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Tank Water Heater Systems in Chicago, IL
Do you happen to know what the hardest working appliance in your home is? If you answered “my water heater,” you’re right! The average tank water heater is used multiple times a day, all year-round, putting it far above other systems like climate control in terms of frequency of use. Tank water heaters don’t even turn off. Instead, they remain operating 24/7 in order to keep a standing supply of hot water ready in case you need it.
If you want to make sure that your tank water heater lasts as long as possible, you should see to it that it gets the best professional services available. Brilliant Electric Heating & Cooling offers a full range of tank water heater services throughout Chicago, IL. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our hot water tank technicians.
Types of Tank Water Heaters
There are a couple of different kinds of tank water heaters, divided by fuel type. Each type has its pros and cons, and will serve differently depending on the individual home in which they are installed. Let’s take a closer look at them:
- Gas Tank Water Heaters: Gas tank water heaters are by far the most common water heater type in the country, and they’ve earned that distinction. Natural gas is plentiful, cheap, and puts out a lot of heat for the amount burned. This makes it ideal for water heaters. However, in order to make use of a gas tank water heater you’re going to need to have your home outfitted for natural gas. If you don’t have a gas main in your vicinity, you’re not going to be able to make use of a gas water heater.
- Electric Tank Water Heater: An electric tank water heater makes use of a heating coil in order to heat the water in your home. There is no combusting of fuel involved in how an electric water heater operates. While electricity is more expensive as a fuel source than natural gas, it does have the advantage of working practically everywhere. As long as your home has electricity, you can use an electric tank water heater.
How to Make Your Tank Water Heater Last
Making your water heater last as long as possible is key to getting maximum return on your investment. There are two primary ways that you can do this. First, you should schedule preventive maintenance for your water heater at least once a year. Most water heater problems are subtle, and you won’t be able to catch them early enough to prevent the majority of the damage if you just rely on cursory inspections. Annual preventive maintenance allows your water heater technician to closely examine your system, though, and fix any developing problems before they have the chance to cause much damage.
The second thing you need to do is call for repairs as soon as you notice a problem with your system. Preventive maintenance prevents the majority of water heater problems, but it probably won’t catch them all. The faster you call for repairs after noticing a problem, the better condition your system will be in. Brilliant Electric Heating & Cooling offers tank water heater services throughout Chicago, IL.