Storage Water Heaters

A storage heater is one of several types of water heaters that are commonly used in homes today. This is a water heating system that is designed to hold water in a storage tank and to maintain the water at a heated temperature until it is needed by the home’s residents. While these systems are designed to be used for a decade or longer before they need to be replaced, they may also need to be serviced from time to time in order to maintain their functionality. Because of how important a storage heater system is for homeowners today, it is critical that you understand when to contact our company for repair or replacement services.

Signs Your Storage Heater Needs Repair Services
There are many signs that you may notice in your home that can indicate the need for storage heater repair services. For example, you may notice that the hot water has a distinctive, unusual or even foul smell. It may also have a slight tint if rust or other debris is in the water. In some cases, you may notice that the storage heater system is not able to keep up with the demands you place on it for hot water, or it may not be producing hot water at all. A very clear sign that storage heater repair services are needed is when you notice water leaking from the system.

When to Replace Your Water Heater
While repair services for a hot water heater are needed from time to time, the fact is that these systems simply will not last forever. They are designed to be replaced after a certain period of time, and the lifespan of your system may be related to how well you maintain the system, how much demand you place on it and other factors. When an older model is not functioning well, it may be more cost effective to replace it rather than to repair it. In some cases, homeowners will replace a storage heater that functions well in an effort to reduce energy consumption in the home. This is because older models may be designed to use more energy than newer models. By replacing an outdated or older model with a more energy efficient model, homeowners can save money without decreasing the amount of hot water that they use.

How to Select the Right Water Heater for Your Needs
When you are in the market to replace your storage heater with a new model, you should carefully consider which model you choose. Your budget may be one of the primary factors to consider when making a buying decision, but there are other factors to weigh into your decision making process as well. For example, you should find a system that uses the right type of energy. Gas and electric heaters are among the most common options available. In addition, you should pay attention to the size of the tank. Smaller tanks may be more affordable, but if you have a home that has a higher demand for hot water, you may need to invest in a larger tank. This will minimize the risk of running out of hot water.

Whether your storage heater tank has stopped working, or you have a leaking water heater, or is barely keeping up with your demands or has other issues, we are the local plumbing company to use for all service needs. We will take the time to properly diagnose repair issues, and we can provide you with an affordable quote for the work that needs to be done. If you need to replace your system, we can help you to find a model of storage heater that is best for your needs and your home. To schedule service with our company, contact our office today.