Combs Design & Build provides comprehensive water heater services to clients throughout Columbia and the surrounding areas. Our team of experienced professionals offers installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement services for both conventional and tankless water heaters.
We understand the importance of having a reliable and efficient water heater in your home or business. That's why we offer personalized consultations with our experts to help you choose the right type of water heater for your needs. We will work with you to determine the best size and capacity for your household or commercial property.
Our team is equipped to handle any water heater issue, from minor repairs to full replacements. We use only high-quality equipment and professional procedures to ensure that your water heater is installed or repaired correctly and efficiently. We also offer regular maintenance services to keep your water heater running smoothly and extend its lifespan. Our team will inspect your water heater for any potential issues and make necessary repairs or adjustments.
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Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, are a type of water heater that heats water directly without the use of a storage tank. Instead of storing hot water in a tank, tankless water heaters heat the water as it flows through the unit.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water flows into the unit and is heated by either an electric element or a gas burner. The temperature sensor in the unit detects when hot water is needed and activates the heating element or burner to provide hot water on demand. As soon as you turn off the tap, the unit shuts off, saving energy and reducing standby losses.
One of the main benefits of tankless water heaters is their energy efficiency. Because they only heat water when it's needed, they can be up to 30% more efficient than traditional storage tank models. This can result in significant savings on your energy bills over time.
Another benefit of tankless water heaters is their compact size. They take up much less space than traditional storage tanks and can be installed in small spaces such as closets or under sinks.
Tankless models also have a longer lifespan than traditional storage tanks. While storage tanks typically last between 10-15 years, tankless units can last up to 20 years with proper maintenance.
Finally, because they don't rely on stored hot water, tankless units can provide an endless supply of hot water on demand. This means no more running out of hot water during long showers or when doing laundry. Overall, if you're looking for an energy-efficient and space-saving option for your home's hot water needs, a tankless water heater could be a great choice for you.
Signs that You May Need a New Water Heater
- Old Age – The age of your water heater is an important factor to consider. Most conventional water heaters last between 10 and 15 years, while tankless models can last up to 20 years. If your water heater is approaching or exceeding its expected lifespan, it may be time for a replacement.
- Rusty or Discolored Water – If you notice rusty or discolored water coming from your taps, it could be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside and needs to be replaced.
- Strange Noises – If you hear popping, cracking, or other strange noises coming from your water heater, it could indicate sediment buildup or other issues that require attention.
- Leaks – Any leaks around the base of your water heater are a clear indication that something is wrong and needs to be addressed immediately.
- An Inconsistent Hot Water Supply – If you're experiencing inconsistent hot water supply, such as running out of hot water faster than usual or having to wait longer for hot water to reach the tap, it could mean that your water heater isn't functioning properly.
- Higher Energy Bills – A sudden increase in energy bills without any other explanation could be due to an inefficient or failing water heater.