There are some modern luxuries that homeowners may be able to live without. We don’t think that the water heater falls into this category, though. For most homeowners, the idea of living without a reliable, efficient water heater is not one that they would even entertain. Fortunately for you, we are here to ensure that your water heater is always able to excel in its operation.
We install and service tank and tankless water heaters, in both gas and electric models, in Mt. Sterling, KY and throughout the surrounding areas. When choosing a hot water heater, it is important that you always take the time necessary to get to know your options. Working with Will Keath Plumbing guarantees that you will be 100% satisfied with your water heater services.
Gas vs. Electric
There is a fair amount of debate over which type of water heater is "best": gas or electric. In truth, there is no one "best" water heater, only that which is best for the individual house. Both gas and electric water heaters have their pros and cons.
Natural gas tends to be the preferred fuel source, as it is not only efficient but also quite affordable and clean–burning, for a fossil fuel. It also requires gas piping and proximity to a gas main, however. This raises a few concerns and issues for some.
Not every homeowner will have access to natural gas, and not every homeowner will want to pipe a combustible fuel into their home. Electricity is available just about everywhere, and is a strong alternative. However, keep in mind that, despite their efficiency, electric water heaters can cost more to operate because of the price of electricity.
Tank vs. Tankless
The other great debate with water heaters is whether or not a hot water tank should be used. Traditionally, tank water heaters were the most common type in homes. They heat water, and store that hot water in a tank until it is needed. This means that there is a reservoir of hot water at the ready. It also means standby energy loss, though, as some of the heat in that water is bound to transfer through the tank and into the air surrounding it.
Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, face no such energy loss. Why? Simple: they don’t use a tank at all. Tankless water heaters are also called "on–demand" water heaters, due to the fact that they heat only the water that you need, as it is called for. This helps to boost efficiency. These systems cost much more up front than tank models, but also offer great energy savings over time.
We Install and Service Tank and Tankless Water Heaters
Regardless of the type of water heater that you choose to use in your home, it is vital that your water heater installation in Mt. Sterling, KY is completed by a trained professional. Only then can you hope for your system to operate as efficiently, reliably, and safely as possible. We can complete a water heater installation for your brand new home, or your water heater replacement when your existing system finally gives out on you.
If you want to get the best performance possible from your water heater for the longest amount of time, scheduling routine water heater maintenance is your best bet. Even so, of course, your water heater will run into trouble from time to time. This is just the nature of mechanical systems. If and when your water heater does encounter operational issues, remember that the professional plumbers on our staff at Will Keath Plumbing can complete any water heater repairs that you may need.