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Water Heater Services in Chicagoland

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Every home has a water heater. You probably don’t spend much time thinking about the water heater until, one morning, you go to take a shower and there’s no hot water. You may or may not know how water heaters work, or how to maintain one. We can help! Precision Plumbing, Sewer Drain Cleaning has been maintaining, repairing and replacing water heaters for nearly two decades in the suburban Chicago area, including Naperville, Lombard, Wheaton, Arlington Heights and more!

Don’t let yourself go without hot water for long, our services are available whether you need them in the middle of the night or on a weekend, for no extra charge. Whether your tank is leaking or just not working properly, call us now and you will have hot water today!

Repair, Replacement & Installation in Chicagoland

Water heaters are fairly simple, they are composed of a tank that contains heating elements or a burner assembly on gas units. Water enters one side of the tank, and comes out the other side heated on demand. Unfortunately, installation is not always so simple.

Not only does the installation involve plumbing but it also involves electrical work. Depending on your level of expertise this can be a do-it-yourself project or not, but it is usually best to call on a professional plumber. If you are planning to attempt an installation yourself, remember:

  • Read all of the literature that comes with the water heater
  • Be sure to incorporate specific manufacturer indications, because not doing so might void your product warrantee
  • This process involves some soldering so make sure you have the right tools for the job

Be careful, because many potential dangers can come from installing your water heater improperly. Check your local Chicagoland codes. If you would like to make the process easier and make sure that your water heater is installed properly and efficiently, our experts at Precision Plumbing will ensure that everything is installed safely and to code.

We are water heater experts in:

Call now and schedule to have a new water heater installed today by one of our licensed plumbers. We will come and install your hot water heater at a time that works best for you. We offer professional, courteous and efficient service in suburban Chicagoland, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All of our workmanship is guaranteed for life and we offer warrantee coverage for a minimum of one year…Is today soon enough?

Water Heater Maintenance

As water is pumped into your water heater, over time dirt and various sediments and minerals accumulate at the bottom. These materials can make your water heater less efficient and cost you money in the long run.

Call Precision Plumbing and we will make sure that your water heater runs smoothly by inspecting and fixing any problems we may find. We offer convenient 24/7 service in suburban Chicagoland…Is today soon enough?

Tank Type Water Heaters

Water heaters can last up to 30 years, but many fail after 10, predominantly due to neglect. In addition, inefficient water heaters can add dollars onto your bills. If you are having trouble with your water heaters in suburban Chicagoland, Precision Plumbing, Sewer Drain Cleaning will inspect your heater and provide you with options to service or replace parts or, if necessary, are prepared to install a new water heater. We are experts in both gas and electric water heaters, and provide additional confidence in our service with warranty coverage of at least one year on any parts replaced.

How does it work?

Most water heaters in the U.S. are tank-type water heaters, also called storage water heaters. In these water heaters, water is contained within a cylindrical vessel and constantly heated and ready for use. The most common size water heater tanks in homes are 40 and 50 gallons and some homes may even have a 75 gallon tank.

Most use natural gas, while other use electricity, solar panels, propane or heating oil. One advantage of tank type water heaters are that these larger vessels tend to supply water with less temperature modulation than tankless water heaters.

The gas water heater works by the process of convection, or rising heat. Water is injected into the bottom of a tank through a dip tube. Once the cold water at the bottom is heated by the gas burner (located at the bottom of the tank) it naturally rises and is replaced my more cold water which then begins to be heated. The hot water is then taken up by the hot water pipe located near the top of the tank.

The electric water heater usually contains two resistance heating elements, one at the bottom and one at the top of the tank. A switch that senses the water temperature delivers power to these heating elements. When you open a hot water tap, cold water enters into the tank through the bottom and activates the heating elements until the water is heated.

Tankless Water Heaters

Did you know you could have enough hot water for everyone, with every shower, if you installed a tankless water heater? Heating water accounts for up to 30 percent of the average home’s energy budget. Check out the video below to learn more:

Tankless water heaters provide an endless supply of hot water but are designed to heat only the water you are using – saving you money on your gas or electric bill every month. You may also be eligible for a Federal Tax Credit— call for more information today!

What is it?

Tankless water heaters are also called instantaneous, continuous flow, inline, flash, on-demand or instant-on water heaters. They heat water instantly as it move through the device, instead of containing it for a long period of time. Tankless water heaters come in small sizes that can be placed at more than one point-of-use in your home such as the kitchen or the bathroom. They also come in larger sizes so that one heater can heat water for the whole home. They have been popular in Europe and Japan for quite some time but are only recently growing in popularity in the U.S.

How does it work?

When you turn on your shower, sink, tub or washing machine, the heater’s water flow turbine senses this and starts the heating process. A signal is sent from the water turbine to the control board which looks at the difference between the incoming water temperature and the desired water temperature in. The water circulates through the copper heat exchanger and provides you with a continuous stream of water at the desired temperature. When you turn off the hot water tap, the tankless water heater goes into standby mode and is ready for whenever it sense the next demand for hot water.

Tankless or Tank?

High efficiency tankless water heaters last twice as long as tank-style heaters, and their small size wall mount capability help recapture valuable square footage in your home. They are also more energy efficient since they are only working when you need hot water (rather than working constantly).

So start saving money and never be left with a cold shower again. Call us today to install a tankless water heater in your home. We are available 24/7 in the Chicagoland area and our experts will professionally and efficiently install your tankless water heater for you…Is today soon enough?

*Consult your tax professional to determine the application of any tax credits.