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Water Heaters
Regular Maintenance Is Important
We repair, replace and maintain all types of water heaters. Regular maintenance is required for both tank-type and tankless water heaters in order to keep it running efficiently. For maximum longetivty, flushing and cleaning is needed for both tank-type and tankless water heaters. Clarke Kent Plumbing can also descale the water lines and clean the combustion chamber for optimal performance. These low-cost maintenance services will save you money by extending the life expectancy of your heater.
Tank-type Water Heaters
Tank-type water heaters are cylindrical vessels or containers that keeps water continuously hot and ready to use. They have been widely used in the United States for over a hundred years. We install and service all different makes and models of water heaters - including Natural Gas, Electric and Propane.
Pros:
  • Lower up front cost 
  • Easiest installation and replacement
  • Use a wide variety of available fuels
Cons:
  •  Higher energy costs  
  •  Standby heat loss
  •  Tanks are large and heavy
  •  Higher life-cycle cost
Tankless Water Heaters
The tankless water heater heats water as it flows through the tubing in the heat exchanger inside the heater. Because a tankless water heater heats the water as it flows, you can have a never ending supply of hot water. This can be especially beneficial for families or businesses that require a constant demand for hot water. In the past few years, improvements have been made making them less primative and much more reliable. However, routine maintenance is required at least once a year to prevent sediment build up for optimal performance.  
Pros:
  • Compact design (typically wall-hung)
  • Endless hot water
  • Accurate temperature control
  • More energy efficient 
  • Most manufactures offer longer warranties
  • Better for the environment
Cons:
  • Higher up-front cost
  • Untreated water can cause scaling
  • Could require electrical rewiring for some homes
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If it takes too long for hot water to get to your sink or bathroom, we can install a Recirculation pump. This will remedy the problem and eliminate water being wasted while waiting to get warm. In addition, timers can also be set to regulate when the water is being heated to reduce your gas bill.
If you're installing or replacing an existing hot water heater, now is the time to explore all the various options available today. Heating water consists of about 20-30% of the home's energy cost, so choosing the right water heater is an important decision. There is still much debate as to which water heater is the best value today. We want to provide you with un-biased information so you find the right fit for your family's needs - whether it's a tankless or tank-type water heater.