Black's Plumbing Is One Of Northwest Indiana's Top Installers Of Water Heaters
Choosing a water heater for your home is an extremely important decision for any homeowner. Upwards of 25% of your home energy can be used just to heat your water. Research and knowledge of energy efficient water heater appliances is imperative and using a trustworthy plumbing contractor like Black's Plumbing for your installation will give you the peace of mind that the job was done correctly.
There are different types of water heaters available on the market to choose from.
- Storage Water Heaters
- Tankless Water Heaters
Storage Water Heaters
Storage water heaters are the most common heaters found in most homes today. They are available in different capacities and efficiencies. In general they keep large amounts of water hot at all times, so choosing the correct heater will depend on your family's needs. Blacks's Plumbing can help you decide the correct option in your storage water heater. We are an authorized State Water Heater dealer. First Hour Rating or "FHR" is a number that informs you of how much hot water a storage water heater can provide per hour. This is different that the actual capacity of a water tank and most units can supply more FHR than their water capacity.
First Hour Ratings Guide:
- 2 people - 45 - 55 gallons
- 3 people - 55 - 65 gallons
- 4 people - 65 - 75 gallons
- 5 people - 75 - 85 gallons
- 6 people - 85 - 100 gallons
With Black's Plumbing you get:
- A 30, 40, 50 or 75 gallon water heater
- One year warranty on the installation
- Manufacturer's warranty on all water heater tanks
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters supplies hot water on demand. Generally instantaneous water heaters will cost more at time of installation, but will save on energy costs over the lifetime of the heater. Black's Plumbing will be glad to guide you through your decision making process. Tankless water heaters vary by brand in the amount of hot water they can supply at the same time. Natural gas tankless heaters are capable of higher flow rates than electric tankless heaters, which means they can provide more hot water per minute.
As a rule of thumb, it's always a good idea to purchase an extended warranty on your water heater. Storage water heaters usually last 10 - 15 years while tankless heaters have a life expectancy of around 20 years.
Call us today at (219) 201-0733 to schedule your appointment.