your home, the water heater releases hot water from top of the tank, and cold water enters the bottom of the tank to replace it. This way the tank is always full. The main drawback this type of water heater presents is that water is continually heated, resulting in standby heat loss. While more modern, insulated tanks limit this heat loss, it still exists to a degree. Additionally, depending on the fuel source, even more energy may be lost. Gas and oil water heaters experience venting energy loss, for instance, though there are also devices to limit this drawback.
We service all makes and models of storage water heaters from top manufacturers, including the following:
- A.O. Smith
- Bradford White
- American Water Heaters
Naperville, IL Tankless Water Heaters
Demand or tankless water heaters do not feature a reservoir of heated water; instead they can heat the water going to the application on demand. This eliminates the standby heat loss you get with a storage tank model, but tankless water heaters also have drawbacks. A demand water heater’s output limits the flow rate to all the different plumbing appliances and faucets. If you are running several applications at once, a tankless model cannot always keep up with demand. In homes with heavy hot water demands, the homeowner may benefit from installing multiple tankless water heaters or from a gas powered model, as they provide higher flow rates than electric ones.
We service all makes and models of tankless water heaters from top manufacturers, including the following:
Heat Pump Water Heaters in Naperville, IL
Heat pumps are often used to heat homes, but they can also provide hot water. Heat pump water heaters work on the same heat transfer principle as heat pumps heating your home. They do not use fuel to create heat. Instead, they transfer existing heat, making them more energy efficient than water heaters using gas or electricity as a fuel source. Heat pumps can also be retrofitted to supplement standard storage tank models. While heat pumps are energy efficient and greener than many standard options, they have certain climate requirements and do not perform as well in extreme temperatures. They are also more expensive to purchase than standard water heater models.
Call Leslie Heating & Cooling for Naperville, IL Water Heater Service
If this seems like a lot of information to process for what you thought was a basic home decision, don’t worry. Leslie Heating & Cooling is here to make sure that you have the information you need to make an educated decision. We are familiar with all makes and models, including, solar powered and tankless coil or indirect water heaters. We’ll help you throughout the entire process so you don’t have to second guess any part of the decision making. Call Leslie Heating & Cooling any time, and let us take care of all your Naperville, IL water heater service needs!