Water Heater Installation, Repair, and Replacement Services in Columbia, MO
A water heater is a device that is common throughout most homes in both Columbia, Missouri, as well as the United States as a whole. Commonly, it is a cylindrical tub that contains water, as well as various other valves and pipes that work in unison to heat your water safely and efficiently so that it can be distributed through your house to provide hot water for your shower, dishes, cooking, etc.
Typical Signs You Need a Water Heater Inspection
Common signs that your water heater needs an inspection are water heater leaks. If your water heater is leaking, you should call or contact the professional plumbers at Brian Wear Plumbing immediately to ensure your water heater gets fixed properly.
A sign that your water heater may need maintenance soon is a recurring “popping” noise in your water heater. If you are hearing a water heater popping noise be sure to contact the professional plumbers at Brian Wear Plumbing to schedule a professional plumbing inspection.
What Are the 3 Main Types of Water Heaters?
Water heater’s come in all shapes and sizes, but can be boiled down to three main types.
Traditional Storage Tank Water Heaters
The traditional water heater is common for most residential and commercial buildings, a traditional tank water heater is a rather large cylindrical tank that utilizes heat rising to heat the water. Once an electric heating element or a burner raises the water's temperature, the heated water rises and is sent through a tube to the requested destination. Traditional storage tank water heaters can be electric or gas powered.
Tankless Water Heaters
The tankless water heater is growing in popularity every day in the United States. Common in other parts of the world such as Europe, the tankless water heater is designed to function on an as-needed basis rather than storing a large container of water and constantly heating it. Tankless water heater’s raise the temperature of the water when requested then turns off once the action has been completed. Though energy efficient, it is common for larger households to require more than one unit, which can raise costs considerably.
Hybrid and Heat Pump Water Heaters
Hybrid water heaters are similar to traditional storage tank water heaters, except they also use a heat pump to raise the water’s temperature. Through the heat pump and combination of a traditional storage tank water heater’s design, the hybrid and heat pump water heaters boast energy efficiency while keeping hot water available at all times.
How Do I Know Which Water Heater is Right for Me?
At Brian Wear Plumbing, our professional plumbers are well equipped to inspect your residence and help you determine what water heater will suit your needs. In addition to professional installation, our plumbers can repair your water heater should it malfunction and provide other plumbing services as needed.
Recommended Water Heater Brands
Rinnai Water Heaters - Rinnai offers dependable continuous-flow, tankless water heaters.
Bradford White Water Heaters - these water heaters are built for durability and quality performance.
Water Right Softeners - Water-Right, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial quality water treatment systems, including water softeners, water conditioners, and treatment systems.