Somerset County homeowners depend on their water heaters every day –
depend on Copperhead for all your water heater needs.
Storage Water Heaters
The most common style of hot water heater in the United States is the conventional storage water heater. They combine the water storage tank and the heating element in one unit. Single family storage water heaters offer a reservoir of 20 to 80 gallons of hot water, depending on your daily needs. To replace that hot water, cold water enters the bottom of the tank, which ensures that the tank is always full. Heat sources include electric elements, gas burners, oil burners or a hot water boiler. Standard gas water heaters operate at a much lower cost than electric units, in the same way a gas clothes dryer is much cheaper to operate than an electric one.
Since water is constantly heated in the storage tank, energy is constantly being used and can be wasted even when hot water isn't running in the house. This is called standby heat loss. If you're concerned about excessive energy usage, Copperhead can help provide you with options that will help to lower your monthly energy bills. The state of New Jersey offers rebates for Energy Star rated products through their Clean Energy program, which gives homeowners money-back incentives for installing energy efficient equipment. That's a big reason to go green!
Tankless Water Heaters
The new European-style tankless water heaters make hot water as needed and reduce standby losses, such as when a tank of hot water is stored overnight. When a hot water faucet is turned on in the house, water is heated as it flows through a heating coil or heat exchanger in the unit. These are around 99% efficient whereas a conventional gas water heater is 75-80% efficient. Tankless water heaters also have better longevity, and will last on average up to 20 years, as compared to conventional storage water heaters, whose lifespan ranges from 10-13 years on average.
Installation, Maintenance & Repair
Copperhead Plumbing provides installation, maintenance and repair on most brands of hot water heaters in Somerset County NJ. Additionally, our vast knowledge of water heater capabilities and performance rates will help guide you on which system is best for you, should a new system be in your future.