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The life expectancy of most water heaters is between 8-12 years and they require very little maintenance. It can be easy to forget about your water heater. As long as it’s working. Like most things, they work great until they don’t. It only takes one cold shower or a puddle of water in your garage to let you know that it’s time to replace your water heater.

Routine maintenance and repairs can help extend the life of your water heater, but a leaking water heater or one that is over 12 years old may just need to be replaced entirely. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable  water heaters on the market that offer a variety of heating methods that can also help lower your energy bill.

There are several different water heaters on the market. Deciding which one is best for your home can take some time and research. Vegas Plumbing Service is here to help you decide which water heating systems may be best for your home.  We sell, install, and service all water heaters as well.

Going tankless

Tankless water heaters are a great alternative to gas heaters. Unlike hot water heaters that need to store about 40 to 50 gallons of water, tankless water heaters are compact and more energy efficient.

Tankless water heaters can be either gas water heaters or electric water heaters  and are referred to as Demand water heaters. This is because they heat water only when the faucet is turned on, instead of heating and storing water.

Tankless water heaters can also save you money over time. According to Energy.gov:

homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand water heaters can be 24%–34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters. They can be 8%–14% more energy efficient for homes that use a lot of hot water — around 86 gallons per day. You can achieve even greater energy savings of 27%–50% if you install a demand water heater at each hot water outlet.”

Vegas Plumbing Service offers gas, electric, and tankless (demand) water heaters as well as installation and maintenance. Whichever the model of  water heater that you prefer, Vegas Plumbing Service is here to make sure that you’re water heater is installed properly and serviced regularly to enhance the life of your hot water heating system.