When it comes to hot water, there’s no room for inefficiency and poor performance. We use hot water daily, and we can’t live our lives without it. That means you need a water heater that is up to the challenge of providing reliable, clean, hot water whenever you need it. From showers to dishes to cooking, your Frisco water heater should serve you consistently.
At Earl’s Plumbing, we know it can be difficult to choose between different kinds of water heaters. It’s an important investment, and you don’t want to choose the wrong unit that will be serving your home for a decade or more! That’s why we want to explain in more detail one of the most efficient and dependable kinds of water heater: electric tank heaters.
Following the tradition of tanked water heaters, electric tank systems store hot water in a tank until it’s needed. The main difference between these units is the fuel source it uses to heat the water. As the name suggests, electric tank heaters use electricity to warm the water stored in the tank.
In fact, a series of temperature sensors and one or two heating elements can keep more than 50 gallons of water warm and ready for your needs. The temperature sensors make sure that the water stored in the tank is heated when it starts to lose warmth, signaling to the heating elements to turn on and off periodically. Electricity flows into the heating elements, warming the metal and allowing the water to heat as well.
When a hot water faucet is turned, the warm water stored in the tank is released from the bottom and distributed to the necessary area of your home. Freshwater is then pumped into the tank and starts warming.
Gas water heaters are generally considered cheaper to operate simply because gas is less expensive than electricity. However, your home needs to have a gas line installed and access to a gas supply in order to support this system. Plus, the gas units are usually more expensive upfront. Electric water heaters can be installed in almost any home in the country — as long as you have electricity!
In addition to ease of installation and availability of power source, some other benefits of an electric water heater are:
If these advantages pique your interest, then an electric water heater might be your best option. Feel free to call on the experts at Earl’s Plumbing to give you a professional recommendation before you purchase your new unit. We’re happy to evaluate your Frisco home and advise on the unit that will serve you best.
Many Frisco homeowners want to know if they can take care of a water heater installation themselves, and the answer is yes — technically. However, our professional team brings specialized tools, expertise and experience to every installation. What might take us a few hours to complete could have you struggling for multiple days to figure out. We want to make this process as easy for you as possible, and get hot water flowing through your home again. That’s why we recommend working with professional plumbers for your water heater installation.
Our team is very careful inside your home, making sure that the old unit is transported out of the area and the new unit moved into place. Your water heater might be somewhere accessible, but it might also be in the attic or difficult to reach. That’s when our know-how comes in handy. We’ll make sure your new system is positioned correctly and hooked up to both electricity and water securely. When our team installs your water heater, we do it right.
Earl’s Plumbing is proud to serve the Frisco community with stellar technical and customer service skills. If you’re ready for a high-efficiency water heater that can meet the demands of your home, then an electric water heater installation could be your perfect solution. Give us a call to schedule service today!