Water heater repair and installation is good business for your Friendly, Affordable Mooresville Plumber. Even though today’s water heaters are much more efficient than any in history, they still need repair/replacement. No water heater will last forever!
Traditional tank style water heaters utilize elements/coils to heat your water, element failure and replacement is about the only maintenance (and occasionally the thermostat) for the standard tank style water heater. It is a very simplistic operation, but prone to repeated issues.
Tankless water heaters are in big demand with new homes; I have replaced numerous tank style water heaters with the new tankless models. Tankless water heaters use electricity or gas, not elements/coils to heat your water and the replaceable parts are minimal. Tankless water heaters heat small amounts very rapidly to ensure constant hot water, whereas tank style water heaters heat the water inside the container. People like that they never run out of hot water with a tankless water heater.
Little to no maintenance and long life, along with immediate and unlimited hot water.
The cost is more for the initial unit. This will offset over time, but many homeowners prefer not to invest the extra.
Call me with your questions on water heaters, I am always happy to help.